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Liberalism is no friend of gender equality - Open Democracy

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:28

Liberalism is no friend of gender equality
Open Democracy
We might ask where the Bush administration's concern for women's rights in Afghanistan was when, in May 2001, it gave $43 million to the Taliban regime as part of its “War on Drugs”. ... Indeed, the liberal wing of the feminist movement in the ...

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Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada in 2015 - Winnipeg Free Press

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:06

Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada in 2015
Winnipeg Free Press
TORONTO - Nigeria and Cameroon are the first African countries to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada next year. Both won their semifinals Wednesday at the African Women's Championship in Windhoek, Namibia. Asisat Oshoala, named ...

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Ali Jassim a strong supporter of women's rights in the UAE - The National

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:06

Ali Jassim a strong supporter of women's rights in the UAE
The National
When amendments were made to the constitution in 2005 allowing women to join the FNC, Mr Jassim showed his full support. He has taken part in several forums to endorse women, sharing tips on how to win elections and describing what their future would ...

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Watch little girls drop the F-word for gender equality - Tech Times

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:57

Tech Times

Watch little girls drop the F-word for gender equality
Tech Times
The video was created to promote the company's anti-sexism T-shirts that say, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun-Damental Rights" and "This is What a Feminist Looks Like." The company is also known for promoting tolerance for members of the LGBT community ...
Brilliant New Feminist Tactic: Using Little Girls in Videos to Yell The F-WordTown Hall
Shocking Ad Has Little Girls Drop F-Bombs to 'Empower' FeminismLifeNews.com
Watch potty-mouth princesses swear allegiance to the feminist causeMetro
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What's the Deal With the Women's Equality Party? - Forbes

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:55

What's the Deal With the Women's Equality Party?
Forbes
It's pretty easy to feel demoralized about the state of women's rights these days. Between #GamerGate, the Ray Rice incident, a persistent gender pay gap (77 cents for every dollar), and the Hobby Lobby decision, 2014 has not exactly been kind to the ...

Isfahan Demonstration for Women's Rights Becomes Anti-Government Protest - The Jewish Press

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:44

Isfahan Demonstration for Women's Rights Becomes Anti-Government Protest
The Jewish Press
A demonstration for women's rights taking place in the Iranian city of Isfahan is transforming into a protest against the regime, a source reported to Dr. Mordechai Kedar, lecturer and researcher at Bar Ilan University Wednesday night. “Approximately ...

Oscar Pistorius sentence: Women's rights groups call for urgent action to ... - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:25

The Independent

Oscar Pistorius sentence: Women's rights groups call for urgent action to ...
The Independent
News that Oscar Pistorius could be set to serve as little as 10 months of his five year prison term for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 was met with shock by women's rights groups today, who called for “robust and ...

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/REPEAT -- Status of Women Canada - Media Advisory/ - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:08

/REPEAT -- Status of Women Canada - Media Advisory/
Canada NewsWire (press release)
OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, will host an important event entitled Strong Girls. Strong World. The event will feature CTV's Marci Ien as well as Canadian Olympic ...

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Unstated paternity still excluding Indigenous women from 'Indian' status - rabble.ca (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:26

rabble.ca (blog)

Unstated paternity still excluding Indigenous women from 'Indian' status
rabble.ca (blog)
Mary Two-Axe was a well-known advocate who challenged Canada's discriminatory Indian Act which took Indian status away from Indian women if they married a non-Indian. Jeanette-Corbiere Lavell and Yvonne Bédard took Canada all the way to the ...

Woman battles Ottawa in court to gain Indian status - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:42

Toronto Star

Woman battles Ottawa in court to gain Indian status
Toronto Star
In its factum, the Attorney General of Canada argues the lineage of Gehl's mother doesn't include anyone entitled to be registered under the Indian Act. ... The government says those changes were intended to end discrimination against women who lost ...
Indian status: Why Lynn Gehl's court challenge mattersCBC.ca

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'Lights on Afterschool' Illuminates an Unmet Need

Women's eNews - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:58
Working moms need afterschool programs that keep pace with our jobs. Despite a huge leap in enrollment since 2004, nearly 20 million children lack needed spots in these programs.
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