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Poland No Friend to Women - Human Rights Watch

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 20:06

Human Rights Watch

Poland No Friend to Women
Human Rights Watch
On October 4, police in several Polish cities raided offices of the Women's Rights Centre and Baba, two nongovernmental organizations that support domestic violence victims and promote women's rights. The official rationale for the raids was a search ...

How Meghan Markle became an advocate for women's rights at the age of 11 - CNBC

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:24

CNBC

How Meghan Markle became an advocate for women's rights at the age of 11
CNBC
But the American actress is also known for her commitment to championing women's rights. As a humanitarian, Markle has made a name for herself in the activism world by getting involved in a number of philanthropic projects. To date, the TV and movie ...
Watch 11-year-old Meghan Markle challenge traditional gender roles in sexist adCTV News
Footage shows newly-engaged Meghan Markle fighting for women's rights when she was just 11 by protesting a 'sexist ...Mirror.co.uk

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Gender pay gap persists, census data shows - Toronto Star

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:49

Toronto Star

Gender pay gap persists, census data shows
Toronto Star
But a gender split exists even among those in the higher paid jobs. Men working in STEM fields earn 23.9 per cent more then men in other fields while women in STEM occupations earn 11.5 per cent more than women in other fields. Block said the stark ...

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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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