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Missing aboriginal women: More imprisonment is not the solution - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 02:45

Montreal Gazette

Missing aboriginal women: More imprisonment is not the solution
The Globe and Mail
It discovered more than 250 aboriginal murdered women who were “officially” unknown because of the failure of police and Statistics Canada to record the origins of homicide victims. At a time when the federal department of justice is cutting funds for ...
Hundreds of Aboriginal Women Are Being Murdered in CanadaVICE
Opinion: We need a public inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal womenMontreal Gazette

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The uncomfortable question of gender equality in Narendra Modi's cabinet - Daily News & Analysis

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 02:12

Daily News & Analysis

The uncomfortable question of gender equality in Narendra Modi's cabinet
Daily News & Analysis
How many women will join the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers, and what percentage will they constitute of the whole? Moreover, what will the number and percentage be for each rank in the Council – Cabinet, Minister of State and Deputy Minister?
Modi has 7 women in cabinet, but what about women's reservation bill?Firstpost
More power to women in Modi's cabinetMoneycontrol.com
Modi Ministry: Oldest and Youngest Ministers are Women; 25% of Cabinet ...International Business Times, India Edition

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The Men's Rights Movement Taught Elliot Rodger Everything He Needed to Know - Huffington Post Canada

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 01:29

The Men's Rights Movement Taught Elliot Rodger Everything He Needed to Know
Huffington Post Canada
This is what the Men's Rights Movement teaches its members. Especially vulnerable, lonely young men who have a hard time relating to women. It teaches them that women, and especially feminist women, are to blame for their unhappiness. It teaches them ...

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Why the hell has Europe voted in a feminist party? - Telegraph.co.uk

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 01:05

Telegraph.co.uk

Why the hell has Europe voted in a feminist party?
Telegraph.co.uk
Of course it's hard to quibble with the aims of Soraya Post, Sweden Feminist Initiative's first MEP. She wants to “change the agenda to be ... Aside from the newly-elected MEPs, Sweden Feminist Initiative clearly has its work cut out battling for women ...
Swedish feminist party wins EU seat with anti-racism driveThomson Reuters Foundation
SIDEBAR Swedish feminist party wins first European Parliament seatEurope Online Magazine
Exit polls: Sweden feminist party goes to BrusselsSalon

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Love Game: serving up equality - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 21:09

The Guardian

Love Game: serving up equality
The Guardian
Yet, as the feminist author and activist Elizabeth Wilson argues in her new book, Love Game, published later this week, the "secret history" of the professional game has been one in which excluded groups – women, African-Americans, working-class ...

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Lesbians group slams women rights lobby - New Zimbabwe.com

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 15:04

Lesbians group slams women rights lobby
New Zimbabwe.com
A NEWLY formed organisation fighting for the rights of lesbians in Zimbabwe has said it was struggling to be accepted by women's rights lobby with many in the movement regarding them as outcast. In an exclusive interview with NewZimbabwe.com at a ...

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#YesAllWomen a stark reminder of what all women already know - Canada.com

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:12

Canada.com

#YesAllWomen a stark reminder of what all women already know
Canada.com
Each of the women present had not just one, but multiple stories of harassment — in parks, on public transit, on their walk home. I talked about a time when I was 14 and was walking home from my high school in a corner of Toronto's east-end sprawl. A ...

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Drop junk food before pregnancy, women told - Canada.com

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:15

Canada.com

Drop junk food before pregnancy, women told
Canada.com
Women trying to become pregnant should avoid a diet high in junk food because it is linked with an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, scientists are warning. Large amounts of fat, sugar and take-away foods have been shown, for the first time, ...

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Female Biking Clubs Gear Up at Different Speeds

Women's eNews - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 01:27
Girls and women are finding more outlets for various styles of group cycling. Last year, Cyclofemme, a 2-year-old group, held 229 rides worldwide and its group in Africa is aiming to get a girl cyclist to the 2016 Olympics.

Ethiopian Women Make Most of Zero-Interest Loans

Women's eNews - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 01:18
Ethiopia has a strong economy for sub-Saharan Africa but women disproportionately bear the burden of the country's hardships. Through a micro-lending support group, our organization, Concern Worldwide, has found a way to help.

Two Women Share Grief for Teens Branded as Felons

Women's eNews - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 01:05
Working as a librarian in a county jail in Nassau County, N.Y., Marybeth Zeman saw the boys' thirst for books, as well as problems with the juvenile justice system. In this excerpt from "Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian," she meets the mother of a jailed boy.

NY Rights Bill Alive; Sudan Chains Mom Facing Death

Women's eNews - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:49
A series of bills that would protect women's rights in New York state are being reintroduced into the Senate. Also this week, the pregnant woman sentenced to death in Sudan is being shackled.

5 made-in-Canada ideas helping women and babies around the world - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 05:26

Globalnews.ca

5 made-in-Canada ideas helping women and babies around the world
Globalnews.ca
Charles created the Lucky Iron Fish — a 200 gram, three-inch long, cast iron ingot that the women keep in their pots while cooking rice, stew or other broths. Because of the shape and design, the fish leaches out about 75 per cent of the daily ...
Canada funds 65 innovative health projects to help save every woman, every childScience Codex

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Spain's Anti-Abortion Activists Turn to Violence

Women's eNews - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 21:01
With the European Parliament elections approaching this weekend, Spain's center-right party that introduced a controversial anti-abortion bill has yet to pass it. Anti-abortion activists are growing impatient, resorting to violence.

Afghan Women: the Kill List We Don't Talk About

Women's eNews - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 06:55
In the world of pen vs. gun, we would all benefit from putting the Arab proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" to good use. If women's rights are a security threat to violent extremists, then women's rights must be the asset we protect.

'Witchhunt Narrative' Retells '80s Day Care Abuse

Women's eNews - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 19:28
For readers who learned about these cases from conventional media, this book will be a shocking revelation of how reporters skewed criminal cases to the disadvantage of victims. Now it seems an awful lot of abused children deserve an apology.

Latin American Indigenous Women Hold NYC Tribunal

Women's eNews - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 22:52
To puncture official indifference, Latin American indigenous women are staging a tribunal on the sidelines of a U.N. permanent forum "to push back the invisibility" about what they suffer. "The justice system really doesn't work for us," says one.

Women's empowerment:'Society is not ready for women's inheritance rights' - The Express Tribune

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:28

The Express Tribune

Women's empowerment:'Society is not ready for women's inheritance rights'
The Express Tribune
“Unfortunately our society is not ready to accept women's inheritance rights, as guaranteed by our religion and Pakistan's constitution. It is the need of the hour to sensitize the younger generations about this issue,” Aurat Foundation Regional ...

Facebook suspends Italian woman's account after she posts image of two ... - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 05:57

The Independent

Facebook suspends Italian woman's account after she posts image of two ...
The Independent
Last week Italy was identified in a study to mark IDAHOT as one of the worst countries in Europe for LGBT rights, and sure enough Ms Trevisan's was met with a string of abusive messages. She told the La Stampa newspaper how one user said it was ...

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She Pays the Bias Price: From Girlhood to Final Years

Women's eNews - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:14
She Pays the Bias Price: From Girlhood to Final Years
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