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When we speak up about the crimes perpetrated upon us people blame us for wearing the wrong clothes, ruining the attacker's career. I think we are punished by a cultural belief that the world is just and only bad people have bad things happen to them.
Istanbul Convention: Britain drags its feet over women's rights
Women's rights lawyer Lisa Gormley said it “beggars belief that this obvious step forward” had not been ratified. “This would put a real engine of energy to doing this [establishing women's rights] in a comprehensive, co-ordinated way,” she added.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obituary: Gillian Furst was a warrior for workers, women's rights
Minneapolis Star Tribune
During the 1970s, Furst helped send buses of women to Springfield, Ill., for a rally to support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. No task was too small for Furst, who volunteered to do grunt work for the Twin Cities branch of the National ...
Changes inevitable for Canada's women's soccer team ahead of Rio Olympics
Herdman said he wanted to see his up-and-coming players compete against the second tier of top women's teams — squads like Costa Rica and Mexico, who Canada could also face in January's Olympic qualifiers — before reviewing the senior squad's ...
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Young stars set sights on making Canada's senior women's soccer team
The Canadian women's national team already has a few youngsters on its roster — Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, Jessie Fleming, Adriana Leon — but after showing off at the Pan Am Games, a few more could be in contention to break into the senior ...
Kitchener sisters hold rally for women's topless rights
A rally organized by three sisters who say they were stopped by a police officer for cycling topless a week ago drew hundreds of people in Waterloo, Ont., today, according to posts on social media. The "Bare With Us" rally at Waterloo Town Square aimed ...
Topless rally in support of women's rights takes place in Waterloo, Ont.Toronto Sun
Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'Daily Herald
Waterloo women celebrate their right to go toplessToronto Star
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Canada's Scott is living out her dream at Women's FA Cup final
Yahoo Canada Sports
It's Desiree Scott's birthday today. And at London's iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, she's hoping for the perfect present. These last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind for the Winnipeg native. She's been with England's Women's Super League ...
Canada's Desiree Scott set for Women's Cup final at WembleyTheChronicleHerald.ca
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While every woman's path to achieving political leadership and influencing public policy is different, these rules help women get on the right track, argues Rebecca Sive in this excerpt from "Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide."
The Arizona Cardinals have hired the NFL's first female coach. Also this week, Republicans unveiled legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.
Abandoned by Canada, Afghan women's rights activist wins refugee status in ...
MONTREAL — Three years after her work with a Canadian government-funded human rights group sparked death threats and forced her to flee Afghanistan, Adela Mohseni has finally found a safe refuge. But instead of building a new life in Canada, as she ...
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Other July 31 film openers to look out for include the Israeli drama "The Kindergarten Teacher" and the documentary "That Sugar Film," which focuses on America's sweet tooth.
"I don't know why I was super afraid of being a nerd but now I am super excited that I am one," Jessica Mays, of the technology photo start-up Twenty20, tells reporters from GlobalGirl Media Los Angeles.
Rosario Pérez helms a social enterprise for women that has disbursed more than $1 billion in small loans to women in Latin America. Here she talks about her organization, herself and a client base that has a strong drive for financial independence.
Yes, I spend lots of time on Instagram, sharing my latest workout and gym selfies. But it's also a great place to catch serious and creative self-expression by artful feminists.
A lawyer who specializes in revenge porn tells me the new policy to help victims block harmful online images of themselves is nothing short of revolutionary (if and when it starts taking effect). But she still hopes Congress will introduce a federal bill soon.
Canada takes silver in first-ever Pan Am women's baseball
The debut of women's baseball at the Pan Ams did not go as Canada had hoped, but the athletes and coaches hope they left an impression on the thousands of people who watched them play this week and the tournament organizers who opened the door for ...
Canada integral to Pan Am women's baseball showcaseSportsnet.ca
U.S. beats Canada for women's baseball gold at Pan Am GamesGlobalnews.ca
US beats Canada for women's baseball golddurhamregion.com
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Canada upsets US 4-2 in women's softball final at Pan Am Games
Canada had not taken a gold medal from the U.S. in women's softball in decades, the Canadian coaching staff said, but the message this week to the players echoed messages from Canadian coaching staffs across sports: Believe in yourselves, stick to the ...
Canada beats U.S. for women's softball gold at Pan Am GamesGlobalnews.ca
Canada vs. US for gold in Pan Am women's baseball and softballCaledon Enterprise
Canada advances to women's baseball finalHamilton Spectator
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Imagine, billboards with an image of a young vibrant woman with the caption: "She Died Giving Life" and with the tagline: "The U.S. maternal death rate is rising. Take action today to support quality maternity care."
As children, these young women were more valued by their families than daughters in the past generations and they've achieved more than women who came before them in their towns. But pressures on them to get married remain strong.
A New York government panel will recommend that the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour for employees of fast-food chain restaurants. Also this week, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill outlawing non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.