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Why Canada's Syria strategy should include a strong focus on women - National Observer

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 04:14

National Observer

Why Canada's Syria strategy should include a strong focus on women
National Observer
As Canada redefines its role in the Middle East, and in Syria in particular, the government that has made “Because it's 2016” it's unofficial tag line would be wise to think more about how it can support Syrian women. The Canadian government recently ...

Iran ignores human rights campaign, bans women attending volleyball games - Deutsche Welle

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 02:22

Deutsche Welle

Iran ignores human rights campaign, bans women attending volleyball games
Deutsche Welle
The FIVB, whose constitution stipulates that gender equality is key, has failed to step in and take action for the Iranian government's decision. However, FIVB spokesman Richard Baker told DW that women were in fact allowed into tournament venues, ...

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The Witch Is Sinister, Smart, and Wildly Feminist - WIRED

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 02:05

WIRED

The Witch Is Sinister, Smart, and Wildly Feminist
WIRED
Jex Blackmore, the spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, for example, notes that The Witch isn't just a horror movie for horror's sake, but a story of female rebellion and accepting outsider status. Of course in New England at the time of Eggers' movie ...

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MacEwan Griffins women's basketball team clinches first in Canada West Explorers division - Edmonton Sun

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 20:37

Edmonton Sun

MacEwan Griffins women's basketball team clinches first in Canada West Explorers division
Edmonton Sun
In just their second season in the Canada West Conference, the MacEwan Griffins women's basketball team is showing they are no pushover. The Griffins clinched first place in the Canada West's Explorer Division with a 15-3 record and wrap up their ...

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Bernie Sanders declares he is a 'strong feminist' and 'honorary woman' - Washington Post

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 17:55

Washington Post

Bernie Sanders declares he is a 'strong feminist' and 'honorary woman'
Washington Post
LAS VEGAS -- At a Democratic town hall in Las Vegas, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declared himself not only a "strong feminist," but also an "honorary woman," a distinction given to him by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. "I consider myself a strong ...
"Late-breaking sexism": why younger women aren't excited about electing a woman presidentVox
Bernie Sanders was named by Gloria Steinem as 'honorary woman'Washington Times
Tomasello: Ironic 'feminist' call for Clinton campaign offends women's ability to make their own choicesThe Daily Orange
Hot Air
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Meet the Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights - Hamilton Spectator

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 01:56

Hamilton Spectator

Meet the Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights
Hamilton Spectator
KARACHI, Pakistan Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her. Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a ...
Life and death: Why Pakistani women are risking all to fight for their rightsCTV News
Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rightsMetroNews Canada

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Canada preps for Costa Rica in semifinal of Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament - Yahoo Sports (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:51

Yahoo Sports (blog)

Canada preps for Costa Rica in semifinal of Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Yahoo Sports (blog)
Canada's Christine Sinclair, center, is congratulated after scoring a goal against Trinidad & Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Houston. Canada won 6-0. (AP Photo/David J.
US, Canada hope to secure Olympic women's soccer berthsYahoo News
US, Canada on collision course at Olympic qualifying women's soccer tournamentLos Angeles Times
Canada Women's National Team vs. Costa Rica Olympic Qualifier: Live updates, how to watch onlineOregonLive.com

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Questions over number of missing indigenous women in Canada - BBC News

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 03:37

BBC News

Questions over number of missing indigenous women in Canada
BBC News
The number of missing or murdered indigenous women in Canada since 1980 may be as high as 4,000 - far more than previous estimates of 1,200, the federal government has said. The minister for the status of women said there were no accurate figures ...
Missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada could number 4000The Guardian
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada 'Far Higher' Than EstimatesTIME
Confusion reigns over number of missing, murdered indigenous womenCBC.ca
Telegraph.co.uk -Toronto Star
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Olympic women's soccer qualifying: Canada routs Guatemala to end group stage - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 20:48

CBC.ca

Olympic women's soccer qualifying: Canada routs Guatemala to end group stage
CBC.ca
Rebecca Quinn and Nichelle Prince each scored three goals as Canada crushed its third straight opponent, beating Guatemala 10-0 on Tuesday to set the stage for the one game that matters at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Canada's women's soccer team decimates Guatemala in Olympic qualifyingToronto Star
Canada routs Guatemala 10-0 in Olympic women's qualifyingWinnipeg Free Press

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Olympic women's soccer qualifying: Canada all business for last group match - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 08:02

CBC.ca

Olympic women's soccer qualifying: Canada all business for last group match
CBC.ca
Canada's women's national soccer team is one win away from qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. But they've got one more task ahead of them Tuesday, playing Guatemala in the final group match before they turn their attention to Friday's do-or-die ...
Canada downs Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 at women's Olympic qualifierOttawa Sun
One more group match for Canada's women's soccer team before crucial semifinalToronto Star

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Women in Jordan fight for their rights - Aljazeera.com

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:59

Aljazeera.com

Women in Jordan fight for their rights
Aljazeera.com
Founder Lina Khalifeh says the gym's methodology unites classic martial arts techniques with self-defence and self-empowerment strategies, noting: "Training in SheFighter has a bigger impact on women's lives than 10 conferences on women's rights.".

Canadian women's soccer team turns to youth for Olympic qualifier - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 14:28

CBC.ca

Canadian women's soccer team turns to youth for Olympic qualifier
CBC.ca
It is a big week for the Canadian women's soccer team as they make their way to Houston, Texas, for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The team looks a little different than the one Canadians cheered on during the World Cup last June.

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Women's rights: Is Ottawa ready to fix past failures? - iPolitics.ca (subscription)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:03

iPolitics.ca (subscription)

Women's rights: Is Ottawa ready to fix past failures?
iPolitics.ca (subscription)
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould(centre) and Minister of Status of Women Patricia Hajdu are seen during a news conference in the Foyer of the House of ...

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Canada eyes third straight Olympic soccer berth - Sportsnet.ca

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 09:36

Sportsnet.ca

Canada eyes third straight Olympic soccer berth
Sportsnet.ca
For Canada, the Road to Rio begins in Texas. Coming off a bronze-medal performance four years ago in London, the Canadian women's team will try to book a ticket for its third straight Olympics later this month at the CONCACAF qualifying competition in ...

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Freedom Isn't Free. An Exclusive Conversation With Women's Rights Advocate, Writer and Philanthropist Dr. Cheryl ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:41

Freedom Isn't Free. An Exclusive Conversation With Women's Rights Advocate, Writer and Philanthropist Dr. Cheryl ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Acclaimed author and Women's Rights advocate Dr. Cheryl Saban granted Zefyr Life Magazine an exclusive interview where she opens up candidly about surviving rape in her teen years, growing up in the 50's and 60's in America, why being a feminist ...

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How Canada Is Helping Women Overseas Deliver Their Babies On Time - Huffington Post Canada

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:39

Huffington Post Canada

How Canada Is Helping Women Overseas Deliver Their Babies On Time
Huffington Post Canada
In Canada, many pregnant moms have the excitement of tracking their baby's development in the womb week-by-week. With joy, they might tell their friends that "his spine is fully formed now" or "she has fingernails this week!".

Robin Chandler Duke, Philanthropist Who Championed Women's Rights, Dies at 92 - New York Times

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 06:36

New York Times

Robin Chandler Duke, Philanthropist Who Championed Women's Rights, Dies at 92
New York Times
Robin Chandler Duke, a rags-to-riches grande dame who married an ambassador and became one of America's best known advocates for women by championing reproductive rights and international family planning, died in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday. ... But ...

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Feminist Gloria Steinem says young women support Bernie because they want attention from boys. - New Republic

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:48

New Republic

Feminist Gloria Steinem says young women support Bernie because they want attention from boys.
New Republic
Steinem dropped the notion during an interview on Bill Maher's show, in the context of a broader discussion of this season's Democratic primary. Discussing Clinton and Sanders's respective support bases during the Friday night interview, Steinem said:.

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Canada faces 'economic crisis' if gender employment divide remains - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:29

CTV News

Canada faces 'economic crisis' if gender employment divide remains
CTV News
TORONTO - Job prospects for women are looking increasingly bleak as the so-called fourth industrial revolution puts female-dominated industries at imminent risk. In Canada, where the traditional gender employment divide persists, that could mean a big ...

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