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RCMP report on aboriginal women puts numbers to our national shame: Tim ...
“What we do not need is haughty, condescending questions from the Opposition,” said Mackay, before lapsing into the familiar rote answer about more “actual, concrete, substantive, practical action” to protect aboriginal women. ... It would be far more ...
RCMP say a disproportionate number of women killed in Canada are aboriginalGlobalnews.ca
An RCMP Report Won't End Violence Against Aboriginal WomenHuffington Post Canada
Sault woman applauds RCMP report on First Nations womanCBC.ca
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If the newspaper's owners had done better hiring long ago, aspirants of all persuasions, genders and colors would fail or succeed at their requisite speeds. And thus the loss of Abramson would not appear as the loss of the only redwood in the forest.
Italian women call on Pope to end priests' vow of celibacy
Pope Francis leaves after an audience for members of associations founded by late Bishop Luigi Novarese, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, May 17, 2014. A group of 26 Italian women who claim to be having affairs with Roman Catholic priests ...
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"Congress must become more afraid of the moms than the NRA," says leading gun-control proponent Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who likes the looks of this group modeling itself on MADD, the impassioned mother's lobby against drunk driving.
Americans Sarah Shourd, Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer were arrested for crossing into Iran while hiking in 2009. Shourd spent 14 months in Iran's Evin Prison. In this excerpt from "A Sliver of Light," she recounts how another inmate temporarily relieved loneliness.
Stark differences in how aboriginal women murdered, RCMP says
WINNIPEG—An RCMP report says aboriginal women have been much more prone to violent death than non-natives, but police have solved cases involving both groups at virtually the same rate. The 22-page report into murdered and missing aboriginal ... James ...
Case not closed on missing and murdered aboriginal womenNational Post
Missing and murdered aboriginal women's families want action from RCMP reportCBC.ca
Aboriginal women more prone to violent death: RCMP reportCTV News
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Disproportionate number of women killed in Canada aboriginal: RCMP
WINNIPEG — A shockingly disproportionate number of female homicide victims in Canada are aboriginal, according to a newly released RCMP report into missing and murdered women. Aboriginal women represent only 4.3 per cent of the total female ...
Missing, murdered aboriginal women: RCMP set to release new report
The RCMP are releasing what they call their most comprehensive account to date of Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women on Friday morning. The Mounties say they worked with Statistics Canada and almost 300 policing agencies to produce ...
Minnesota's governor approved a package of bills aimed at improving conditions for women in the workplace. Also this week, a report shows that lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in some Asian countries are encountering abuse and discrimination without any protection of the state.
Life expectancy in Canada hits 80 for men, 84 for women
Life expectancy in Canada and other countries around the world is growing, according to a new report from the World Health Organization, with most of the progress apparent in low-income countries. In Canada, average life expectancy for males born in ...
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Human rights complaint alleged city's lifeguard test biased in favour of women
Letting female lifeguard candidates carry lighter subjects during a rescue test is not only discriminatory, it's dangerous, alleges a Medicine Hat man who filed a human-rights complaint against the southern Alberta city after he was forced to carry a ...
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India's marathon national elections have added to the collective toll of vicious, sometimes deadly, violence against political women. Only 8 percent of this year's candidates were women and advocates point to rape and harassment as likely reasons.
Just a few months ago both these women led very different lives. But now they live side by side in a refugee camp and provide a glimpse of the human toll of the bloody conflict in the world's youngest country.
It's time for Canada to act on missing and murdered aboriginal women
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Meghan Rhoad (@MGRhoad) is a woman-rights researcher with Human Rights Watch and the author of “Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada.”.
UN urges Canada to hold national inquiry on missing aboriginal women and girlsToronto Star
Missing, murdered aboriginal women don't need inquiry: advocacy groupCBC.ca
UN urges Canada to launch inquiry into missing aboriginal womenWaterloo Record
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A new wave of social-change philanthropy is focusing on endeavors that run on a for-profit basis. The idea is to encourage a more businesslike approach to solving the world's pressing problems and earning a return on investment in the process.
The U.S., U.K., Israel and China are reportedly moving in to help a rescue effort being demanded by street demonstrators and hashtag activists around the world. BBC reports Nigeria is ready to negotiate with the extremist Boko Haram.
Regional run-up meetings like this are giving the White House a chance to energize support and a tap into a political vein that Obama isn't finding inside Washington. Sen. Gillibrand is hoping to double the child care tax credit.
Take heed, non-Texans, and keep a close eye on your own statehouses unless you want to wind up like this. We are all exhausted and dreading September, when the next provision of the 2013 state legislature kicks in.
Global Women's Rights Awards pulls event from Brunei-owned hotel over ...
The organisers of the Global Women's Rights Awards have pulled their event from the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel, after the country introduced a law calling for gays to be stoned to death. The May 5 event, which is due to be hosted by Jay and Mavis ...
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Canada wins men's senior curling title, women fall just short
DUMFRIES — Canada downed Sweden 7-2 in six ends to win the men's title Wednesday at the World Senior Curling Championships. Skip Wayne Tallon and his team of fourth Mike Kennedy, second Mike Flannery and lead Wade Blanchard opened with two ...
Scotland and Canada women win World Curling Senior semi finalsDemotix.com
Gold and silver for Canada at World SeniorsCanadian Curling Association (press release) (blog)
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