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Iceland's Gender Equality Policies Are Famous, But Violence Against Women Is Out Of Control - Bustle

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:31

Bustle

Iceland's Gender Equality Policies Are Famous, But Violence Against Women Is Out Of Control
Bustle
Despite being famous worldwide for its gender equality policies, Iceland women experience violence all too frequently. While the country has some of the strongest laws when it comes to equality in the workplace, including equal pay for equal work ...
Iceland's high gender ranking masks continuing violence, harassment and everyday sexism, experts sayToronto Star
#MeToo movement jolts Iceland as women speak outeuronews

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'Aren't men just cleverer than women?': building a feminist city in the Philippines - The Guardian

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:07

The Guardian

'Aren't men just cleverer than women?': building a feminist city in the Philippines
The Guardian
Nor-Ain Ibrahem wasn't looking to learn about gender equality when she stumbled upon the white tent next to the community basketball court. As temperatures nudged 40C in Landar evacuation camp – near Marawi City, on the southern Philippine island of ...

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses' - The Guardian

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:21

The Guardian

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses'
The Guardian
“These are some of the first attempts in Canadian legal history to try and bring some accountability to a Canadian mining company for horrific human rights abuses in another country,” said Cory Wanless of Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors, the ...

Alberta shelters turn away 22K women, children despite extra $15M ... - CBC.ca

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:03

CBC.ca

Alberta shelters turn away 22K women, children despite extra $15M ...
CBC.ca
Women's shelters in Alberta turned away thousands of women and children in the past year, despite receiving a $15-million boost from the provincial government in 2015.

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Canada's military wants to know why women join ISIS and how to stop them - National Post

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:02

National Post

Canada's military wants to know why women join ISIS and how to stop them
National Post
OTTAWA — The Canadian government is studying why women and girls join groups like ISIS and devising ways for the military to use gender-specific “counter-messaging” to throw a wrench in terrorist recruitment efforts. Social psychologist Angela ...

Annual report on BC womens' rights shows province lacking improvement - CBC.ca

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:04

Langley Times

Annual report on BC womens' rights shows province lacking improvement
CBC.ca
A legal advocacy group says British Columbia is falling short of meeting targets set by the United Nations on women's rights. The report card released by West Coast LEAF (Women's Legal Education and Action Fund) says the province is missing targets in ...
BC not meeting UN targets on women's rights, group saysThe Globe and Mail

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No parole for 70 years for man who killed 3 women in Ottawa Valley in 2015 - CTV News

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:49

CTV News

No parole for 70 years for man who killed 3 women in Ottawa Valley in 2015
CTV News
PEMBROKE, Ont. -- A 60-year-old man convicted of killing three women during an hour-long rampage in the Ottawa Valley two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 70 years. Basil Borutski was convicted late last month ...
Basil Borutski will die in prison for 'vicious, cold-blooded' murder of 3 womenCBC.ca

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Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief - CNN

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:39

CNN

Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief
CNN
In fact, the piece accompanying the Person of the Year coverage in Time acknowledges him as a reason why women chose to speak out about other men. Trump's election in the context of those allegations -- and not just because his victory was over a woman ...
Person of the Year: Time honours abuse 'silence breakers'BBC News

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Italy: Former Premier Berlusconi touts women's rights record ... - National Post

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:19

Italy: Former Premier Berlusconi touts women's rights record ...
National Post
MILAN — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is defending his centre-right party's record on women's rights and has accused his main political rivals on the left of just waking up to the issue.

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Canada's women in winning form - Winnipeg Free Press

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:29

Winnipeg Free Press

Canada's women in winning form
Winnipeg Free Press
The border war between Canada and the United States, superpowers of international women's hockey, made a rare stop in Winnipeg on Tuesday night. In a compelling, often chippy contest, the Canadians grinded out a 2-0 victory before more than 10,000 fans ...
Saulnier scores late as Canada beats US in women's hockey - TSNTSN
Saulnier scores late, Canada beats USA in women's hockeyBryan-College Station Eagle
Sports Digest: Canada tops US in women's hockey exhibitionPress Herald
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Equality delayed is equality denied for Indigenous women - Policy Options

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:21

Policy Options

Equality delayed is equality denied for Indigenous women
Policy Options
Bill S-3 is designed to address the longstanding discrimination against women in the Indian Act. But the needed changes are being delayed once again.

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Montreal feminist theatre's mentorship program gives young women tools to find their voices - CBC.ca

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:01

CBC.ca

Montreal feminist theatre's mentorship program gives young women tools to find their voices
CBC.ca
It certainly feels like there's a shift underway in North America when it comes to fighting back against gender-based violence and abuses of power. For the all-woman team at Imago Theatre Company, situated in a beautifully lit, cozy office on St ...

Gender equality should be at the heart of all policy - The Guardian

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:00

The Guardian

Gender equality should be at the heart of all policy
The Guardian
In Canada, each federal department is responsible for incorporating the government's commitment to gender equality within its work. Progress is measured through a process called gender-based analysis plus. In Mexico, the government has made it ...

Hanson Robotics CEO: Sophia the robot an advocate for women's ... - CNBC

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:53

CNBC

Hanson Robotics CEO: Sophia the robot an advocate for women's ...
CNBC
Some people had criticized Saudi Arabia for giving more rights to a machine than to women, who up until September were banned from driving a car.
Sophia the Robot Wants Women's Rights for Saudi ArabiaNewsweek

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Trudeau names 2 new senators, including Canada's 1st female ... - CBC.ca

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:27

CBC.ca

Trudeau names 2 new senators, including Canada's 1st female ...
CBC.ca
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed two new Independent senators to the upper chamber. Mary Coyle will sit for Nova Scotia and Mary Jane McCallum will represent Manitoba.

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Women, gender equality and climate change: driving forward! - The Hindu

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:02

Women, gender equality and climate change: driving forward!
The Hindu
While climate negotiations are failing to give us news that's sufficiently heartening, the increasing attention given to the specific role of women in the fight against climate disruption and the ecological transition is a reason to feel encouraged ...

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2 women dead after stabbing in Montreal's east end - CBC.ca

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 07:06

CBC.ca

2 women dead after stabbing in Montreal's east end
CBC.ca
Two women are dead and a man is in custody after a stabbing early this morning in an apartment in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Police believe the 35-year-old man, who has not been identified, may have attacked his mother and grandmother. Authorities ...
Update: Two women killed in Montreal's east endMontreal Gazette

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Advocates call for more support from Canadian government for women in South Sudan - Regina Leader-Post

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:57

Regina Leader-Post

Advocates call for more support from Canadian government for women in South Sudan
Regina Leader-Post
Director of research and communications for the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan, Giesbrecht participated in a panel discussion with Petia, Deng and other local women's rights defenders at Knox-Metropolitan ...

Battling towards the Olympics - Canada vs USA - Pension Plan Puppets

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 03:08

Pension Plan Puppets

Battling towards the Olympics - Canada vs USA
Pension Plan Puppets
Top scorers for Canada have been Meghan Agosta (2 goals and 1 assist), Toronto Furies' Natalie Spooner (2 goals), Jillian Saulnier, who was left off the 2017 Worlds roster (1 goal and 1 assist) and of course team captain Marie-Philip Poulin (1 goal and ...
Team USA Women's Hockey vs. Canada: How to WatchBC Interruption

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What men in tech can do to address terrible gender inequality - Wired.co.uk

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 22:05

Wired.co.uk

What men in tech can do to address terrible gender inequality
Wired.co.uk
“We're here because we need to innovate on gender equality,” says Elizabeth Nyamayaro, who heads up UN Women's HeForShe campaign. Making meaningful change, she says, will require something new. “We are here to learn from the tech industry: They are ...