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Pregnant Teens Need Adult Support, Not Shaming

Women's eNews - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:54
Young people should not lose their right to education when they become pregnant or parents. But this is what happens when adults in their schools and communities subject them to harsh judgment.

2015 Women's World Cup, Group A preview: Canada, the Netherlands favorites ... - Fusion

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:40

Fusion

2015 Women's World Cup, Group A preview: Canada, the Netherlands favorites ...
Fusion
Throughout these group previews, we will be using FiveThirtyEight.com's Women's World Cup projections as a reference point. We explain why here. And textually, we'll also be highlighting the key teams (bold) and players (bold-italic); at least, the ...

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FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st ... - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:01

CBC.ca

FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st ...
CBC.ca
As the opening extravaganza of the 2015 Women's World Cup unfolds in Edmonton and the Canadian team kicks off the tournament with a game against China Saturday afternoon, spare a thought for the women in hand-me-down jerseys who got the ball ...
Kelly: Beneficial draw puts Canada in prime position at Women's World CupThe Globe and Mail
Can Canada win the Women's World Cup? Head coach John Herdman thinks soYahoo Sports (blog)
Canadian women looking for World Cup redemptionSportsnet.ca
Vancity Buzz -Edmonton Journal
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Vancouver and Edmonton set to welcome the Women's World Cup - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:00

The Globe and Mail

Vancouver and Edmonton set to welcome the Women's World Cup
The Globe and Mail
From left to right, soccer players and fans, Nicole Martin, Samantha Christian, Sandra Uno, Melissa Bostrom and Tasha Bradley pose for a photograph in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday June 4, 2015, before departing on a road trip to Edmonton for Canada's ...
2015 Women's World Cup: A look at the stadiumsDeutsche Welle

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A fan's guide to FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 - Ottawa Citizen

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:47

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A fan's guide to FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
Ottawa Citizen
“On game days FIFA Women's World Cup ticketholders have free access to transit service three hours before and three hours after games,” says Pat Scrimgeour, assistant general manager for OC Transpo. “People just (need to) show their printed event ...
Free transportation to Lansdowne for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015OttawaStart.com (press release) (blog)

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Will close duo's Zen give Canada an edge at the Women's World Cup? - Hamilton Spectator

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:35

Hamilton Spectator

Will close duo's Zen give Canada an edge at the Women's World Cup?
Hamilton Spectator
A coach who knows Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence, who have played soccer on the same team since age 9, sees strength for Canada's Women's World Cup soccer team in duo's indelible connection.

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Commentary: Let's have quotas for women on boards in Canada - The Northern Miner (subscription)

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:19

Commentary: Let's have quotas for women on boards in Canada
The Northern Miner (subscription)
It's no secret that the mining industry is behind the curve when it comes to hiring women and appointing female board members. What will it take to get them onboard? Although the last couple of years have seen some increase in women representation at ...

Barnard Changes Policy; Chinese Group Shut Down

Women's eNews - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:34
Barnard College will now be accepting transgender women. Also this week, a Chinese women's rights organization has been forced to shut down permanently because of mounting pressure from authorities.

Team Canada women play the hits ahead of the game - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 04:21

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Team Canada women play the hits ahead of the game
Globalnews.ca
WATCH ABOVE: As Canadian athletes get ready for the FIFA Women's World Cup, Quinn Phillips highlights the loved ones who helped get them here. EDMONTON – Before every match, Canadian captain Christine Sinclair make sure her cleats are clean ...
Women's World Cup: Christine Sinclair's speech inspired CanadaCBC.ca
Canada women play the hits ahead of the gameBrampton Guardian

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Women deserve orgasm equality - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 00:30

The Guardian

Women deserve orgasm equality
The Guardian
I think women should demand that,” she said. “I'm a pleaser, but it's 50-50.” Orgasm equality is a movement I can definitely get behind ... or on top of. Because, while the ability to climax during every sexual experience may not rank as urgently as ...

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'Testament of Youth' Is an Exquisite Epic Biopic

Women's eNews - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:35
Also opening June 5: "Patch Town," "Wild Horses" and the terrifying and terrific documentary "The Nightmare." As for "Entourage," that big box-office hit in waiting; it's a bust, a must-not-see.

New website connects abused women to shelters across Canada - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 02:32

The Globe and Mail

New website connects abused women to shelters across Canada
The Globe and Mail
A new website aims to give women and children seeking shelter from domestic abuse a one-stop connection to help. The Shelter Safe website (www.sheltersafe.ca) provides a clickable map of roughly 400 shelters across Canada, as well as 24-hour contact ...

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7th Women's World Cup Showcases FIFA's Turf Gap

Women's eNews - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 23:50
All World Cups to date--male or female--have been played on grass. If FIFA wants better press, it should install grass in the six Canadian venues for the seventh Women's World Cup, starting June 6.

Bells toll across Canada for missing and murdered aboriginal women - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:21

CBC.ca

Bells toll across Canada for missing and murdered aboriginal women
CBC.ca
The 22 Days campaign, named to mark the time between the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and National Aboriginal Day, was started by deans from several Anglican churches across Canada. It encourages Canadians to make a ...

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Obama Pressed to Act on Post-Rape Abortion Aid

Women's eNews - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:06
Religious and human rights advocates are calling on Obama on June 4 to take executive action to ensure access to abortion for women and girls raped in conflict. "We know he is listening," says one organizer.

Student Publications Clear Transgender Path at School

Women's eNews - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 19:34
Schools in Colorado and Massachusetts show how student publications can play a crucial role in exposing peers to the idea of transgender people and supporting them by using preferred names and pronouns.

Pregnancy Centers Reined in; U.K. Poverty May Grow

Women's eNews - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 22:11
The California Assembly has passed legislation requiring crisis pregnancy centers to provide comprehensive information about reproductive health care options. Also this week, a coalition of charities has warned that the U.K. risks widening gender inequality because of austerity policies that disproportionately affect women.

Filipina in Hong Kong Makes a Call, Finds Rescue

Women's eNews - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 21:55
Her employer, a Chinese businesswoman, yelled at her, made death threats and cut her position without warning. In a haze of desperation she remembered a card in her wallet that another Filipina domestic helper had given her to call in an emergency.

In Mali, Grocer Wages War on FGM from His Closet

Women's eNews - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:56
This tireless fighter told a contingent of visitors that if we wanted to truly engage in the struggle, we must see FGM take place. Then he showed us a video on his computer.

UN Sex Violence Envoy: Focusing on Syria, Iraq

Women's eNews - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:39
The U.N.'s special representative on sex violence in conflict zones answers questions about the spread of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage as a strategy of war and tactic of terror in the Middle East, particularly by the Islamic State, or Daesh.
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