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BMO earmarks $3 billion in capital for women who own their own business - Financial Post

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:20

Financial Post

BMO earmarks $3 billion in capital for women who own their own business
Financial Post
Bank of Montreal is attempting to position itself as the lender of choice for female entrepreneurs, announcing Wednesday that it would make available $3 billion in capital over three years for Canadian businesses owned by women. ... Likewise, the ...

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Canada's first prison for women could have a new future - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 05:20

Globalnews.ca

Canada's first prison for women could have a new future
Globalnews.ca
Mayor Bryan Paterson was on The Morning Show on CKWS Thursday and made a big announcement. He told anchor Shauna Cunningham that a local company has plans for the former women's penitentiary located on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard.

World Cup 2018: Women's rights activist blocked from protesting stadium ban at Spain vs Iran - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:43

The Independent

World Cup 2018: Women's rights activist blocked from protesting stadium ban at Spain vs Iran
The Independent
An Iranian women's activist said she was stripped of a banner she planned to display at the World Cup in Russia on Wednesday and blocked from a stadium for two hours after an earlier protest drew international headlines. Maryam Qashqaei Shojaei said ...

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Human Rights Council hears presentation of reports on discrimination against women and on trafficking in persons - Reliefweb

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:52

Human Rights Council hears presentation of reports on discrimination against women and on trafficking in persons
Reliefweb
No country in the world had successfully eliminated discrimination against women or achieved full equality, she said and urged the protection of gains from the past and urgently advancing women's rights. Practices such as polygamy, ... equality was ...
Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteurs on violence against women and on migrantsReliefWeb

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Cast Gets Emotional In Women's Rights Campaign Video Comparing Real-Life Stories To ... - ETCanada.com

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:03

ETCanada.com

'The Handmaid's Tale' Cast Gets Emotional In Women's Rights Campaign Video Comparing Real-Life Stories To ...
ETCanada.com
In a new partnership with international women's rights organization Equality Now, actors from the Emmy Award-winning series share testimonies by real women about their painful experiences with physical and emotional abuse in a 90-second short film.

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Saudi Arabia arrests more women's rights activists: HRW - Reuters

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:49

Reuters

Saudi Arabia arrests more women's rights activists: HRW
Reuters
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia detained two more women's rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the conservative Muslim kingdom, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia arrests 2 more women activists: Human Rights WatchChannel NewsAsia

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Workshops for women in technology are failing women - IT World Canada

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:14

IT World Canada

Workshops for women in technology are failing women
IT World Canada
While women make up 40 per cent of the world's workforce – and in some countries like Canada and the U.S., that number has risen to almost 50 per cent in recent years – those numbers drop significantly when it comes to the tech industry. ... You're a ...

This is how artificial intelligence is undoing women's rights - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 04:11

The Independent

This is how artificial intelligence is undoing women's rights
The Independent
Instead of designing technology that can move us towards gender equality, it seems that major tech industries are simply regurgitating and reproducing the status quo: designing for the world that already is, rather than the world that ought to be. It ...

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Rebel Women: The Great Art Fightback review – feminist art versus the patriarchy - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:30

The Guardian

Rebel Women: The Great Art Fightback review – feminist art versus the patriarchy
The Guardian
Commissioned as part of the BBC's Hear Her season, marking 100 years of women's suffrage, this tells the story of women who decided not to play along with the established order. Screeching in on a soundtrack of Janis Joplin, it acknowledges that change ...

Long-time warrior for women's rights, Geena Davis finally sees a 'tipping point' - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:15

The Globe and Mail

Long-time warrior for women's rights, Geena Davis finally sees a 'tipping point'
The Globe and Mail
On Friday, one of the film's co-stars, Geena Davis, was in Vancouver to speak at the Whistler Film Festival's Women on Top series – an initiative formed around the idea of bringing gender equality to film. Davis, an Oscar-winning actor, has been ...

Cate Blanchett: Why 'We're Not Going Back to Ground Zero' on Women's Rights - Variety

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 03:03

Variety

Cate Blanchett: Why 'We're Not Going Back to Ground Zero' on Women's Rights
Variety
Cate Blanchett has been to the Cannes Film Festival in various capacities since 1997, but this year she assumes a far weightier role as president of the jury — an honor made even more significant in that it's only the 12th time a woman has filled that ...

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The Boss: Preethi Herman Is Helping Women Gain Equality Around the World - TIME

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:32

TIME

The Boss: Preethi Herman Is Helping Women Gain Equality Around the World
TIME
In The Boss, women share how they became successful and the lessons they learned along the way. I grew up with a terrorizing fear. From the time I was nine, the Indian movies I watched told me that if a girl was sexually assaulted, she would have to ...

57 women killed in Canada this year — experts link misogyny to femicide - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:10

Globalnews.ca

57 women killed in Canada this year — experts link misogyny to femicide
Globalnews.ca
The report, published Tuesday by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, tracks femicides in Canada and monitors the social responses to these killings. The organization defines femicide as the killing of a woman or a girl ...

Observations: It's a long road toward full equality for women - United Church Observer

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 08:01

United Church Observer

Observations: It's a long road toward full equality for women
United Church Observer
Reading through old Observers is always eye-opening. Some stories show how much has changed; others, quite the opposite. Our March 1986 cover story about barriers to women in ministry seems to defy either category. The article, by Gillian Sniatynski ...

Body found inside wall of women's washroom at Calgary mall - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 06:44

CTV News

Body found inside wall of women's washroom at Calgary mall
CTV News
Calgary police are investigating after a body was found inside the wall of a shopping centre washroom. “Despite the circumstances of where the body was located, investigators do not suspect foul play and the death remains classified as undetermined ...
Man's body behind wall of women's toilet in Calgary mall - BBC NewsBBC News
Man's body found lodged behind women's toilet wall in Canada shopping centreEvening Standard
Worker finds body inside wall of women's washroom in downtown Calgary mallThe Globe and Mail
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Women in Canada are choosing farming careers but barriers persist ... - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:02

CBC.ca

Women in Canada are choosing farming careers but barriers persist ...
CBC.ca
A growing number of women are choosing careers in farming, but advocates say there is still work to be done to overcome stereotypes, keep land affordable and include women on agricultural boards.

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Violence against women in Canada is 'pervasive and systemic' – UN envoy - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:00

The Guardian

Violence against women in Canada is 'pervasive and systemic' – UN envoy
The Guardian
Indigenous women now make up 33% of the country's inmates, despite the fact that indigenous peoples account for less than 4% of the Canadian population. She urged Canada to tackle this discrimination, drawing a direct line between violence against ...

'One woman or girl every other day': 57 women killed in Canada this ... - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:06

The Globe and Mail

'One woman or girl every other day': 57 women killed in Canada this ...
The Globe and Mail
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. close panel. close panel. Privacy Policy · Terms & Conditions. 'One woman or girl every other day': 57 women killed in Canada this year. Molly ...

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Gender diversity board proposal at Constellation Software gets ... - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:58

The Globe and Mail

Gender diversity board proposal at Constellation Software gets ...
The Globe and Mail
Constellation Software Inc., the Toronto tech company whose stock has risen sixfold in the past five years, is the last firm in the S&P/TSX 60 index to bring a woman on to its board of directors, after yielding to pressure from investors. A year ago, a ...

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