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Pushed Out of School, Black Girls Lose Huge Ground

Women's eNews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:58
Once black girls wind up in juvenile justice schools it's hard to find the path to financial stability. Research has found that black girls are more likely to be punished for being "un-ladylike" and seen by teachers as "loud, defiant, and precocious." The first in the series the Bias Price.

Canada's Homan goes for gold at women's world curling championship - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:26

National Post

Canada's Homan goes for gold at women's world curling championship
National Post
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Alison Kreviazuk banged her broom in frustration a few times after missing shots in the preliminary round at the Ford Women's World Curling Championship. Rachel Homan's second had no reason to punish her broom Friday.

Canada in women's world curling final - Hamilton Spectator

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:16

Canadian Curling Association

Canada in women's world curling final
Hamilton Spectator
SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Canada's Rachel Homan is going for gold at the Ford Women's World Curling Championship. Her Ottawa Curling Club team books their ticket to Sunday's final with an 8-3 win over Switzerland's Binia Feltscher in a playoff game between ...
South Korea earns final playoff berth at women's curling worldsCBC.ca

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Canada drops Hungary in women's u-18 hockey tuneup - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:24

Canada drops Hungary in women's u-18 hockey tuneup
CBC.ca
Eve-Audrey Picard, Breanne Wilson-Bennett and Victoria Bach also scored for Canada in the tuneup for the upcoming IIHF U18 Women's World Championship. The Canadians open their defence of the U18 world title on Sunday in a preliminary-round game ...

Not first phantom pregnancy for Quebec woman, family says - Toronto Sun

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:26

Toronto Sun

Not first phantom pregnancy for Quebec woman, family says
Toronto Sun
MONTREAL — Barbara Bienvenue, the Quebec woman who pretended to be pregnant with quintuplets, has done the same thing before, relatives and an ex-boyfriend tell QMI Agency. Bienvenue, 37, is now in a psychiatric ward, but friends and family allege ...

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Crashed Ice: Canadian women driving international development - Canada.com

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:25

Canada.com

Crashed Ice: Canadian women driving international development
Canada.com
Canada's dominance, and sometimes the United States's dominance, in women's hockey is something the International Olympic Committee has made clear they don't like. In fact, women's softball was eliminated from the summer games for similar reasons.

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BMC corporators, civic chief get notice from women rights panel - Times of India

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 06:17

BMC corporators, civic chief get notice from women rights panel
Times of India
MUMBAI: The state legislature's committee for women rights and welfare has slapped a breach of privilege motion against four Shiv Sena women corporators and the Municipal Commissioner for offending the committee members and violating their special ...

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Ohioans Protest Rape Law; Egyptian Victim Blamed

Women's eNews - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 23:27
A petition has been delivered to the Ohio State Legislature demanding an end to a rape-related law. Also this week, a sexual harassment case in one of Egypt's largest universities has sparked outrage after the school's dean blamed the woman's outfit.

Canada chases third straight title at women's under-18 championship - StarPhoenix

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 23:13

Canada chases third straight title at women's under-18 championship
StarPhoenix
The 18-year-old forward from Sherwood Park, Alta., and Vancouver forward Hannah Miller are two returning players from the victorious under-18 squad who will suit up for Canada at the 2014 world championship starting Sunday in Budapest, Hungary.

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Amid Ukraine's turmoil, women's rights must not be forgotten - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:00

The Guardian

Amid Ukraine's turmoil, women's rights must not be forgotten
The Guardian
'Since the collapse of communism, women's rights have not fared well.' Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images. When a war is ... The Soviet Union was the first country in the world to legalise abortion in 1920, when it also granted women equality under ...

Canada's Homan clinches first place at women's worlds - TSN

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:32

Canada's Homan clinches first place at women's worlds
TSN
SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Canada's Rachel Homan had ideal preparation for the playoffs at the Ford World Curling Championships with a pair of hard-fought wins over tenacious opponents Thursday. The Canadians defeated Sweden 9-6 and China 6-4 to finish ...

AP Interview: Egyptian rights activist in forefront of campaign for women's ... - Calgary Herald

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:42

AP Interview: Egyptian rights activist in forefront of campaign for women's ...
Calgary Herald
This year, the Commission on the Status of Women is focusing on how women and girls have fared in achieving the U.N. Millennium Development Goals adopted by world leaders in 2000 as the 2015 target date approaches — and what should be included in ...
AP Interview: Egyptian fights for women's equalityThe Missoulian

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Canada chases third straight women's under-18 hockey championship - Montreal Gazette

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:32

Canada chases third straight women's under-18 hockey championship
Montreal Gazette
Months before Marie-Philip Poulin's heroics at the Sochi Olympics, another Canadian women's hockey team pulled off an improbable comeback against the United States. With just 12 seconds remaining in last year's world under-18 championship final, ...

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Women's Rights in Afghanistan Must be Steadfastly Respected - Human Rights Watch

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:13

Women's Rights in Afghanistan Must be Steadfastly Respected
Human Rights Watch
Four years ago, a long-awaited law to protect women and girls from violence, the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW), was finally passed in Afghanistan. In a country where many women and girls are forced to enter and stay in abusive ...

Shawn Atleo repeats call for murdered and missing women inquiry - Toronto Sun

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:58

Toronto Sun

Shawn Atleo repeats call for murdered and missing women inquiry
Toronto Sun
Speaking at the Ottawa mayor's breakfast series Thursday, Atleo told reporters his understanding of this most recent blockade revolved around "calls for a full, national, public commission of inquiry on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous ...

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Canada's Homan running with leads at women's world curling championships - Vancouver Sun

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 08:09

Vancouver Sun

Canada's Homan running with leads at women's world curling championships
Vancouver Sun
SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Rachel Homan still hadn't thrown a final stone for a win at world women's curling championship Tuesday. At both the Canadian championships, where her team went unbeaten in 13 games, and at this week's Ford World Women's Curling ...
Rachel Homan keeps rolling at women's curling worldsCBC.ca
Canada, Sweden rolling with a pair of wins at women's curling worldsToronto Sun
Canada downs Denmark 8-2 at women's world curling championshipCTV News

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The Vatican breaks its silence at UN gender equality conference - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 05:25

The Guardian

The Vatican breaks its silence at UN gender equality conference
The Guardian
Before the start of the commission on the status of women (CSW) – the annual two-week gathering of member states at the UN to discuss progress towards gender equality and women's empowerment – there was disquiet at the Vatican's apparent silence over ...

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Canada's Rachel Homan closing in on playoff berth at women's curling worlds - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 03:42

National Post

Canada's Rachel Homan closing in on playoff berth at women's curling worlds
National Post
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The skip's voice rasped and there was fatigue in her face. Rachel Homan and her Ottawa Curling Club team were ready to put their feet up for an evening and a morning at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship after three ...
Canada's Rachel Homan and team catch their breath at women's world curling ...Toronto Star
Canada's Homan battle-hardened for world curling championship playoffsVancouver Sun
Canada's Rachel Homan sitting pretty at women's curling worldsCANOE
CTV News
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In Egypt, Detention of Female Students Drags On

Women's eNews - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 01:34
The appeal date for the Al-Azhar University students is postponed to April 2. The young women were detained in what is being described as the biggest roundup of Egyptians in two decades; AP reports an unofficial detention figure of 16,000.

Iraq child-marriage bill sparks outrage among human rights groups - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 23:18

The Guardian

Iraq child-marriage bill sparks outrage among human rights groups
The Guardian
International human rights groups have described it as a disastrous regression in the status of women. The 30 April ballot is set to be contested on a cauldron of geopolitical issues, such as the reinvigorated insurgency in Anbar province, the raging ...

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