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Saudi Male Guardianship Protest Sent to Committee

Women's eNews - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:01
"I want to feel like I am a Saudi citizen, now I just feel like I am a follower of a man," says a Saudi woman who sympathizes with the petition to abolish male guardianship. Two female members of the Shura Council told a signatory that the petition has been sent to a human rights committee.

Status of Women Canada announces new BioTalent Canada Initiative to ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 07:30

Status of Women Canada announces new BioTalent Canada Initiative to ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
VANCOUVER, BC, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Canada announced a new project for BioTalent Canada to connect and advance women in biotechnology, classified as a ...
Dr. K. Kellie Leitch Kicks off International Women's Week by Praising Canada's ...NorthumberlandView.ca

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Harper Government Supports Economic Opportunities for Women in the Bio ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 07:30

Harper Government Supports Economic Opportunities for Women in the Bio ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
VANCOUVER, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, marked International Women's Week today by announcing Government of Canada support to help advance women in non-traditional careers. BioTalent ...
Dr. K. Kellie Leitch Kicks off International Women's Week by Praising Canada's ...NorthumberlandView.ca
Status of Women Canada announces new BioTalent Canada Initiative to ...DigitalJournal.com

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Fighting the Good Fight for Women's Rights in Afghanistan - Foreign Policy (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 04:26

Fighting the Good Fight for Women's Rights in Afghanistan
Foreign Policy (blog)
Seventeen years later, Leno and Smeal - now signatories of the Alliance in Support of the Afghan People along with iconic feminist Gloria Steinem and other staunch Afghan right's advocates - are still advocating on behalf of Afghan women, who find ...

Tech can give women the space to fight for their rights - SciDev.Net

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 03:57

Tech can give women the space to fight for their rights
SciDev.Net
Writing about Afghanistan, feminist academic Deniz Kandiyoti, a professor at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, United Kingdom, said: “The blueprint for gender mainstreaming is destined to remain hollow if it continues ...

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Bisons end Thunderbirds' streak in Canada West women's volleyball final - Regina Leader-Post

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 03:06

Regina Leader-Post

Bisons end Thunderbirds' streak in Canada West women's volleyball final
Regina Leader-Post
On another frigid Regina day, the Bisons avenged their loss to the UBC Thunderbirds in the Canada West women's volleyball final - one of 18 straight defeats to UBC - with a 25-22, 25-22, 25-20 sweep of the top-seeded T-Birds in Sunday's CIS gold-medal ...

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Wendy Davis' Single-Mom Story Sings for Me

Women's eNews - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 02:53
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the sons of single mothers, traded on their families' narratives of triumph over hardship. It's nice to see Texas Democrat Wendy Davis flipping the script and highlighting her own achievements as a single mom.

Gender equality and peace are linked – the post-2015 agenda should reflect it - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 23:51

Gender equality and peace are linked – the post-2015 agenda should reflect it
The Guardian
In many of the countries that have experienced revolutions during the Arab spring, increased opportunities for women's political activism have been coupled with a violent backlash against women trying to claim their rights. Conflict and violence ...

Women bound for Canada West Final Four after dispatching UBC - StarPhoenix

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 23:34

Ubyssey Online

Women bound for Canada West Final Four after dispatching UBC
StarPhoenix
Not only that, but the University of Saskatchewan Huskies are just one win away from another trip to nationals in Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's basketball. The Huskies will play their provincial rival Regina Cougars in Canada West conference ...
Cougars tie Canada West Women's hockey finalNews Talk 650 CKOM
UBC women's basketball can't close out Saskatchewan in quarterfinalsUbyssey Online
After record-setting OT game, Huskies-Cougars play winner-take-allRegina Leader-Post

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Ottawa vigil to honour Loretta Saunders and missing native women - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:51

VOCM

Ottawa vigil to honour Loretta Saunders and missing native women
The Globe and Mail
Loretta Saunders, the Inuk university student writing her thesis on missing and murdered aboriginal women, was killed on the same day native women delivered a petition to Parliament, signed by more than 23,000 Canadians, demanding a national inquiry ...
Group planning vigil to call for inquiry into murdered native womenCape Breton Post
National Inquiry Needed into Murdered Aboriginal Women: DempsterVOCM
Ms. Saunders' Large Vigil to be organized in OttawaOye! Times

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Canada women's team honored at Heritage Classic - NHL.com

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:32

Canada women's team honored at Heritage Classic
NHL.com
Canada clinched its fourth straight gold medal with a 3-2 overtime win against the United States on Feb. 20, scoring twice in the final 3:26 of regulation to tie the game and 8:10 into overtime to win it. Wickenheiser and her teammates have been ...

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Canadian women's rink rolls at junior curling worlds - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:03

TSN

Canadian women's rink rolls at junior curling worlds
CBC.ca
Canada's Kelsey Rocque defeated the United States 8-4 to move into a first-place tie in the women's division at the world junior curling championships. Canada (5-2) is tied with Korea, Switzerland and Russia for top spot. Rocque's rink from Edmonton ...
Calvert earns first world junior win; women lose twiceTSN

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Women's U-20 draw tough for Canada, good for Edmonton - Edmonton Sun

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 13:39

Edmonton Sun

Women's U-20 draw tough for Canada, good for Edmonton
Edmonton Sun
cs Edmonton Alta. Aug 31, 2002. Team Canada's U-19 women's team captain Christine Sinclair holds a poster proclaiming the final of the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship is sold out after team practice at Clarke Park Saturday afternoon. Over 60,000 ...

Canada lands favourable draw in U-20 Women's World Cup - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 12:33

Goal.com

Canada lands favourable draw in U-20 Women's World Cup
CBC.ca
Canada is sitting pretty ahead of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Canada was placed in one of the easiest groups during Saturday's live televised draw in Montreal. The eighth-ranked Canadians will face North Korea (ranked No. 4), Ghana (No.
Canada draws Finland, Ghana, North Korea in Women's U20 WCTSN
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup draw hands Canada a tough roadWaking The Red (blog)
Canada under-20 women avoid Brazil, European heavyweights in World Cup drawGoal.com
Montreal Gazette -Inside World Football -Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
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Dr. K. Kellie Leitch Kicks off International Women's Week by Praising Canada's ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:36

Dr. K. Kellie Leitch Kicks off International Women's Week by Praising Canada's ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Since 2007, the Harper Government has delivered more than $53 million through the Women's Program at Status of Women Canada for projects that specifically focus on improving women's economic security and prosperity, including more than $9 million for ...

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In Arizona, GOP's Female Duo Packs Combat Cred

Women's eNews - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:03
Flying combat missions or directing platoons dispels voters' doubts about female candidates, says one analyst. Martha McSally and Wendy Rogers both claim that advantage. First in a series on women tapped by the GOP's Project GROW.

'Maternal Wall' Blocks Careers of Working Moms

Women's eNews - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 04:39
It's not new moms' imaginations, they often are treated differently after returning to work, say Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober in this excerpt from "Getting to 50/50." One big feature of postnatal hazing is the question, "are you still committed?"

Canada prepares to host 2 major FIFA tournaments - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:06

Canada prepares to host 2 major FIFA tournaments
CBC.ca
In the next two years, Canada will host 84 international soccer matches over two major FIFA women's tournaments: the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Combined, the two tournaments will be played in seven ...

Texas Marriage Ban Lifted; Saudi Fathers Sought

Women's eNews - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 04:28
The Texas law banning same-sex marriage loses a round in court. Also this week, Saudi human rights activists are advocating the government find Saudi fathers of Syrian refugees and document the citizenship of the refugees.

Mom's Heartbreak Motivated Recovery from Anorexia

Women's eNews - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:46
When high school student Yaritza Soto saw how her eating disorder was tearing her mother up, she committed herself to recovery. A version of this story was originally published on Proud2BMe (proud2bme.org).
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