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U of T alumna, women's-rights advocate Sheilah L. Martin nominated to the Supreme Court - News@UofT

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:03

News@UofT

U of T alumna, women's-rights advocate Sheilah L. Martin nominated to the Supreme Court
News@UofT
Justice Sheilah L. Martin, an alumna of University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, has been nominated to be the newest justice on the Supreme Court of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today. Martin, who received a doctorate of judicial ...
Trudeau to name new Supreme Court judge, maintaining gender splitThe Globe and Mail

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Egyptian initiative spotlights women's rights through film - Al-Monitor

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:31

Al-Monitor

Egyptian initiative spotlights women's rights through film
Al-Monitor
Mona Mounir, a member of the Egyptian parliament who launched an independent initiative dubbed Women's Cinema, believes that films and post-screening discussions can help women understand their rights. “The initiative aims at raising women's ...

Mexico rights commission calls for alert on women's killings ... - National Post

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:15

Mexico rights commission calls for alert on women's killings ...
National Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says authorities should declare a gender violence alert for the central state of Puebla.

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TRU WolfPack women's soccer team falls short of Canada West playoffs (with slideshow) - Kamloops This Week

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:45

Kamloops This Week

TRU WolfPack women's soccer team falls short of Canada West playoffs (with slideshow)
Kamloops This Week
Unable to muster a goal in Canada West play on Sunday, the TRU WolfPack women's soccer team saw its slim playoff hopes slip away with a 2-0 loss to the MacEwan Griffins of Edmonton on McArthur Island. TRU (3-9-2) needed a win and some help after ...

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Khan: The niqab takes us back to where Muslim women should not be going - Ottawa Citizen

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 01:01

Ottawa Citizen

Khan: The niqab takes us back to where Muslim women should not be going
Ottawa Citizen
Let me be extremely clear. I am not in favour of Quebec's religious neutrality law. As many have observed, Bill 62 contradicts the very idea of neutrality, breaches the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the political machinations of the legislation ...
After Quebec's Bill 62, Muslim women find new resolve to fight discriminationCBC.ca
Allison Hanes: Not all women are equal in QuebecMontreal Gazette

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Quebec women who wear niqab worry about how Bill 62 will affect ... - Toronto Star

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:06

Toronto Star

Quebec women who wear niqab worry about how Bill 62 will affect ...
Toronto Star
Women like Fatima Ahmad say the bill could technically stop them from attending university and will disrupt their use of public transit.

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Canada's women's team falls to US in pre-Olympic matchup - TSN

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:16

TSN

Canada's women's team falls to US in pre-Olympic matchup
TSN
QUEBEC — Canada's women's hockey team opened its pre-Olympic exhibition schedule with a 5-2 loss to the United States on Sunday. Brianna Decker scored twice for the U.S. at Quebec City's Videotron Centre. Hilary Knight, Annie Pankowski and Alex ...

Sophia Bush: Women 'Shouldn't Have to Work So Hard' to Feel Equal to Men - PEOPLE.com

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 08:34

PEOPLE.com

Sophia Bush: Women 'Shouldn't Have to Work So Hard' to Feel Equal to Men
PEOPLE.com
Sophia Bush has long used her social media feeds as a place to voice her feelings on hot-button issues like the presidential election and gun control. But in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, she's spoken up even more about women's rights and ...

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Italy's Laura Boldrini on scourge of fake news, women's rights and Facebook - Montreal Gazette

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:12

Montreal Gazette

Italy's Laura Boldrini on scourge of fake news, women's rights and Facebook
Montreal Gazette
But the sweatshirt was a signpost for the conversation that would follow with Boldrini — a journalist turned refugee advocate turned politician — taking on fake news and Facebook, Harvey Weinstein and the (continuing) fight for women's rights. “Fake ...

TSN's coverage of Canada vs. US in women's hockey starts Sunday - TSN

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:04

TSN

TSN's coverage of Canada vs. US in women's hockey starts Sunday
TSN
With excitement and anticipation building for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Canada's national women's hockey team heads to Québec City to ...

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