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China arrests prominent women's rights lawyer for subversion - Business Insider

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 03:43

Business Insider

China arrests prominent women's rights lawyer for subversion
Business Insider
Chinese authorities have formally arrested China's most prominent woman human rights lawyer, accusing her of subverting the state, her lawyer said on Wednesday, as part of a crackdown on activists who have helped people fight for their legal rights.
Lawyers say several colleagues, including a woman who represented women's ...Daily Journal

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No Women, No Peace: Gender Equality, Conflict and Peace in Myanmar - Transnational Institute

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 02:46

No Women, No Peace: Gender Equality, Conflict and Peace in Myanmar
Transnational Institute
There has long been a need for a deeper understanding of the intersections of gender, ethnicity and other identities in peace-building and democratisation. Progress on the rights of women and the participation by women's organisations in conflict ...

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Afghanistan: Set Out Concrete Plan to Involve Women - Human Rights Watch

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 18:19

Human Rights Watch

Afghanistan: Set Out Concrete Plan to Involve Women
Human Rights Watch
(Kabul) – The Afghan government should quickly remedy its missed deadline to produce a plan to include women in the peace process, Human Rights Watch said today. In September 2015, the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani promised its key ...

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Inquiry into missing and murdered women needs funding, advocates say - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 17:26

The Globe and Mail

Inquiry into missing and murdered women needs funding, advocates say
The Globe and Mail
The good intentions driving plans for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women must be matched with money to implement recommendations that come out of it, a group of long-time women's advocates said before meeting with ...
Federal inquiry destined to fail without right framework: Vancouver advocatesMetroNews Canada
Men must star in murdered women inquiryToronto Sun
Bennett holds MMIW pre-inquiry meeting in VancouverCTV News
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Women On Canadian Money Called For By NDP - Huffington Post Canada

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 12:56

Huffington Post Canada

Women On Canadian Money Called For By NDP
Huffington Post Canada
Malcolmson's letter comes almost a year after NDP MPs Niki Ashton and Murray Rankin wrote a letter to Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz in support of calls for stronger gender-equality representation on the country's banknotes. That effort followed ...

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Women's Equality Party part-funded by donation from male entrepreneur - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:39

The Independent

Women's Equality Party part-funded by donation from male entrepreneur
The Independent
The Women's Equality Party (WE), the newest party to field candidates in elections in 2016, was helped into existence by a donation from a wealthy male entrepreneur, The Independent can reveal. Financial support from Maurice Biriotti, co-founder and ...

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Jeffery Group sale brings Women's Executive Network 'full circle' - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:32

The Globe and Mail

Jeffery Group sale brings Women's Executive Network 'full circle'
The Globe and Mail
The founder of Jeffery Group Ltd., which runs Canada's 22,000-member Women's Executive Network, started the women's networking and training business in 1997 after receiving a consulting contract from General Motors of Canada Ltd. to host her first ...

After Gang Rape, NY Councilwoman Presses Police, Governor for Action

Women's eNews - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 22:20
Will the governor raise the vicious crime in his Jan. 13 State of the State speech? Will police develop a solid strategy for making the streets safer? The chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Women's Issues pushes for answers.

USA beats Canada at U18 Women's Worlds - TSN

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:34

TSN

USA beats Canada at U18 Women's Worlds
TSN
Rebecca Gilmore scored twice and added an assist to lead USA to a 4-1 victory over Canada in the final preliminary round game of the 2016 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship. Sydney Brodt and Natalie Snodgrass both scored power play goals for the ...
US defeat hosts Canada to maintain 100 per cent record at IIHF World Women's ...Insidethegames.biz
Border Battle: USA defeats Canada in tough effortAlong the Boards

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New Year's Eve Attacks in Cologne, Germany, Spread Aftershocks

Women's eNews - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:06
The massive attacks, which ranged from groping to rape and involved men having a "North African or Arabic" appearance, are beginning to reshape Germany's open-door policy on refugees. At the same time, women's rights activists are flagging missteps by police and politicians.

Reaction to Cologne Attacks Should Focus on Women's Rights - TIME

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:16

TIME

Reaction to Cologne Attacks Should Focus on Women's Rights
TIME
For many Europeans, the attacks on more than 200 women in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve brought on deep fears about Muslim men adjusting to Western culture. The German government has confirmed that the suspects in the attacks were “almost ...
Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women from RapeFrontPage Magazine
Joan Smith: All women have the right to feel safeGulf Today
In Cologne, Multiculturalism More Important than Protecting Women... By Dennis ...National Review Online

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Momentous Year Ahead for Paid Leave, Fueled by 2015

Women's eNews - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 07:27
In his State of the Union address a year ago, Obama called for action on paid leave. Advocates say that after a game-changing 2015 a rising tide of initiatives is spilling into election-year politics.

Most women still see corner office out of reach in corporate Canada: survey - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 01:49

The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Most women still see corner office out of reach in corporate Canada: survey
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
“The disparity shown between women who are ambitious in their careers and those who believe the c-suite is achievable suggests companies have a role in helping these ambitious women to reach their full potential,” American Express Canada ...
What's Holding Women Back: A Look at Female Ambition in CanadaNorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)

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In Pakistan, Afghan Female Refugees Describe Life in Sector I-12

Women's eNews - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 22:54
Pakistan, which hosts one of the world's largest refugee populations, has been trying for years to repatriate Afghans driven out by the Taliban. For Afghan women in this U.N. refugee settlement, life is bleak but not as dangerous as going home.

Canada opens U18 Women's Worlds with win - News Talk 610 CKTB

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 03:04

Canada opens U18 Women's Worlds with win
News Talk 610 CKTB
Five different players found the back of the net – with Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask./Notre Dame, JWHL) leading the way with a goal and an assist – as Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team opened its 2016 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship ...

Celebrating women's rights - Winnipeg Free Press

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:14

Winnipeg Free Press

Celebrating women's rights
Winnipeg Free Press
Celebrating women's rights. Posted: 01/9/2016 3:00 AM | Comments: 0. Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. Special tours, an ice sculpture and an image projected on the dome of the Manitoba legislature will mark the 100th anniversary of women ...

Canada's women's volleyball team falls to 0-2 at Olympic qualifier - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 18:34

CBC.ca

Canada's women's volleyball team falls to 0-2 at Olympic qualifier
CBC.ca
The Canadian women's volleyball team was beaten by the Dominican Republic in four sets at the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament on Friday — making their chances for a spot at Rio 2016 that much more difficult to obtain. Canada, ranked 17th in ...
Canada's women's volleyball team loses to US at Olympic qualifierCTV News
Canada's women's volleyball team drops opener to US at Olympic qualifierTheChronicleHerald.ca
Canada's Women's Team Puts on a Fight Against the Dominican RepublicWire Service Canada (press release)

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Manitobans lead Canada to victory in opener at U18 Women's Worlds - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 16:44

CTV News

Manitobans lead Canada to victory in opener at U18 Women's Worlds
CTV News
Five Manitoba-born players suited up for Team Canada as the U18 Women's World Championship got underway Friday night in Ontario. The list of players includes Jalyn Elmes, on defence from Brandon, Man.; Ryleigh Houston, a forward from Winnipeg; ...
Team Canada looking for second win at the U-18 Women's Championships570 News
Canada opens with 5-2 win over RussiaSt. Catharines Standard

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Ovarian Cancer Canada's Ladyballs ad offends some, starts conversations - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 12:16

CBC.ca

Ovarian Cancer Canada's Ladyballs ad offends some, starts conversations
CBC.ca
Ladyballs, a provocative Canadian campaign to promote awareness about ovarian cancer, an often silent killer, has sparked controversy in social media and marketing circles. Ovarian Cancer Canada's cheeky pitch to donors aims to clear the confusion ...
Is Ovarian Cancer Canada's 'ladyball' campaign sexist or a call to action?The Globe and Mail

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'Equality Month' marks centennial of women's right to vote in Manitoba - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 11:46

CTV News

'Equality Month' marks centennial of women's right to vote in Manitoba
CTV News
Manitoba is marking a major milestone for women in the province. In front of a large crowd Friday, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross proclaimed January, “Women's Equality Month.” It's in honour of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the ...
Manitoba marks 100-year anniversary of women's suffrageMyToba

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