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Woodland posts shutout for Canada at U18 World Women's Hockey Championship in Russia - Kamloops This Week

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:32

Kamloops This Week

Woodland posts shutout for Canada at U18 World Women's Hockey Championship in Russia
Kamloops This Week
Teammates congratulate Kendra Woodland of Kamloops after Canada posts 4-0 victory over Sweden at the World Women's Hockey Championship in Dmitrov, Russia, on Sunday. Hockey Canada photo. Kendra Woodland waited a long time to realize her dream of ...
Maggie Connors of St. John's playing for Canada in world U18 women's hockey championshipThe Telegram
Canada drops 3-2 decision to Russia at U18 women's world hockey championshipNational Post
Canada drops 3-2 decision to Russia at U18 women's world hockey ...Times Colonist

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The Golden Globes show we can't make progress on gender equality if men stay silent - NBCNews.com

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:45

NBCNews.com

The Golden Globes show we can't make progress on gender equality if men stay silent
NBCNews.com
And, most noticeably, just about every woman who received an award, along with a healthy chunk of those women presenting, felt the obligation to turn her moment into a reflection of sexual harassment, gender inequity, the #MeToo movement and the ...

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Does a local pub's discount for women violate a man's human rights ... - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:37

CBC.ca

Does a local pub's discount for women violate a man's human rights ...
CBC.ca
A London, Ont., pub's promotion that offers women a 13 per cent discount as a nod to the wage gap has prompted a possible human rights complaint, the restaurant's owner says.

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At Golden Globes, Women's Rights Take Center Stage - Wall Street Journal

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 19:08

Wall Street Journal

At Golden Globes, Women's Rights Take Center Stage
Wall Street Journal
LOS ANGELES— Oprah Winfrey had the room on its feet in a thundering speech declaring the “time is up” for powerful abusers. Actresses such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Viola Davis traded the usual red-carpet plumage for black gowns, the uniform of the ...

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Actresses will walk the Golden Globes red carpet with women's rights activists - AV Club

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:48

AV Club

Actresses will walk the Golden Globes red carpet with women's rights activists
AV Club
Civil rights activist (and creator of #MeToo) Tarana Burke will walk with Michelle Williams, black feminist organization Imkaan founder Marai Larasi will walk with Emma Watson, workers rights activist Monica Ramirez will join Laura Dern, Native ...
Women's Rights Activists to Walk Golden Globes Red Carpet With ActressesHollywood Reporter
Golden Globes: Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, among actresses to bring women's rights activistsSalon
Emma Stone And Actresses Joined By Women's Rights Activists To Walk Golden Globes Red CarpetBusiness 2 Community
VH1.com (blog) -Quartz -New York Times
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Muslim women will not misuse the 'triple talaq' law - Aljazeera.com

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:33

Aljazeera.com

Muslim women will not misuse the 'triple talaq' law
Aljazeera.com
The reactions to the "triple talaq" bill within the Muslim community have been varied. As a feminist, what has troubled me the most are critics of the bill saying we should reject it because it is a right-wing government that is putting it forward ...
Triple talaq bill: Is it a social reform or a political weapon?DailyO

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Women's March Canada coming to the Fraser Valley - Surrey Now ... - Surrey Now-Leader

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:56

Surrey Now-Leader

Women's March Canada coming to the Fraser Valley - Surrey Now ...
Surrey Now-Leader
Women's March Canada is coming to the Fraser Valley on Jan. 20 with an event in Chilliwack. “I attended the Women's March last year in Vancouver and I just found it very empowering and meaningful,” said march organizer Patti MacAhonic, executive ...

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Orla O'Connor: Women's rights set for big year - Irish Times

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:48

Irish Times

Orla O'Connor: Women's rights set for big year
Irish Times
In 2018 we will be celebrating the centenary of women's right to vote in Ireland. The Taoiseach. Leo Varadkar, has publicly committed to recognising the centenary year with significant advancements for women's equality.Tomorrow, on Nollaig na mBan ...

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Once more, Iceland has shown it is the best place in the world to be female - The Guardian

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:28

Bloomberg

Once more, Iceland has shown it is the best place in the world to be female
The Guardian
Iceland has long been deemed the best place in the world to be a woman. For the past nine years, the country has topped the World Economic Forum's gender equality index; the UK comes in at 15th. In Iceland men get at least three months' paternity leave ...
No, Iceland Hasn't Solved the Gender Pay GapBloomberg
Iceland just became the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than womenMoneyish

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Unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the Constitution - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:02

Los Angeles Times

Unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the Constitution
Los Angeles Times
A few years later, in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in Congress to give women all the other rights in the Constitution. The amendment makes discrimination against women unconstitutional and prohibits legal distinction between the ...

Women's Rights Activists Perplexed At Inaction On Disgraced Ex Policeman Accused Of Domestic Violence - Lovin Malta (press release)

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:58

Lovin Malta (press release)

Women's Rights Activists Perplexed At Inaction On Disgraced Ex Policeman Accused Of Domestic Violence
Lovin Malta (press release)
However, the Women's Rights Foundation said domestic violence police reports are, by law, ex officio, meaning they police have a duty to investigate them even if the victim withdraws the report. "We feel that as wrong as the Ministry's reaction was in ...

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Women's Rights in Iran - Voice of America

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:42

Voice of America

Women's Rights in Iran
Voice of America
The images are notable in that Iran severely restricts women's rights, from what they are allowed to wear in public to the jobs they hold, to not being allowed to watch men's sports in stadiums. Iranian expatriate Roxanne Ganji holds a sign at a ...

Global Journalist: North Korea Women's Rights - KBIA

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:52

KBIA

Global Journalist: North Korea Women's Rights
KBIA
North Korea has one of the worst human rights record in the world, but for women the situation is particularly acute. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are rarely punished, and many women who escape to neighboring China end up being trafficked into ...

Women's rights set for big year - Irish Times

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:43

Irish Times

Women's rights set for big year
Irish Times
In 2018 we will be celebrating the centenary of women's right to vote in Ireland. The Taoiseach. Leo Varadkar, has publicly committed to recognising the centenary year with significant advancements for women's equality.Tomorrow, on Nollaig na mBan ...

After Peru floods, women emerge as leaders, advocates - UNFPA News

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:17

UNFPA News

After Peru floods, women emerge as leaders, advocates
UNFPA News
LAMBAYEQUE, Peru – “When the disaster struck, I was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, and all I did was try to protect my life and my children's lives,” said Lily, 40, describing how her family fled flooding in the Íllimo district of Lambayeque on 14 ...

Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights - The Diplomat

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:34

The Diplomat

Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights
The Diplomat
The government believes the jirgas will offer swift and speedy justice to those who are marginalized, poor, and unable to access formal justice. Yet if the government of Pakistan was hoping to show concern for the poor and marginalized, especially ...

Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty - Toronto Star

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:31

Toronto Star

Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty
Toronto Star
To look at the experiences of women in federal prisons is to hold up a mirror and a magnifying glass to the failures of Canada's social safety net. Women, especially Indigenous women, have become the fastest growing prison population. Over a 10-year ...

More women's shelters across Canada need to start accepting pets - CBC.ca

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:06

CBC.ca

More women's shelters across Canada need to start accepting pets
CBC.ca
One women's shelter, Interval House of Ottawa, has made it a little bit easier for vulnerable women to leave their abusive partners by announcing that it would soon be accepting pets. Research shows that there is a strong connection between spousal ...