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Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution
Supported by VSO in partnership with UN Women – as well as Mama Cash, the African Development Fund, the Global Fund for Women and others – Women Fund Tanzania has been financing and convening a coalition of women's rights organisations across the ...
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Deaths of Quebec women in Thailand may have been caused by pesticide
“The most likely explanation is the acute intoxication and it is intoxication from the chemical that belong to the pesticide group,” Dr. Pasakron Akarasewi, with Thailand's Ministry of Health, told the CBC/Radio-Canada investigation. 'If you're asleep ...
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Can an Ad Campaign for Women's Rights Succeed by Only Featuring Men?
"He For She is a unique women's rights campaign in the simple fact that we don't approach the problem from a female perspective, and that's what makes it so powerful," Brad Roseberry, the agency's chief creative officer, said in a statement. The cause ...
If you want to know why younger women are shying away from political bids just look at how Hillary Clinton and Wendy Davis are still being subjected to a double standard on toughness. The media has a role in stopping this.
Women's rights organisations alarmed by attempt to dilute funding call
In a paragraph of the document urging governments to "increase significantly resources for grassroots, national, regional and global women's organisations to promote and advance women's rights", the US wants the phrase"women's organisations" replaced ...
Women want governments to act on reproductive rightsTrustLaw (blog)
No Longer an Afterthought: Girls' Rights in the Next Development FrameworkThomson Reuters Foundation
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Govt committed to observe obligations on women's status, UN told
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is committed to obey the international obligations on the status of women and has enacted many laws and brought in many reforms to empower the women in the country. Federal Secretary Law, Justice and Human Rights Barrister Zafar ...
Pakistan committed to meet international obligations on status of women -Associated Press of Pakistan
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Let's look at what the Democrats' economic equity agenda for women can also do to curb domestic violence. Higher wages mean survivors can more easily break away from an abuser and afford such things as child care.
Canada needs inquiry into fate of native women: Editorial
If missing women sometimes go unreported, that's often because there's little trust between the community and police — another problem that an inquiry could examine. A report released a year ago by Human Rights Watch detailed troubling tales told by ...
Native rights lawyer backs inquiry into murdered aboriginal womenCBC.ca
Farquhar: Long way to go yet for gender equalityThe Sudbury Star
Dear Mr. Harper, we need to talk about violence against Indigenous womenrabble.ca (blog)
Canada First Perspective -The Epoch Times -Asian Tribune
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While 96 percent of mothers in Syria had medical assistance when giving birth before the conflict, medical services for women have become almost nonexistent, finds a recent report from Save the Children. C-sections are riskier than ever and more than twice as common now.
If a strong bill passes and is put into effect, I'd encourage rape survivors to turn to the police in Washington, D.C. If not, my own experience will remain a cautionary tale. Instead of professionalism, I was treated with skepticism. The process dragged on. He was never arrested.
If they win in a state where campaign costs and competition are both high, Elizabeth Emken and Mimi Walters will crack open the GOP's all-male caucus in California. The second in a series on women tapped by the GOP's Project GROW.
The first CEDAW investigation in a developed country is a "big black eye for Canada," says one activist. The findings may not produce government action, but can stir activism, says Sally Armstrong in this excerpt from the book "Uprising."
International Business Times UK
Women's Day in Canada: Much to celebrate, much more work to do
The Globe and Mail
International Women's Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements on the journey to gender equality. It also gives us pause to assess where we are in that journey. ... In Ontario, we have human rights, pay equity and employment ...
This is What Funding for Women's Rights Looks LikePosted on Mar 7, 2014Ottawa Citizen (blog)
Politicians mark International Women's DayCANOE
International Women's Day 2014 Theme: 10 Quotes that Call for Gender EqualityInternational Business Times UK
The Guardian -PR Web (press release) -World Health Organization (press release)
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Men Are Target for UN Women's Rights and Empowerment Campaign
The primary audience for the United Nations campaign for women's empowerment and gender equality won't be women. The main objective is to first engage the other half of the population. “Silence of the good men is part of the crisis,” said Phumzile ...
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Yahoo Canada Finance - Insight (blog)
Canadian women among most risk-adverse investors: survey
Yahoo Canada Finance - Insight (blog)
“I just couldn't imagine losing what I put into an investment,” Jansen, 49, said in an interview with Yahoo Canada Finance. Sound familiar? If you are a woman, and a Canadian at that, chances are you share a similar attitude towards investing ...
Hillary Clinton says equality for women is world's 'great unfinished business'
She said she was also repeating Clinton's declaration from Beijing on women's rights “because equality between men and women remains an elusive dream.” “The face of poverty is that of a woman,” she said. “The majority of the world's poor and illiterate ...
Hillary Clinton says achieving equality for women is the world's great ...Montreal Gazette
Clinton Highlights Record on Women's Rights at UNNew York Times
Clinton ties 'broader human development' with women's reproductive rightsCNN (blog)
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UN Women's Rights Group Seeks Men's Support
New York Times
The clip features several famous men urging support for gender equality, including the actors Antonio Banderas and Patrick Stewart, Desmond Tutu and the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon. “Sometimes I feel the best ideas are so ...
No call for national inquiry in MPs' report on aboriginal women
"I have spoken to the leadership of the Native Women's Association of Canada, the Métis National Council and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and we will be meeting Monday to discuss next steps and set out a plan to get action on this critical matter," said ...
Missing and murdered aboriginal women report lacks call for inquiryCanada.com
Report on violence against aboriginal women rejects public inquiryWaterloo Record
Canada: Parliament Panel Fails Indigenous WomenHuman Rights Watch
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This is What Funding for Women's Rights Looks LikePosted on Mar 7, 2014
Ottawa Citizen (blog)
The MATCH International Women's Fund is Canada's only international fund for women and is part of this global movement of funding for women's rights. Last October, The MATCH Fund launched its first global call for proposals. And the results speak for ...
Opinion: Sexual violence against women and girls a human rights issueVancouver Sun
HRCP urges expedited efforts for ensuring women's rightsDaily Times
International Women's Day 2014 Theme: 'Equality for Women is Progress for All'International Business Times UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation -UN News Centre -Yahoo Canada Shine On (blog)
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MPs table 'status quo' report on missing and murdered aboriginal women
Liberal aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett will follow with her own news conference with the president of the Native Women's Association of Canada, Michèle Audette, at 1 p.m. ET. While the Conservatives have resisted mounting calls from a number ...