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

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:09

Media Advisory - Status of Women Canada
Canada NewsWire (press release)
9, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Member of Parliament for Calgary — Nose Hill will make an important announcement. Minister Leitch and ...

Canada to mark International Women's Day on March 8 - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:22

Canada NewsWire (press release)

Canada to mark International Women's Day on March 8
Canada NewsWire (press release)
International Women's Day takes place each year on March 8th. It is a time for Canadians to celebrate the progress that has been made toward equality for women and their full participation in all aspects of society. It is also an opportunity ... Since ...

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No One Was There to Help, Despite Flagrant Abuse

Women's eNews - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:23
There is a certain bitterness against her parents, looking back. "When I was lying there in a pool of blood and covered in scratches. I do feel a bit like they let me down." The third of three brief interviews with survivors about why they didn't leave after the first incident of abuse.

Canada suffers first-ever loss in women's hockey at Winter Universiade - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 06:14

Examiner.com

Canada suffers first-ever loss in women's hockey at Winter Universiade
Times Colonist
Canada, which came into the day with a 22-0 overall record — including three gold medals — since the sport made its FISU Games debut in 2009, lost to a Russian team that features eight Olympians and the current leading scorer in CIS women's hockey ...
Team Canada women remain undefeated in SpainCanadian Curling Association (press release) (blog)

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Feminist Woman Defends Decision To Abort Baby Because It Was A Boy - Opposing Views

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 04:09

Opposing Views

Feminist Woman Defends Decision To Abort Baby Because It Was A Boy
Opposing Views
While she was pregnant, however, the woman, known as Lana, had a few experiences that strengthened her feminist views. In the blog post, Lana goes into detail about how one encounter with a man who blasted her for attending an Occupy Wall Street rally ...
Feminist Aborts Baby For Being A Boy, Shocked People Don't ApproveDaily Caller
Feminist Aborts Baby Because It Was A Boy: 'Something I Wouldn't Wish On My ...The Inquisitr

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Snow plower saves women who fell through Rideau Canal ice - CANOE

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:51

CANOE

Snow plower saves women who fell through Rideau Canal ice
CANOE
The NCC have blocked off a section of the Rideau Canal Skateway on Dow's Lake after two women fell through an uncleared area of the ice on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Both women weren't injured and didn't sustain hypothermia, according to paramedics.
2 women fall through snow-covered ice on Rideau Canal SkatewayCBC.ca
Two women rescued from Ottawa's Rideau Canal SkatewaySun News Network

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Tory ministers agree to attend round table on missing aboriginal women - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 01:00

CBC.ca

Tory ministers agree to attend round table on missing aboriginal women
The Globe and Mail
Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt say they will attend the Feb. 27 roundtable, which ... Claudette Dumont-Smith, the executive director of the Native Women's Association of Canada, said her ...
Bernard Valcourt, Kellie Leitch to attend roundtable on murdered, missing ...CBC.ca
Federal ministers Valcourt, Leitch to attend roundtable on murdered, missing ...APTN National News

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Canada beats France 19-0, finishes third at Sao Paulo women's sevens - Vancouver Sun

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 16:20

Vancouver Sun

Canada beats France 19-0, finishes third at Sao Paulo women's sevens
Vancouver Sun
SAO PAULO - Bianca Farella scored a pair of tries as Canada beat France 19-0 Sunday to capture third place at the Sao Paulo Sevens women's rugby tournament. Canada has captured third place in both tournaments on the women's sevens tour this season, ...
Canada women win three at World Rugby SevensTimes Colonist

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Why Women Are Conflicted by the Feminist Label - Women's eNews

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 01:16

Women's eNews

Why Women Are Conflicted by the Feminist Label
Women's eNews
For example, over 75 percent of American women report that the women's movement has made life better and has been helpful to them; four-fifths of women and men approve of the movement to strengthen women's rights. ... And when polls give the dictionary ...

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Spain's Abortion Law Under Threat Despite Rescue

Women's eNews - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 00:17
The ruling party is pushing ahead with a restriction on minors and the current abortion law--safeguarded in September--could be weakened by a decision of the country's Constitutional Court. But for now, pro-choice activists are breathing a sigh of relief.

ISIS releases guide to women's rights: 'Stay in your houses,' girls can marry ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 05:45

National Post

ISIS releases guide to women's rights: 'Stay in your houses,' girls can marry ...
National Post
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant militants have published a manifesto for women living under their rule, including marriage at nine, education to the age of 15, and an escape from the harsh dictates of Western feminism.

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Why Women Are Conflicted by the Feminist Label

Women's eNews - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:21
Feminism's association with activism is one reason people shy away from it, says Deborah L. Rhode in this excerpt from "What Women Want." A history of negative media coverage has also fueled this aversion.

Super Bowl Airs No More Ads; Man Said to Rape 100+

Women's eNews - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:42
Two commercials aired during the Super Bowl that addressed issues of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as biases against girls. Also this week, Japanese police arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting more than 100 women who believed they were taking part in a medical study.

Marjane Satrapi Makes Another Winner: 'The Voices'

Women's eNews - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 04:25
The Iranian-born author-director of "Persepolis" and "Chicken with Plums" serves up another treat with her direction of this bloody funny horror film. More movie openings--most to see, but a few to miss-- so read on.

Tell Her to Play #LikeAGirl and Win at Life

Women's eNews - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Today, Feb. 4, is National Girls and Women's Sports Day. As plenty of research shows, athletics give participants a lifelong boost. But girls in under-served neighborhoods are missing out.

Abuse Started at 14; He Was 34 and All She Knew

Women's eNews - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:59
Fifteen years and three children later, Sarah asked for a separation from her abusive husband. The second of three brief interviews with survivors about why they didn't leave right away, at the first incident of abuse.

McDonald's Workers in Virginia Test Who's Boss

Women's eNews - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:25
Their case concerns civil-rights violations of low-wage workers, most of them women. It also tests whether--in line with a recent NLRB decision--the world's largest hamburger chain can be taken to task as their employer.

Why Doesn't She Leave? Here's What They Say

Women's eNews - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:20
It took her nine years to finally leave. Confusion was a big part of the delay since this, after all, wasn't an obviously aggressive bully. This was a man who seemed at first to worship her. The first of three brief interviews with survivors.

Pope Dodges Birth Control Issue in Philippines

Women's eNews - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:05
Pope Francis leaves his pro-family, anti-poverty message echoing in the Philippines, where poor families forgo artificial birth control and migrant workers feel compelled to leave their homes and travel overseas into the hands of powerful employers.

Missing women: Canada can't hide anymore - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:52

CTV News

Missing women: Canada can't hide anymore
The Globe and Mail
Meghan Rhoad is a women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch and is the author of Human Rights Watch's Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada. ... At ...
Advocates hope 'groundbreaking' report on aboriginal women will put spotlight ...CTV News
Activists hope international group's report will lead to action on aboriginal ...Toronto Star
Canada obligated to launch inquiry into missing, murdered women: OAS reportVancouver Sun
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