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Doyle: TSN doc Rise an intimate look at Canada's World Cup women - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:56

The Globe and Mail

Doyle: TSN doc Rise an intimate look at Canada's World Cup women
The Globe and Mail
It is days away now, the Women's World Cup. It's happening here, in Canada. Four weeks of soccer in six cities, 24 countries participating. Some say it's not really on our radar. But that's men talking. As host country, Canada is under pressure to do ...
Women's World Cup: Matheson could miss group stageThe Province (blog)
CONCACAF celebrates Women's Football Day in styleFIFA.com

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Sandi Toksvig: trolls are already out over plans to form Women's Equality party - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:38

The Guardian

Sandi Toksvig: trolls are already out over plans to form Women's Equality party
The Guardian
Toksvig is standing down as the host of BBC Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz to set up the Women's Equality party, which plans to field candidates in the 2020 general election. Speaking at the Hay festival, the veteran broadcaster said she had once ...

Amsterdam 7s wins show Rugby Canada women have eyes set on Olympic gold ... - The Province

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 07:05

The Province

Amsterdam 7s wins show Rugby Canada women have eyes set on Olympic gold ...
The Province
One weekend in Amsterdam. Two titles. And plenty of Olympic gold medal dreams to go around. The first was the big one: the Canadian women took home their first-ever World Rugby Women's Sevens Series tournament title, overcoming their Australian ...

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Canada's first women focused bike shop opens in East Vancouver - Vancity Buzz

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 07:03

Vancity Buzz

Canada's first women focused bike shop opens in East Vancouver
Vancity Buzz
The number of women cyclists in the Lower Mainland has more than doubled in recent years, and they are about to get a bike shop to call their own, Sidesaddle, the very first of its kind in Canada. Named after the way women used to have ride horses to ...

Women, Crossing Korean DMZ, Praise Their Mission But Avoid Human Rights In ... - Forbes

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 05:46

Forbes

Women, Crossing Korean DMZ, Praise Their Mission But Avoid Human Rights In ...
Forbes
Just how much the women had done to break down the North-South barrier, though, was not clear from hearing that doughty feminist and activist Gloria Steinem talking about having been “able to have conversations with our counterparts without an official ...
Can women end Korean War? After DMZ crossing, Gloria Steinem says 'Yes'Yahoo News
Women activists cross DMZ between North and South KoreaCNN
Women's activists cross from North to South Korea, say divide can be bridgedWashington Post
Voice of America -Waterloo Record
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Canada women to look sharp on and off the field at Women's World Cup - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 05:42

Canada women to look sharp on and off the field at Women's World Cup
Times Colonist
TORONTO - Thanks to goalkeeper Erin McLeod and friends, Canada will look sharp off the field as well as on it at the Women's World Cup. McLeod has an interest in Peau De Loup, a Vancouver company founded some 18 months ago by designer Adelle ...

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Gender equality remains a Silicon Valley sore spot - BetaNews

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 05:21

BetaNews

Gender equality remains a Silicon Valley sore spot
BetaNews
For those of you who are not in the know (and you really should be) Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and bring together like minded entrepreneurs and provide a space to network in. Last night, the inspiring ...

Canada's Disappeared Indigenous Women - teleSUR English

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 03:41

teleSUR English

Canada's Disappeared Indigenous Women
teleSUR English
According to the most recent report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada's national police force, there were at least 1,181 cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada over a 30 year period from 1980 to 2012. This report ...

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Equality for women should be the goal - Medicine Hat News

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 21:05

Equality for women should be the goal
Medicine Hat News
The irony about being called this horrible name is I have never beaten any woman, I'm always on the women's side.I have been an advocate of women forever. In my opinion, it is disturbing that when it comes to apaycheque, for example, a woman is paid ...

Rugby sevens: Canada beats Australia, score first women's World Series ... - Edmonton Journal

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 07:24

Edmonton Journal

Rugby sevens: Canada beats Australia, score first women's World Series ...
Edmonton Journal
AMSTERDAM - One day after securing Olympic rugby qualification, Canada made history Saturday by defeating Australia 20-17 at the Amsterdam Sevens to win its first ever Women's World Series tournament. Ghislaine Landry's try with one minute remaining ...
Canadian women's rugby 7s win historic first world cupThe Province (blog)
Canadian women qualify for rugby sevens at 2016 Rio OlympicsToronto Sun
Canada Women Capture First Ever Rugby Sevens TitleCJOB
Times Colonist -Northern Star
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India's 'Dark Is Beautiful' Campaign Builds Force

Women's eNews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:08
"Many women, and men, nurse a feeling of unworthiness and despair for being dark," says the founder of the campaign, which has spread throughout the country by word of mouth and is attracting interest now from activists in other countries.

#SayHerName Kicked Off; Tennessee Limits Abortion

Women's eNews - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:13
The national day of action to end police violence against black women took place this week. However in Tennessee, more restrictions are being considered for women seeking an abortion.

Canadian women's rugby sevens team can book Olympic berth this weekend - Canada.com

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:15

Canada.com

Canadian women's rugby sevens team can book Olympic berth this weekend
Canada.com
One week after reaching the final in London, the Canadian women's rugby sevens team can book its ticket to the 2016 Olympics this weekend in Amsterdam as the Women's World Series wraps up for the season. The top four teams in the overall ... Canada and ...
Canada women's sevens team all but secures Olympic berthWilliams Lake Tribune
USA Rugby Women's Eagles Sevens Close In On Rio BerthTeamUSA.org
Women's Sevens Team Looks To Qualify For Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games ...Wire Service Canada (press release)

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Gender Equality and Smart US Foreign Assistance - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:10

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Gender Equality and Smart US Foreign Assistance
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
The government of Cote d'Ivoire, for example, approached MCC to find a way to improve its laws on gender equality in order to bolster its competitiveness for U.S. assistance. Soon after, the country enacted a new law to give women the same rights as ...

Quebec women accused of killing man in failed suicide pact - Ottawa Sun

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:32

Ottawa Sun

Quebec women accused of killing man in failed suicide pact
Ottawa Sun
More from Canada. 650- SCOC 7 ways · Top court rules aboriginal man not entitled to have aboriginals on jury · 0 · Police tape · Canadian, 78, dead, 2 other seniors missing in Mexico: Report · 0 · Montreal police car · Quebec women accused of killing ...

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Bring back self-defence classes for women – it's the feminist thing to do - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 03:56

The Guardian

Bring back self-defence classes for women – it's the feminist thing to do
The Guardian
Has feminist orthodoxy, especially online, reached such a point that encouraging women to embark on self-defence courses or teaching them basic safety tips has become tantamount to holding them responsible for their own rapes? “Don't teach women how ...

Canada's first women-focused bike shop to open in East Van - MetroNews Canada

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:52

MetroNews Canada

Canada's first women-focused bike shop to open in East Van
MetroNews Canada
When the women at Andrea Smith's office found out she was a bike mechanic, many started frequenting her desk to ask for cycling advice. Smith realized there was a demand for a more female-friendly bike shop in Vancouver. She decided to open her own ...

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Iranian painter and women's rights activist on trial for insulting MPs - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:52

The Guardian

Iranian painter and women's rights activist on trial for insulting MPs
The Guardian
Meanwhile, the New York-based international campaign for human rights in Iran (ICHRI) reported earlier this week that another young female activist, Atena Daemi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for Facebook postings and peaceful protest.

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Canada's referees ready for Women's World Cup - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:27

Globalnews.ca

Canada's referees ready for Women's World Cup
Globalnews.ca
WATCH: Canada won't just have players at the upcoming Women's World Cup…there will be a couple of referees as well, including a local woman. Michelle Pye who has worked games all over the world and now gets a spot on the biggest stage there is.

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Coleen Nolan compares gay rights to supporting ISIS on Loose Women - Daily Mail

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:58

Daily Mail

Coleen Nolan compares gay rights to supporting ISIS on Loose Women
Daily Mail
Coleen provoked the backlash when she compared a hypothetical situation in which an ISIS supporter asked for an ISIS cake from a baker with the recent controversy over gay rights in Northern Ireland. 'What if somebody walked in and said: “Right, I want ...
Coleen Nolan causes controversy as she compares supporting gay rights to ...Mirror.co.uk
Loose Women star Coleen Nolan compares gay rights cake to ISIS cakePinkNews
Coleen Nolan: Loose Women host causes outrage after comparing gay rights ...International Business Times UK
Gay Star News -Yahoo Celebrity UK
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