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Canada set for 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup - Orangeville Banner

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:27

Canada set for 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup
Orangeville Banner
TORONTO - Canada, runner-up at the Women's Rugby World Cup this summer, is one of seven teams granted automatic qualification for the 2017 tournament. World Rugby, formerly known as the International Rugby Board, says the top seven teams from the ...

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Canada drops to No. 9 in FIFA women's rankings - TSN

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:51

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Canada drops to No. 9 in FIFA women's rankings
TSN
TORONTO - Canada has fallen one spot to No. 9 in the FIFA world women's soccer rankings. North Korea vaulted past the Canadian women in the latest list, jumping four places to No. 7. Germany moved into top spot, relegating the U.S. to second spot.

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American driver tops two-woman race at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary Sun

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 18:22

Calgary Sun

American driver tops two-woman race at Canada Olympic Park
Calgary Sun
Elana Meyers Taylor and brakeman Cherrelle Garrett won the the IBSF two-women World Cup bobsleigh race at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary in a combined time of 1:51.76. Meyers Taylor thought the combined runs weren't anywhere near a masterpiece, ...
Meyers Taylor wins women's World Cup bobsled in CalgaryCanada.com
Kaillie Humphries places 15th in 4-man event, makes bobsled historyCBC.ca
Canada's Kaillie Humphries makes her World Cup debut in four-man bobsled ...National Post
Newser -Albany Times Union
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21 Leaders 2015: Seven Who Interrupt Legacy Narratives

Women's eNews - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 06:27
Profiles of seven leaders dedicated to improving lives of women and girls: Brenda Stevenson, Dr. Nina Ansary, Dana Bolger, Sharon D’Agostino, Dorothy Davis, Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Karen Elizaga

21 Leaders 2015: Seven Who Give Life to Movements

Women's eNews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:29
Profiles of seven leaders dedicated to improving lives of women and girls: Jyothi Gaddam Pulla, Sally Roesch Wagner, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Susan Scanlan, Marcy Syms, Debbie Walsh, Lizz Winstead

21 Leaders 2015: Seven Who Transform Cultures

Women's eNews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:08
Profiles of seven leaders dedicated to improving lives of women and girls: Julie Enszer, Mary Fisher, Preston McMurry, Jr., Geeta Mehta, Kathy Miller, Graciela de Oto, Ai-jen Poo

Two Stoney Creek Sabres on Canada's team for women's U18 world hockey ... - Hamilton Spectator

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:55

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Two Stoney Creek Sabres on Canada's team for women's U18 world hockey ...
Hamilton Spectator
Hockey Canada announced Friday the 23 players that will compete for Canada at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship, taking place Jan. 5-12 in Buffalo, N.Y.. Two members of the Stoney Creek Sabres of the Provincial Women's ...
Hockey Canada names its Women's U18 World Championship rosterBuffalo News
Jackson named to Team Canada Under-18 squadCumberland News Now
Carly Jackson gets national team callTheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

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Emma Watson named feminist celebrity of the year - Daily Mail

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:09

Daily Mail

Emma Watson named feminist celebrity of the year
Daily Mail
'Celebrities who embrace feminism or speak out for women's equality are helping to spread the word and build support for women's rights,' said Ms. Foundation For Women's president and CEO Teresa Younger. 'With this survey, we're expanding the ...
15 Quotes by Feminist Celebrity of 2014 Emma Watson every woman should readSheKnows.com
​Cosmo, Ms. Foundation Name Emma Watson Feminist Celebrity of 2014Jezebel
Emma Watson named top feministHamilton Spectator
E! Online
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Stephen Harper's comments on missing, murdered aboriginal women show 'lack ... - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:00

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Stephen Harper's comments on missing, murdered aboriginal women show 'lack ...
CBC.ca
In a span of a week, the Conservative government confirmed their feelings of indifference, disregard and utter lack of respect for indigenous people. It seems that their contempt is solely aimed at First Nation men, First Nation women, and First Nation ...
Former BC attorney-general opposes national inquiry into missing womenThe Globe and Mail

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Canada-EU trade deal: A bad trade for women - rabble.ca (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:00

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Canada-EU trade deal: A bad trade for women
rabble.ca (blog)
Natural resources, agriculture and related productions operations (the bulk of CETA's job creation), have the largest gap between public and private wages: women make on average $11,000 more per year in the public sector in these industries than they ...

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Prez Ignores Male Reporters, ISIS Slaughter

Women's eNews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:14
President Obama made his final press conference memorable by only taking questions from female reporters. Elsewhere, ISIS militants attacked women in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar before burying them in mass graves in Fallujah.

At 50, Life for These Women Still Adventurous

Women's eNews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:55
In this excerpt from "Fifty Over Fifty: Wise and Wild Women Creating Wonderful Lives (And You Can Too!)" the author urges readers to prepare for rising longevity by reading about women such as our own founder, Rita Henley Jensen.

Beyond Beyoncé: What feminism looks like in 2014 (video) - Canada.com

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:40

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Beyond Beyoncé: What feminism looks like in 2014 (video)
Canada.com
Combined with a loud, ongoing conversation about sexual assault, about rape culture, about the famous men who get away with hurting women, about women in video games, about #YesAllWomen, about abortion access in Canada, about the safety of ... But here ...

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France's Birth Control Pill Use Plummets Post Scare

Women's eNews - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:34
In a country where the pill has long dominated, women are now turning to other options, including less reliable "natural" methods. At the same time, abortion rates may have gone up last year, partly due to the pill controversy. Story reported with Hajer Naili.

One of Canada's Famous Five gets Google Doodle - Canada.com

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:23

Canada.com

One of Canada's Famous Five gets Google Doodle
Canada.com
Henriette Edwards would have be 165 today, and Google has marked the suffragette and life-long activist's contribution to women's rights and Canadian history with a Google Doodle. She was born December 18, 1859 in Montreal and grew up to become one of ...
Google Homepage Celebrates Women's Rights in CanadaVOCM
Kate Beaton Drew Today's Google Doodle in Honor of Women's Rights Activist ...The Mary Sue
Henrietta Edwards: Canadian Women's Advocate Henrietta Edwards Honered ...E Canada Now

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Harper continues to resist calls for missing aboriginal women inquiry - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:26

Harper continues to resist calls for missing aboriginal women inquiry
The Globe and Mail
Stephen Harper is rejecting further calls for a formal federal inquiry into more than 1,100 aboriginal women murdered or gone missing since 1980, saying he's satisfied the matter has been sufficiently studied and prefers that police investigate the ...

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Study: Ailing Stats on Global Teen Sex Health

Women's eNews - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:09
Twenty years after a major conference on reproductive health urged better sexual and reproductive health for global teens, a study offers disappointing statistics. Among the remedies: responsive parents and interventions aimed at those aged 10-14.

High Court to Rule on Violent Social Media Threats

Women's eNews - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:30
"There's one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you," the estranged husband at the center of this case posted on his Facebook page. We hope the court will agree that women need protection from this kind of threat.

Tsunamika, a Doll of the Tsunami, Turning 10

Women's eNews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 05:54
The story of these dolls starts on Dec. 26, 2004, when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit and devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across several countries in Asia. The doll comes from a unique recovery effort in Pondicherry, one of the worst hit states in India.

France Pushes Abortion Rights Beyond Its Borders

Women's eNews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 05:29
Last month, a French delegation went to Geneva with the European Women's Lobby to push an abortion-related resolution at the upcoming Beijing+20 Summit. With this and other efforts France is developing a profile as a European leader on abortion rights.
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