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Francis firmly backs equal pay for women, citing Christian 'radical equality' - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 04:00

National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Francis firmly backs equal pay for women, citing Christian 'radical equality'
National Catholic Reporter (blog)
Addressing several possible reasons for lower numbers of those who choose to marry, the pope also made clear that he does not think the decline is due to recent movements for women's rights or women's emancipation. "Many consider that the change ...
Pope echoes feminist anthem: Equal pay for equal workCTV News
Pope Francis Calls for Equal Pay for Women and MenTIME
Pope Francis: Christians should support equal pay for womenThe Guardian
Washington Post -Globalnews.ca -Crux: Covering all things Catholic
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Gender equality and taxes - rabble.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:18

rabble.ca

Gender equality and taxes
rabble.ca
Jean Shinoda Bolen, feminist psychiatrist, USA calls for a 5th World Conference on Women; Annette Lawson, Chair, UK's National Alliance of Women's Organizations, tells how women's equality is affected by the current conservative government; Kathleen ...

Nationality laws – a new battleground for women's equality - Open Democracy

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:36

Open Democracy

Nationality laws – a new battleground for women's equality
Open Democracy
In total, more than 60 countries deny women equal rights with men to acquire, change or retain their nationality. Sometimes this means that the children of these women lack a legal status, and in the worst case scenario become stateless – a gateway to ...

John Key raises human rights but not women's rights with Saudi Arabia's king - TVNZ

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 20:15

Radio New Zealand

John Key raises human rights but not women's rights with Saudi Arabia's king
TVNZ
John Key stopped short of directly raising women rights while holding talks with Saudi Arabia's ruler today. Mr Key met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in a bid to progress a stalled free trade deal with the Gulf states. But he promised he'd not ...
Women's rights not raised in Saudi ArabiaRadio New Zealand

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Freida Pinto, Patricia Arquette Push for Women's Rights at Milken Conference - Variety

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:16

Variety

Freida Pinto, Patricia Arquette Push for Women's Rights at Milken Conference
Variety
Hosted by Willow Bay, director and professor of USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, the conversation focused on the idea that gender parity can be achieved only if men demand it alongside women, and that improved education and health for women and ...

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Speed Rack: Canada's best women bartenders come to Vancouver (CONTEST) - Vancity Buzz

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:59

Vancity Buzz

Speed Rack: Canada's best women bartenders come to Vancouver (CONTEST)
Vancity Buzz
Organized by Lauren Mote and Danielle Tatarin, the competition will see 18 of Canada's best female bartenders go head-to-head in competition, all in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The competition takes place on Saturday, May 2 from 1 ...

UN Report: Women May Need 'Different Treatment' to Achieve Economic Equality - TIME

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:57

TIME

UN Report: Women May Need 'Different Treatment' to Achieve Economic Equality
TIME
Equal opportunity is not enough to ensure gender equality, according to a groundbreaking new report from U.N. Women. Instead, governments must commit to social policies that treat women differently in order to help them achieve economic parity with men.
UN: Austerity hurts services vital to gender equalityEurActiv
New U.N. Report Recommends Government Action to Achieve Gender EqualityElle.com (blog)
Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing ...Pravda
AllAfrica.com -The Nation -UN News Centre
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Team Canada announces Women's World Cup roster - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:35

Toronto Star

Team Canada announces Women's World Cup roster
Toronto Star
“Whether she's healthy or not she'll player a wonderful role in the back to make sure that our women live the culture, to show that they're great Canadians on and off the pitch.” And Canada has some insurance: she can hand her shirt in 24 hours before ...
Diana Matheson makes Canada's Women's World Cup teamCBC.ca
Edmonton and area represented on team Canada's FIFA Women's World Cup ...Edmonton Sun
Canada Soccer looks to Edmonton to help Team Canada ramp up Women's ...Edmonton Journal (blog)
CTV News -Yahoo Canada Sports (blog) -TSN
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Japan's PM focuses on economy and women's rights during Harvard speech - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 06:12

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Japan's PM focuses on economy and women's rights during Harvard speech
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage. Speaking during a brief appearance at ...
EDITORIAL: Justice for Japan's 'comfort women' of World War IIWashington Times
Japan's prime minister focuses on economy and women's issuesChron.com
Sen. Marco Rubio takes on Japanese prime minister over 'comfort women'Los Angeles Times

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This powerful domestic abuse ad changed women's rights forever in Saudi Arabia - Business Insider

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:26

Business Insider

This powerful domestic abuse ad changed women's rights forever in Saudi Arabia
Business Insider
This powerful domestic abuse ad changed women's rights forever in Saudi Arabia. Matthew Speiser. Apr. 27, 2015, 10:25 AM; 8,552; 1 · facebook · linkedin · twitter; email; print. Saudi Arabia Domestic Abuse Creative Commons. The first domestic abuse ad ...

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Breaking one of Canada's best kept secrets: MMIW - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:07

CBC.ca

Breaking one of Canada's best kept secrets: MMIW
CBC.ca
Audrey Huntley will be speaking at the Nobel Women's Initiative conference on the Defence of Women Human Rights Defenders, April 24-26, The Hague. Canada is not often seen as a place where widespread human rights violations against the indigenous ...

How shamed ESPN reporter Britt McHenry used her blog to champion women's ... - Daily Mail

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:07

Daily Mail

How shamed ESPN reporter Britt McHenry used her blog to champion women's ...
Daily Mail
For a self-professed champion of women's rights, ESPN sports reporter Britt McHenry has a funny way of showing it. The 28-year-old has been suspended from the network for a week after being caught on camera telling a parking lot attendant she should ...

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'Women need the same rights as men, because development needs equality' - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:30

The Guardian

'Women need the same rights as men, because development needs equality'
The Guardian
This week, ministers and women's rights activists convened in New York for the annual Commission on Population and Development, which assesses progress against agreements made at a conference in Cairo in 1994. We asked members of Resurj, ...
Women Deliver Statement for the Commission on Population and Development ...Huffington Post
48th UN Commission on Population and DevelopmentScoop.co.nz (press release)

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Nova Scotia funeral homes increasingly run by women - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:20

CBC.ca

Nova Scotia funeral homes increasingly run by women
CBC.ca
The proportion of women working in the funeral industry has nearly doubled across the country since 1995, according to Statistics Canada. In Canada, women now make up one-third of funeral directors and embalmers. That number is growing quickly.

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Canada set for biggest ever TV production in women's football - FIFA.com (registration)

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:12

FIFA.com (registration)

Canada set for biggest ever TV production in women's football
FIFA.com (registration)
As the countdown to the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ continues with just 50 days to go, FIFA is pleased to reveal plans for its biggest and most advanced broadcast production for a women's football tournament. FIFA's production will include top ...

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At Pro-Life Event, Rand Paul Jabs Hillary Clinton on Women's Rights - Daily Signal

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:17

Daily Signal

At Pro-Life Event, Rand Paul Jabs Hillary Clinton on Women's Rights
Daily Signal
Women don't have the ability to go to court because women aren't allowed in court; women don't vote and have no say. So you have something on the books that completely abuses the rights of women and she takes money from the Sultan of Brunei.”.
Is Hillary Clinton vulnerable on women's rights?Standard Bulletin
Rand Paul (video): So why does Hillary take so much money from abusers of ...Canada Free Press

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World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Victoria this weekend - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:08

CBC.ca

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Victoria this weekend
CBC.ca
This weekend, some of the world's best women's rugby players take to the pitch in the Victoria suburb of Langford for the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. The world's top 12 teams will play at Westhills stadium, which is home to Canada's national ...
Canada Women's Sevens Q&A: Canadian captain Ashley SteacyThe Province (blog)
Canada's 'pocket rocket' poised to help nation qualify for 2016 Rio OlympicsThe Globe and Mail
John Moonlight, Ashley Steacy win Rugby Canada sevens player awardsPrince George Citizen
TheSportsCampus.com
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Canadian gender equality under threat from 'society of immigration': Former PM ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 04:15

National Post

Canadian gender equality under threat from 'society of immigration': Former PM ...
National Post
EDMONTON — Former prime minister Kim Campbell told a University of Alberta audience Wednesday the equality of women is a Canadian value that has found little purchase in a “society of immigration.” Some individuals in Canadian society, she said, ...

One Big Thing to Remember About Candidate Hillary

Women's eNews - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:56
Her chance to be a historic game changer is nothing to yawn about. Male dominance of politics is huge and growing and it shows we are still up against John Adams' fear of "the despotism of the petticoat."

Nigeria's New Leader on Chibok Girls: Will Do More

Women's eNews - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:04
On the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok, the country's president-elect promised to respond differently to the kidnappings than the current government. Rallies were also staged globally to mark the anniversary.
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