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Strategising women's rights - E Kantipur

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:34

Strategising women's rights
E Kantipur
UCPN (Maoist) leader Hisila Yami was invited to speak at a programme as part of Martin Chautari's “March as Women's Month” discussion series, held in collaboration with Chaukhat—a newly established feminist group. The talk was titled “Structural ...

Women who demand equality are not whiners - Huffington Post

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:38

MSNBC

Women who demand equality are not whiners
Huffington Post
Out of touch comments from GOP lawmakers are a common occurrence, but having a woman call women who demand equal pay whiners is utterly sad and a new low. Minnesota State Rep. Andrea Kieffer made this absurd comment when she argued that the ...
Minn. lawmaker: Fair-pay bill makes women look like 'whiners'MSNBC

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Canada's Rachel Homan and team catch their breath at women's world curling ... - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:27

Toronto Star

Canada's Rachel Homan and team catch their breath at women's world curling ...
Toronto Star
Rachel Homan and her Ottawa Curling Club team were ready to put their feet up for an evening and a morning at the Ford world women's curling championship after three straight wins, one of them a white-knuckler. “Oh my god, so ready; I can't wait to not ...
Canada beats Germany 7-5 in women's world curlingTheChronicleHerald.ca
Rachel Homan survives Germany test, wins in 10th endCBC.ca
Homan, Canada hammer South Korea in afternoon worlds drawTSN
Around the Rings (subscription) -Windsor Star
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Minister Leitch Highlights the Importance of Women Entrepreneurs to Canada's ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:58

Minister Leitch Highlights the Importance of Women Entrepreneurs to Canada's ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
AJAX, ON, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today underscored the importance of women entrepreneurs to Canada's economic growth and competitiveness at the third annual ...

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'Not much hope' for Afghan women's rights - Deutsche Welle

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:09

Inter Press Service

'Not much hope' for Afghan women's rights
Deutsche Welle
How have these rights developed so far? Since the fall of the Taliban regime, Afghan women's rights have expanded significantly. Under the constitution, gender equality is protected and women are free to seek education and work. Today we have women ...
More female Afghan judges, prosecutors needed - reportThomson Reuters Foundation
Justice for 'Women by Women' in AfghanistanInter Press Service
Afghan women need inclusion in justice sector jobs, says new IDLO reportWNN - Women News Network

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Rachel Homan keeps rolling at women's curling worlds - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 05:51

Toronto Sun

Rachel Homan keeps rolling at women's curling worlds
CBC.ca
At both the Canadian championships, where her team went unbeaten in 13 games, and at this week's Ford World Women's Curling Championship, even seeing her Canadian team in a 10th end has been akin to spying an exotic animal in the wild. With their ...
Canada, Sweden rolling with a pair of wins at women's curling worldsToronto Sun
Home Sports Canada's Homan downs Scotland 8-3 at women's world...Waterloo Record
Canada downs Denmark 8-2 at women's world curling championshipCTV News

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Indian Women Channel Rape Outrage into Elections

Women's eNews - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:25
For the first time, 350 women's and civil society organizations in the influential state of Tamil Nadu are uniting against national parliamentary candidates who are "gender unjust." Their coalition demands rights to land, education, livelihoods and safety.

Canada draws North Korea at under-17 women's World Cup - TSN

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:43

TSN

Canada draws North Korea at under-17 women's World Cup
TSN
LIBERIA, Costa Rica - Canada scored a late goal to walk away with a 1-1 draw against North Korea on Tuesday at the under-17 Women's World Cup of soccer. Sung Hyang Sim put North Korea ahead in the 54th minute. Canada, however, maintained ...

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

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 01:10

/REPEAT -- Status of Women Canada - Media Advisory/
Canada NewsWire (press release)
OTTAWA, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, will be a guest speaker at the third annual Whitby Chamber of Commerce Connect Women event. She will be discussing the ...

Is multiculturalism bad for women in Canada? - rabble.ca (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:55

rabble.ca (blog)

Is multiculturalism bad for women in Canada?
rabble.ca (blog)
(Also contra Manji: the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not subjugate women's rights to multiculturalism, and the Bouchard-Taylor Commission report on reasonable accommodation did not omit the question of gender equality.) Given Manji's habit of ...

Canada's Rachel Homan gets a pair of quick wins at women's world curling ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 03:31

National Post

Canada's Rachel Homan gets a pair of quick wins at women's world curling ...
National Post
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A pair of quick wins for Canada's Rachel Homan at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship on Monday allowed the host country to both regain their confidence and conserve energy for later in the tournament. Allison Pottinger of ...

Spain's Step Back on Abortion Is Catching Flak

Women's eNews - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 21:46
The government is likely to face difficult questions from the U.N. Human Rights Committee when it convenes in October and women across the country are already enraged. This move puts the country out of step with the majority of EU member states.

Women's Rights in Africa: Land Reform, Gender Equality and Social Equity - Center for Research on Globalization

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:09

Women's Rights in Africa: Land Reform, Gender Equality and Social Equity
Center for Research on Globalization
International Women's Day on March 8 is an annual commemoration extending back for over a century. In Africa women have been in the forefront of the movements toward national liberation, social and environmental justice as well as gender equality.

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'Close the Gap' Tours California to Stop the Slide

Women's eNews - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 19:29
Yes, it does matter if women are in state legislatures. A growing stack of research shows how elected women support the social infrastructure in ways that benefit everyone. That's why we need more women in the 2014 and 2016 races.

Girl Scout Dropouts Want Camping, Not Cookie Sales

Women's eNews - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 00:25
As the Girl Scouts seeks to revitalize, dropouts here talk about the turnoffs. Loyalists, however, tout a crafting boom, the way the program is updating and how it's fun to be part of the world's largest girl-led business. Story with reporting from Tatyana Bellamy Walker.

Prison Baby Revisits Jails to Support Incarcerated

Women's eNews - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 23:26
Deborah Jiang Stein was born in prison and now she's back in a new role. "The women feel safe telling their stories in this circle. A corner of their filters drops--they know I won't judge," she writes in this excerpt from her memoir "Prison Baby."

Military Law Changes; Syria's Sex Violence Extreme

Women's eNews - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:51
A defense to sexual assault in the military is now history; sexual violence against Syrian women may continue after conflict ends.

Local woman vying for Miss Canada Petite crown - Orillia Packet & Times

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:09

Orillia Packet & Times

Local woman vying for Miss Canada Petite crown
Orillia Packet & Times
Kallie Knight, 20, of Oro-Medonte, is a finalist in the Miss Canada Petite 2014 pageant in Toronto in August and she is looking for support to help her prepare for the competition. GISELE WINTON SARVIS - THE PACKET & TIMES. Tweet · Bookmark and Share.

Canada, Sweden favoured at women's world curling championship - Toronto Sun

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:28

Toronto Sun

Canada, Sweden favoured at women's world curling championship
Toronto Sun
Rachel Homan, skip for team Canada, during the Scotties Tournament of hearts curling event held at the Maurice-Richard arena in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on February 7 2014. (Joel Lemay/QMI Agency). Article. Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print ...
Ford World Women's Curling Championship begins Saturday in Saint John, NBCanadian Curling Association (press release)
World Women's Curling Championship: Scores & ScheduleCBC.ca
Canada, Sweden favoured at women's world curling championship 0Owen Sound Sun Times

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Cyprus Cup: Canadian women's soccer team finishes 5th - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:39

TSN

Cyprus Cup: Canadian women's soccer team finishes 5th
CBC.ca
It wasn't the result he wanted but John Herdman was pretty happy about how Canada finished the Cyprus Cup women's soccer tournament. Diana Matheson and Sophie Schmidt scored second-half goals as Canada rallied for a 2-1 win over Ireland to secure ...
Canadian women's soccer team falls to England at Cyprus CupTSN
England Women 2-0 CanadaThe FA

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