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Top reformist Shari'a judge eyes women's rights, liberal approach - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:50

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Top reformist Shari'a judge eyes women's rights, liberal approach
Jerusalem Post Israel News
'Education, productivity, equality levels threaten Israel's existence'. By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI. Sponsored Content. SLAMIC JURIST Hana Mansour-Khatib poses Sunday in her office in Tamra, in the. Israel's first woman Shari'a court judge a humble role model.

Tomorrow Is 50/50 Day, a Call for Gender Equality - TIME

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:54

TIME

Tomorrow Is 50/50 Day, a Call for Gender Equality
TIME
A successful man said to a young woman I know, “Men have responsibilities; women have choices.” Yes, this happened in 2017. She was stunned. I wasn't. That bias remains, despite the number of studies done across disciplines disproving the premise that ...
UN gender equality report gives insight into Arab male identityCNN
It's not sexist to make men take the bins out, it's equalityMetro

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Saskatchewan's Status of Women Office sits empty following ... - CBC - CBC.ca

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:33

CBC.ca

Saskatchewan's Status of Women Office sits empty following ... - CBC
CBC.ca
Saskatchewan's Opposition worries a delay in hiring a new executive director for the Status of Women Office means women's issues will fall by the wayside.

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Rare Ride Promotes Women Rights in Pakistan - VOA News - Voice of America

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 04:25

Voice of America

Rare Ride Promotes Women Rights in Pakistan - VOA News
Voice of America
Pakistani sportswoman Guliafshan Tariq is traveling on her motorbike across the country's northwestern mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province to promote ...

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Women's Rights and Social Justice: Julia Ward Howe's 1870 ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 02:20

Center for Research on Globalization

Women's Rights and Social Justice: Julia Ward Howe's 1870 ...
Center for Research on Globalization
147 years ago, the disastrous human and economic consequences of the American Civil War were becoming increasingly apparent, especially to certain ...

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Still more women in Canada than men – but only just - Macleans.ca

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 02:41

Macleans.ca

Still more women in Canada than men – but only just
Macleans.ca
The latest census figures released Wednesday show there were 97 men for every 100 women, a figure that has held relatively steady over 15 years based on data from Statistics Canada. At the youngest age range, men outnumber women, but their lead ...
In an aging Canada, women need to save more than men — even if they make lessGlobalnews.ca
Census 2016: The growing age gap, gender ratios and other key takeawaysThe Globe and Mail
Highlights of Statistics Canada's latest 2016 census releaseCBC.ca

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Trump adviser who wrote “women already have equal rights” will be working with Ivanka on “women's issues” - Shareblue Media

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 05:28

Shareblue Media

Trump adviser who wrote “women already have equal rights” will be working with Ivanka on “women's issues”
Shareblue Media
The Donald Trump administration cannot be described as "feminist" with one iota of sincerity. And as if to drive that fact home, Ivanka Trump's work on women's issues will be aided by senior adviser Stephen Miller — who wrote a 2005 op-ed on the ...
Stephen 'Women Choose Lower-Paying Professions' Miller To Reportedly Tackle Women's Issues For White HouseThe New Civil Rights Movement

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Carbonear woman attends United Nations event on the status of women - The Compass

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:32

The Compass

Carbonear woman attends United Nations event on the status of women
The Compass
“I think that this event is relevant to women all over the world. It is great to hear about issues faced in other parts of the world and how to get involved,” said Gill, “to hear about initiatives being implemented in other countries and then think ...

New approach to Alberta women's health care being considered by NDP - Calgary Sun

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 18:38

Calgary Sun

New approach to Alberta women's health care being considered by NDP
Calgary Sun
The business plan said the new approach "will enhance health equity in care provisions and support equality of health outcomes for all women (Indigenous, seniors, disabled, youth, LGBTQ, new Canadians and rural Albertans) and will go beyond traditional ...

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Turkish women's rights are at stake in Sunday's elections - PRI

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:42

PRI

Turkish women's rights are at stake in Sunday's elections
PRI
Until about 2012, Erdogan had been a champion of women's rights — he rose to power in Turkey advancing women's rights — and as prime minister, he pushed through laws on child custody, protection against violence and divorce that many women's groups ...

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women postpones Edmonton, Thunder Bay meetings - CBC.ca

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 05:46

CBC.ca

Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women postpones Edmonton, Thunder Bay meetings
CBC.ca
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has abruptly postponed regional advisory meetings that had been set for Edmonton and Thunder Bay, Ont., next week. The meetings, launched by Ottawa but independent from the ...
Missing, murdered women inquiry delays regional meetingsCTV News
Inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women and girls hits roadblocks before it startsHamilton Spectator

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Donald Trump just quietly signed away more women's rights - The indy100

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:01

The indy100

Donald Trump just quietly signed away more women's rights
The indy100
More specifically, the bill entitles states to withhold Title X, the US's family planning programme, which, according to Planned Parenthood, helps 4.6 million Americans every year, saves $7 for every $1 invested, and helps women avoid STIs and cervical ...
This Week in Women's Rights: Domestic Abusers May Soon Be Tracked by GPS in Maryland.Slate Magazine (blog)
5 things women need to know about Trump's first 100 daysDetroit Free Press
6 Ways the Trump Administration and Congress Have Threatened Women's Health in Just a Few MonthsCommon Dreams
U.S. News & World Report -CNN -BBC News
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Brexit will be disastrous for women unless we fight the rollback of our rights - The Guardian

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:01

The Guardian

Brexit will be disastrous for women unless we fight the rollback of our rights
The Guardian
We wanted to ensure that parliament would have oversight of ministers rewriting laws to interpret EU employment and equality directives such as the working time regulations, which protects rights to annual leave, rest breaks and overtime pay. This was ...

North Korea: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday No Celebration for Women - Human Rights Watch

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:01

Human Rights Watch

North Korea: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday No Celebration for Women
Human Rights Watch
(Seoul, April 14, 2017) – North Korea is betraying the pledge to protect the rights of women and girls and promote gender equality made by its former leader and “perpetual” president, Kim Il-Sung, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is ...

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Canada's honorary citizen Malala Yousafzai challenges Ottawa to lead on women's education - National Post

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:04

National Post

Canada's honorary citizen Malala Yousafzai challenges Ottawa to lead on women's education
National Post
The day Yousafzai was originally to be honoured, Oct. 22, 2014, marked a moment replete with irony for Rona Ambrose, a former status of women minister who is currently serving as the Conservative party's interim leader. “This irony didn't escape me ...
Malala Yousafzai urges Canada to play leading role in girls' education fightCBC.ca
Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary CanadianCTV News
Canada bestows rare honour on young Pakistani girls rights activistRadio Canada International

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Ontario urged to tackle gender pay gap with transparency law - Toronto Star

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 03:14

Toronto Star

Ontario urged to tackle gender pay gap with transparency law
Toronto Star
Ontario must urgently introduce pay transparency laws to tackle a gender wage gap that has remained virtually unchanged for 30 years — the legacy of inadequate enforcement and funding, according to equal pay advocates. The changes proposed by the ...
Ontario's Pay Equity Office Taking Steps To Advance Women's Economic EqualityCanada NewsWire (press release)
Equal Pay Day provides rallying point for women in workplaceUSA TODAY
The Wage Gap between Wyoming's Men and Women: 2016 - Wyoming Women's FoundationWyoming Women's Foundation
Money Magazine -Wikipedia
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USA beats Canada in OT to win women's world championship - Sportsnet.ca

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 19:43

Sportsnet.ca

USA beats Canada in OT to win women's world championship
Sportsnet.ca
Hilary Knight blocked a shot in Canada's end and scored on an odd-man rush at 10:17 of overtime to lift the host country to a 3-2 victory and a fourth straight world championship. The U.S. women threatened to boycott the tournament if USA Hockey didn't ...
US beats Canada in OT to capture women's world hockey goldThe Globe and Mail
Game Wrap: Canada advances to women's world championship finalCBC.ca
Canadian women's hockey team gets another chance at elusive world titleCTV News
Toronto Sun -Macleans.ca
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Canada locks up first place and playoff spot at world women's curling - Times Colonist

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:31

Times Colonist

Canada locks up first place and playoff spot at world women's curling
Times Colonist
Canada will complete round-robin play against Italy and Denmark on Thursday before shifting focus to the playoffs. A win in Friday's Page playoff will secure a spot in the final. "We're going to try to rest as much as we can when we have the ...
Canada secures spot in playoffs at world women's curlingThe Globe and Mail

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Liberals to address women's concerns in first gender-based federal budget - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:56

The Globe and Mail

Liberals to address women's concerns in first gender-based federal budget
The Globe and Mail
The Trudeau government's second budget will include a host of measures specifically aimed at improving the lives of women, including a plan to fund new child-care spaces, extend maternity and paternity benefits and address sexual assault. The budget ...

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'Women studies' course at rural Alberta school draws intervention from province - CBC.ca

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:21

CBC.ca

'Women studies' course at rural Alberta school draws intervention from province
CBC.ca
In an emailed statement to CBC, Eggen said gender equality is a priority for the Alberta NDP government. "I understand the concerns being raised about the content of this course. Alberta Education and representatives from my office are in contact with ...

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