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Global Solidarity Ride celebrates Afghan women who risk riding bikes
Riding a bike is an activity taken for granted in Canada, but in Afghanistan women who ride face violent backlash and anger in their communities, says a cycling advocate. Shannon Galpin, founder and president of Mountain2Mountain and the ... with men ...
Lee County women ride in solidarity for Afghan cyclistsThe News-Press
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Speaker: Haver's Ranger tab a benchmark for women's equality
Colorado Springs Gazette
Fort Carson celebrated Women's Equality Day last week on the post, as commanders there have done for years. In 2015, there was something new to celebrate - equality is closer to becoming reality for women in uniform, thanks in part to Fort Carson's 1st Lt.
Equality for women important to VirginiaPotomacLocal.com
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Canada's Lesley Thompson-Willie looks to steer women's eight to world rowing ...
Thompson-Willie is the diminutive figure in the back of a boat crewed by eight powerful women. She's a bit like a team's quarterback, setting out the game plan, keeping the team on course during the ups and downs and saying what the athletes need to ...
Swaziland rights group says 38 girls, young women killed in crash
JOHANNESBURG — At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday. An additional 20 others were injured when the truck they were in collided with ...
Swaziland rights group says 38 girls and young women killed in crash ...Ottawa Citizen
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Canada's 1st ever medal in women's 800m
Canada's previous best finish in the event at worlds was Cummins' fifth in 2001. Marina Arzamasova of Belarus won the gold in 1:58.03, while Eunice Sum took the bronze in 1:58.18. The race featured a quick first 200m, followed by a slow second 200m and ...
Melissa Bishop snags world silver for Canada in women's 800 metres raceToronto Star
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Andre De Grasse, Canada qualify for final in 4 x 100 relay
Canada's men's relay team, led by star sprinter and 100-metre bronze medallist Andre De Grasse, qualified for the final of the 4 x 100-metre relay, finishing fifth in their heat, but sixth overall among the two heats. They will be in lane three for the ...
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Andre De Grasse leads Canada into final of 4x100m relay
Canada's men's relay team, led by star sprinter and 100-metre bronze medallist Andre De Grasse, qualified for the final of the 4x100-metre relay, finishing fifth in their heat, but sixth overall among the two heats. They will be in lane three for the ...
Dramatic bronze for 4x100 relay team caps big day for Canada at track worldsYahoo Canada Sports
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Young Kurdish women fighting ISIL and also for rights, says Canadian who ...
“I think the YPJ girls, they're the real heroes because they're not just fighting ISIL, they're fighting for women's rights.” ... She returned to Canada when she was still a toddler and grew up with humanitarian ambitions, dreaming of flying aid ...
Women's Equality party founders: 'It needed doing. So we said, “Let's do it”'
This sort of conviviality has played a big part in the foundation of the Women's Equality party, or WE. They chose the acronym because it suggests collaboration. “We are WE,” says Mayer. “But a lot of people insist on WEPping us.” It sprung out of a ...
Huffington Post Canada
Yes, Women's Equality Is Still a Political Issue
Huffington Post Canada
A fearless attempt by the Up For Debate campaign to bring Canada's political leaders to the table to talk about women's rights and gender equality has had to shift. It's a good thing they have, because we can't let another 30 years slip by without this ...
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Try to catch this drama, opening Aug. 28, about women's social servitude in Latin America. Also highly recommended, "Zipper," about sex addiction and political duplicity; and "Queen of Earth," a tense psychodrama about a female friendship under pressure.
On our 95th Women's Equality Day, women are still waiting for equal treatment
Gender equality across the U.S. is anything but equal. The Status of Women in 2015 looked across all 50 states to determine the best and worst states for women. Considerations included job opportunities, overall health of women, and childcare options.
This Graphic Shows Why We Still Need Women's Equality DayTIME
National Women's Equality Day: 13 Inspiring Quotes From Famous Females On 19th ...International Business Times
6 Twitter Hashtags To Browse In Honor Of Women's Equality DayBustle
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Masooda wanted to be the minister of education. Mahnaz had her eyes on the prime minister seat. Malali planned on becoming mayor of Kabul. But now they are far away and I'm sure their dreams are deleted.
About half of the 314,000 students enrolled in JROTC, the high school pre-military program, are female. For 10 of those girls interviewed here, the military's problem with sex assault seem far away.
When Patsy Mink died in 2002, she left us both a legacy and a law. This Equality Day, it is time to insist and demand that Title IX's mandate and promise be realized. Maybe it's time for another Women's Strike for Equality.
Black Breastfeeding Week starts today. We invite black parents, aunties, uncles and grandparents to join the conversation online and off to show our collective power to lift up every baby, every family and every community.
After Colorado's teen birth rate marked a steep decline tied to the IUD, you'd expect teens across the country to be talking about the pros and cons of this particular method. Instead, few teens at this school have even heard of it.
Make this weekend a movie marathon with three must-see femme-centric films. "Learning to Drive," "Grandma" and "After Word" all open Aug. 21.
It was always hard for Girls Write Now teen Rachel Aghanwa to write about her race but then an ad she saw while traveling in Nigeria made her realize she should see herself as a blessing, instead of a curse.
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