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

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:27

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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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 07:06

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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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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 ...

Poland No Friend to Women - Human Rights Watch

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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

Women's News from the Web - 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 ...

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