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Texas Clinics Remain Open; Afghan Ruling Reversed

Women's eNews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:21
The Supreme Court allowed nine Texas abortion clinics to remain open. Also this week, an Afghan appeals court quashed death sentences imposed on four men for their part in the mob killing of Farkhunda Malikzada.

Champion of women's rights - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:35

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Champion of women's rights
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Herlitz, who received the prize for Lifetime Achievement of Contributions to Society and State, was an avowed feminist in a pre-feminist era. She played by men-made rules and succeeded ‒ often the first (or even sole) woman in a particular area of ...

Sponsors catch on to booming womens' sport - Yahoo Canada Sports

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 03:33

Yahoo Canada Sports

Sponsors catch on to booming womens' sport
Yahoo Canada Sports
Television audiences for the early women's World Cup matches in Canada are up strongly in many countries compared with the last competition in 2011, doubling or tripling in major markets like the United States and China. Fox Sports, which is ...
Dear Pubs of England: Is Anybody Showing the Women's World Cup?VICE

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John Herdman tries to condition Canada into accepting women's football - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:28

The Guardian

John Herdman tries to condition Canada into accepting women's football
The Guardian
Should Canada click into a hitherto slightly elusive rhythm it could exert a transformative effect on the way an entire nation views “soccer”, particularly the women's game. Alternatively, further struggles and a swift exit might well confirm ...

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Japan PM's WW2 remarks likely to reflect view 'comfort women' rights violated - Reuters

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:51

Reuters

Japan PM's WW2 remarks likely to reflect view 'comfort women' rights violated
Reuters
TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two will likely reflect his view that Japan's "comfort women" system of wartime military brothels violated the women's human rights, the policy ...

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Joy's Parents Won't Pay Her School Fees

Women's eNews - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 21:18
Writer Akurut Sharon knows eight girls whose parents are refusing to pay for their daughters' school fees because "it's a waste of time to educate a girl."

Women's World Cup: Canada takes first place in group despite draw with ... - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 20:05

The Globe and Mail

Women's World Cup: Canada takes first place in group despite draw with ...
Times Colonist
Ashley Lawrence scored early, only to see Canada concede a goal to substitute Kirsten Van De Ven in the 87th minute as the teams closed out group stage play at the FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday night. Canada finished first in Group A with a win and ...
Canada battles Netherlands at FIFA Women's World CupThe Globe and Mail
FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada advances past Group stageCBC.ca
Women's World Cup: Canada-Netherlands game previewToronto Star
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Kelly: Women's World Cup off to a boring, dreary start - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 15:47

The Globe and Mail

Kelly: Women's World Cup off to a boring, dreary start
The Globe and Mail
It's not until everything goes right that you begin to realize how much of the juice of sports is watching things go wrong. The tone was set immediately after the first game of this Women's World Cup. Canada won that match on a late, dodgy penalty call ...

Daily Planet: Sellouts will help break attendance record - Edmonton Sun

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 15:46

Edmonton Sun

Daily Planet: Sellouts will help break attendance record
Edmonton Sun
The goal the Netherlands scored in the 87th minute to gain a 3-3 draw with Canada in Montreal Monday night was the first goal the Northern Girls conceded in 284 minutes at the FIFA Women's World Cup …. Prior to Monday in Winnipeg, China's last penalty ...

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JONES: Canada not sweating high expectations at Women's World Cup - Edmonton Sun

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 15:12

Edmonton Sun

JONES: Canada not sweating high expectations at Women's World Cup
Edmonton Sun
Christine Sinclair June 6/15 Canada's captain Christine Sinclair gets ready to hug head coach John Herdman after scoring on a penalty shot against China during the opening game of the Women's World Cup in Edmonton on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

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New committee will push for greater equality for women in Quebec - Montreal Gazette

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:06

Montreal Gazette

New committee will push for greater equality for women in Quebec
Montreal Gazette
Former provincial cabinet minister Lise Payette, student leader Martine Desjardins, and Léa Cousineau, the first woman to head Montreal's executive committee, announced the creation of the new committee Tuesday. “We hope ... how they can better serve ...

Caitlyn Jenner Gives Neurosexism Another Star Turn

Women's eNews - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 19:54
Let's stop the latest talk of male and female brains before it goes much further. We don't want to put transgender people in the same old sex-role binds that have caused so much harm in the past.

Georgia Reports Huge Disparities in Maternal Mortality

Women's eNews - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:08
The state that ranks worst in the nation for maternal mortality is beginning to grapple with data. Its first findings indicate that pregnancy can be fatal far more often for women of color.

Canada the sum of its parts at Women's World Cup - Sportsnet.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 12:43

Sportsnet.ca

Canada the sum of its parts at Women's World Cup
Sportsnet.ca
MONTREAL – There's plenty of good news for Canada ahead of its final group stage game at the FIFA Women's World Cup. The Reds have four points out of a possible six, they have yet to concede a goal, they are sitting in first place in Group A and they ...
Canada looks for scoring touch against Netherlands at FIFA Women's World CupVancouver Sun
Cowan: Team Canada needs to start scoring at FIFA Women's World CupMontreal Gazette
Canada advances at FIFA Women's World CupMississauga

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Guatemalan Double Standard Limits Femicide Courts

Women's eNews - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 02:56
Male infidelity is widely accepted in Guatemala, but also more likely to get a woman killed than in any other country in Latin America. That's a challenge for the new femicide courts, which are battling a culture of impunity for violence against women.

Turkish Women Gain; Appeals Court OKs Abortion Law

Women's eNews - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:12
The parliamentary elections in Turkey have led to the highest number of female deputies in the country's history of democracy. Also this week, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld some of the most onerous parts of a Texas abortion law.

In Afghanistan, Danger Stalks Gender Imam Training

Women's eNews - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:22
Facing a culture of bribery and constant threats on herself and her family, Jamila Afghani looks back on more than five years of helping religious leaders in Afghanistan preach to women in a gender-respectful way. And she worries about her country becoming a "second Iraq."

Caretakers Everywhere: $15 Shows We Care Too

Women's eNews - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:53
The hard and intimate work of personal care assistants allows those with a disability or illness to live an active life. While $15 an hour doesn't come close to compensating for all their work, it's a start.

Don't Miss 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

Women's eNews - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:11
It's not a tear jerker, but do bring tissues. "The Wolfpack" also opens June 12 and is fascinating. On the other hand, "Jurassic World," screening in both 3-D and 2-D, is a major must-miss.

Tweeters Celebrate Swift, Steep Tumble of Tim Hunt

Women's eNews - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:24
Science watchers on Twitter are overjoyed. In the span of just a few days--far less time than it took Larry Summers to leave Harvard--a Nobel laureate resigned over comments about "the trouble with girls in science."
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