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Constitution not progressive enough: Women rights activists - Himalayan Times

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 12:42

Constitution not progressive enough: Women rights activists
Himalayan Times
Speaking at a programme organised by Sankalpa: Women's Alliance for Peace, Justice, and Democracy, to hold a national level consultation with women rights leaders on prioritising the issues of women, Sashi Shrestha, former president of Inter Party ...

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Trump wants to ban Muslim immigrants to protect gay and women's rights - TPM (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:01

TPM (blog)

Trump wants to ban Muslim immigrants to protect gay and women's rights
TPM (blog)
In his speech today at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, Donald Trump advocated banning Muslims from the Middle East and South Asia from emigrating to the United States. That's a step down from his plan last December to block all Muslims from ...

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From child labourer to women's rights defender - Huffington Post

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 09:32

From child labourer to women's rights defender
Huffington Post
... Women in the Kollasuyo, OMAK) about women's rights, as the basis to strengthen their economic empowerment. She was later selected by OMAK to attend the School for Women Leaders, an initiative supported by UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality, ...

Why must we justify empowering women? Wells - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:17

Why must we justify empowering women? Wells
Toronto Star
In 2013, she took on the job at UN Women, which set as its single focus gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls by 2030. It's an audacious goal. In September 2014, UN Women launched HeForShe, leveraging the engagement of men and ...

Kathleen Wynne's shuffled cabinet features 40% women - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 04:59

CBC.ca

Kathleen Wynne's shuffled cabinet features 40% women
CBC.ca
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne introduced a new cabinet that welcomes seven new faces and more women to her inner-circle. Wynne introduced her new cabinet — 40 per cent of which is made up of women — at a ceremony at Queen's Park on Monday.
Kathleen Wynne talks equality, sexuality and the power of wordsThe Globe and Mail (subscription)

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: First English female surgeon paved way for women's rights - Metro

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 01:31

Metro

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: First English female surgeon paved way for women's rights
Metro
Google celebrated the 180th birthday of pioneering English surgeon and leading feminist Elizabeth Garrett Anderson last week. Anderson, who was born on 9 June 1836, was the first woman in England to qualify as a physician and surgeon and was a strong ...

More women on boards: what will it take? - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 01:02

CBC.ca

More women on boards: what will it take?
CBC.ca
In 2014, women held just 10 per cent of the seats in Canada's boardrooms, and 40 per cent of the top 500 Canadian companies have no women on their boards at all. The project, begun last fall, is funded with $245,000 from Status of Women Canada.

Canada's Brooke Henderson wins Women's PGA Championship - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:40

CTV News

Canada's Brooke Henderson wins Women's PGA Championship
CTV News
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Canada's Brooke Henderson kept hearing the roar of fans echoing through the trees, leaving her to wonder what was happening elsewhere on the golf course. By the end, all those roars were left just for her. And for good reason.
Canada's Henderson wins first major title at Women's PGA ChampionshipTSN
Brooke Henderson, Canadian Golfer, Wins Women's PGA Championship At 18Huffington Post Canada
Canada`s Brooke Henderson wins Women`s PGA ChampionshipZee News
Hamilton Spectator -Toronto Star
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Financial services industry will take decades to achieve only partial gender equality - Telegraph.co.uk

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 19:01

Telegraph.co.uk

Financial services industry will take decades to achieve only partial gender equality
Telegraph.co.uk
Women will only make up 30 per cent of financial executive committees in 2048, a new report shows. Just 16 per cent of women make up executive committees in financial services at the moment, according to Oliver Wyman's Women in Financial Services ...
The Thirty-Year Wait: Gender Equality in Finance Still a Long Way OffWall Street Journal (blog)
Financial services make slow progress on equalityFinancial Times

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Executive director of UN Women speaks about Canada's priorities - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 02:55

The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Executive director of UN Women speaks about Canada's priorities
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
And while Harry Potter actress Emma Watson garnered much attention in 2014 for launching a HeForShe campaign that encourages men and boys to push for gender equality, the initiative was developed under the leadership of Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka, who is ...

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