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Wonder Woman dropped as UN equality champion - BBC News

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 01:15

BBC News

Wonder Woman dropped as UN equality champion
BBC News
The UN has ended its campaign with comic book heroine Wonder Woman, a spokesman says, less than two months after her appointment sparked outrage. The superhero had been declared an honorary ambassador to promote messages about women's ...
UN Ends Wonder Woman Campaign for Gender EqualityNBCNews.com
One less woman in politics: Wonder Woman loses job as UN ...The Guardian
Protests end Wonder Woman's fight for equality at United Nations | ReutersFirstpost
New York Magazine -Radio New Zealand -Fortune
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Women in Santa Barbara protest for equal rights - KEYT

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 18:53

KEYT

Women in Santa Barbara protest for equal rights
KEYT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Dozens of women and their supporters protested in Santa Barbara on Monday. The protest was organized by a group called Women and Allies. They joined a coast to coast protest with thousands of other women in 20 different cities ...

'An Insult to Texas Women': Reproductive Rights Groups Sue over Fetus Funerals - Broadly

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:03

Broadly

'An Insult to Texas Women': Reproductive Rights Groups Sue over Fetus Funerals
Broadly
Reproductive rights advocates fear that, if allowed to stand, the fetal burial rules could have a potentially devastating effect on women's reproductive health and futures: To this date, no one is really sure how the fetus funerary services would be ...
Texas fetus burial rules spawn new battle for women's reproductive rightsUSA TODAY
Texas rule requiring burial or cremation of fetal tissue shames women, suit saysThe Guardian
Texas Abortion Law: State Sued Over Fetus Tissue Burial Rule By Women's Rights GroupsInternational Business Times
Common Dreams (press release) -SELF -Patch.com
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Wellington 'free the nipple' event: Gender equality or open ticket for harassment? - The Dominion Post

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:29

The Dominion Post

Wellington 'free the nipple' event: Gender equality or open ticket for harassment?
The Dominion Post
Topless activists pose for photographs for onlookers during a free the nipple demonstration in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Critics have said the public event planned for Wellington could attract people who want to take sinister photos of topless women.

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Scotland must take this chance to stand up for women's reproductive rights - Open Democracy

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:52

Open Democracy

Scotland must take this chance to stand up for women's reproductive rights
Open Democracy
That abortion sits within the criminal justice system rather than healthcare is an insult to the notion of women's equality and rights. Abortion must be decriminalised, and the Scottish government now has the chance to take the lead in the UK on women ...

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How a Trump administration threatens women's health - The Verge

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 06:47

The Verge

How a Trump administration threatens women's health
The Verge
Organizations dedicated to women's health and reproductive rights say they are ready to fight President-elect Donald Trump in order to preserve and protect women's rights. Trump poses several dangers to women's health, advocates say: the promised ...

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Madonna Made Two Major Feminist Statements at the Billboard Women in Music Awards - Glamour

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 06:10

Glamour

Madonna Made Two Major Feminist Statements at the Billboard Women in Music Awards
Glamour
Just last week, Madonna didn't hold back in an amazing installment of "Carpool Karaoke", but at the Billboard Women in Music Awards on Friday, the iconic singer got real in whole other way in her acceptance speech for the honor of Woman of the Year.
Watch Madonna Talk Sexism, Misogyny in Powerful Women in Music SpeechRollingStone.com
Madonna delivers powerful speech on sexism, misogyny and ageism at Billboard Women in Music eventLos Angeles Times
Madonna Delivers Her Blunt Truth During Fiery, Teary Billboard Women In Music SpeechBillboard
YouTube
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'Where's your husband?': Women in farming still fighting against old boys' club - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 04:33

CBC.ca

'Where's your husband?': Women in farming still fighting against old boys' club
CBC.ca
Across Canada, farms are getting bigger and farmers — a majority of whom are men — are getting older. The overall number of farms and operators is declining. Figures from Statistics Canada show that in 2011, 27.4 per cent of operators were women.

Canada doesn't deserve a black woman on its money - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 07:36

CBC.ca

Canada doesn't deserve a black woman on its money
CBC.ca
Canada has a long way to go in its relationship with black communities before it should put Viola Desmond on its currency. Desmond — a successful black businesswoman known for courageously refusing to leave a whites-only area of a Nova Scotia movie ...
Black Rights Activist to be One of First Women on Canadian Dollar BillGood News Network
Woman on Canada's new $10 bill fought racism before Rosa ParksPrince George Citizen
Viola Desmond, Canadian who fought segregation, to appear on $10 noteThe Guardian
CBC.ca
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Black rights activist Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:54

CBC.ca

Black rights activist Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill
CBC.ca
Thérèse Casgrain, a Quebec feminist and The Famous Five — Louise Crummy McKinney, Irene Marryat Parlby, Nellie Mooney McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Emily Murphy — who fought for women's rights in Canada, were featured on the back of the ...
CANADIAN HISTORYThe Globe and Mail
Viola Desmond to be first woman featured on Canadian banknoteToronto Sun
Viola Desmond has been selected to be featured on Canada's next regularly circulating $10 bank note.Bank of Canada
Bloomberg -Huffington Post Canada
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Raymonde Chevalier Bowen advocated for peace and women's rights - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 12:57

Raymonde Chevalier Bowen advocated for peace and women's rights
The Globe and Mail
24 in Ormstown, Que., of natural causes at the age of 97, worked for decades for the cause of peace, especially during the Cold War, as well as the political and economic rights of women. Along with her VOW work, she also helped to found the Fédération ...

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Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out on Women's Rights: 'Planned Parenthood Has Always Been There for Me' - TIME

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:47

TIME

Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out on Women's Rights: 'Planned Parenthood Has Always Been There for Me'
TIME
Scarlett Johansson praised the work of Planned Parenthood and criticized the politicization of women's bodies in a powerful speech. Speaking at Variety's Power of Women Luncheon event on Friday in L.A., the actress defended the right of women to make ...
Scarlett Johansson talks career evolution, gets politicalFox News

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Families of missing, murdered indigenous women want answers on liaison units - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 08:39

CTV News

Families of missing, murdered indigenous women want answers on liaison units
CTV News
OTTAWA -- The families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls say they are anxiously awaiting more details about the programs and services they were promised to help them navigate the justice system. ... Justice Canada spokesman Ian McLeod ...

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Thousands of African Women Climb Kilimanjaro for Land Rights - teleSUR English

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 08:19

teleSUR English

Thousands of African Women Climb Kilimanjaro for Land Rights
teleSUR English
Thousands of women from across the African continent converged at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro for a three-day action that sought to demand land rights for Kilimanjaro for a three-day action that sought to demand land rights for women, while a ...

Women are shortchanged, Canada must act, says Oxfam - Radio Canada International

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 07:33

Radio Canada International

Women are shortchanged, Canada must act, says Oxfam
Radio Canada International
Women in Canada and around the world are paid less, have more low-paying jobs and redressing that is fundamental to the global fight against poverty, says ...

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