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A new Taliban breakaway group claims support for peace and women's rights - Washington Post

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 13:02

Washington Post

A new Taliban breakaway group claims support for peace and women's rights
Washington Post
KABUL — A new Taliban splinter faction claimed Sunday that it was ready to engage in peace talks with the government and that it would allow women to be educated and to work. If genuine, this suggests a distinct split with the insurgents' core leadership.

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Canada's women's hockey team loses gold in overtime - MyToba

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 12:29

MyToba

Canada's women's hockey team loses gold in overtime
MyToba
On Sunday in Sundsvall, Sweden, Hilary Knight of the United States scored just 36 seconds into overtime to give the U.S. national women's team a 3-2 win over Team Canada in the gold medal game at the 20th Annual Four Nations Cup. Canada has now ...

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US bests Canada in women's hockey at Four Nations Cup - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 12:02

Toronto Star

US bests Canada in women's hockey at Four Nations Cup
Toronto Star
Finland beat Sweden 3-2 in overtime in the bronze-medal game. The Scandinavian countries failed to get a win over the North American powers at the tournament, but both held their own against Canada in the preliminary round. Canada beat Finland 2-0 and ...
Four Nations Cup: Hilary Knight, US end Canada's 2-year title reignCBC.ca
Knight scores in overtime as US beats Canada 3-2 to take Four Nations CupEdmonton Journal
Canadian makes debut on anniversary of father's deathToronto Sun

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Saskatchewan artist Leah Dorion features Métis women in stunning exhibit - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 07:44

CBC.ca

Saskatchewan artist Leah Dorion features Métis women in stunning exhibit
CBC.ca
Visual artist Leah Marie Dorion grew up in Prince Albert, proud of her Métis heritage, but she always wondered why Métis women were never represented in textbooks. Now, Dorion's doing something about it with her new exhibit of acrylic paintings and crafts.

I Call Myself a Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty, review ... - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 05:48

The Independent

I Call Myself a Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty, review ...
The Independent
It's heartening to read about Emmeline Pankhurst's great-great-granddaughter Laura, proudly continuing to fly the flag for equal rights, and it would have been remiss not to include an entry by Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. But ...

The Equality Archive Adds To The Historical Record, Where Women Are Concerned - Refinery29

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 05:39

The Equality Archive Adds To The Historical Record, Where Women Are Concerned
Refinery29
The project originated from a conversation with Eversley's colleague Michelle Habell-Pallan, with whom she edited the journal Women's Studies Quarterly for the Feminist Press. "We were discussing the various movements that led up to the Equal Rights ...

Ralph Goodale to review harassment cases of BC women suing RCMP - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 17:20

CBC.ca

Ralph Goodale to review harassment cases of BC women suing RCMP
CBC.ca
Liberal Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale says his government is committed to federal workplaces free of harassment or sexual violence and will review cases of women with claims against the RCMP. The announcement comes as ...

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Girls shocked to find lack of progression in women's rights between 1915 and ... - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 05:57

The Independent

Girls shocked to find lack of progression in women's rights between 1915 and ...
The Independent
Young girls are not aware of the reality of gender equality in 2015 when compared to the way things were 100 years ago, a video released by a film distributor has revealed. In support of feminist film Suffragettes, which covers the fight British women ...
Are These Facts About Women's Rights True Of 1915 Or 2015? This Video Shows ...Bustle

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Canada's cabinet has gender balance – but its boardrooms still have far to go - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 02:41

The Guardian

Canada's cabinet has gender balance – but its boardrooms still have far to go
The Guardian
Asked why having a gender-balanced cabinet was important to him, he simply responded: “Because it's 2015.” But in other areas of life, Canada's women are not as well represented as they now are in the Liberal leader's cabinet. Only 88 female MPs were ...
'Because it's 2015': Trudeau forms Canada's 1st gender-balanced cabinetCBC.ca
Gender parity in Trudeau's cabinet a positive start, advocates sayThe Globe and Mail
Aboriginals, Muslims, Sikhs & 50% women: Canadas new cabinet is awesomeCatch News
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Canada's women's hockey team shut out by US at Four Nations Cup - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:24

Toronto Star

Canada's women's hockey team shut out by US at Four Nations Cup
Toronto Star
Maschmeyer made 27 saves in her first career start against the U.S. with the national women's team. It was the second game in as many nights for the 21-year-old from Bruderheim, Alta., after posting a 17-save shutout against Finland to open the tournament.
Four Nations Cup: Canadian women blanked by USCBC.ca

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'Miss You Already' Opens Nov. 6; Don't Miss It

Women's eNews - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 04:40
This must-see movie offers an impressively authentic feminist representation of the ways in which women can bond, support and respect each other. By contrast, the unappealing spectacle of female bullying is worth skipping in "The Outskirts."

Girl Describes Life After Taliban Attack of Kunduz

Women's eNews - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:53
Aida is 14 years old and her world has been irreparably damaged by the Taliban's brief takeover of nearby Kunduz in her home country of Afghanistan.

Threats of Violence, Online and Off, Spread Troubling Silence

Women's eNews - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 20:22
Organizers of South by Southwest balked at threats against discussions of sexual harassment and diversity in the gaming community. Now there's a separate program for that. How does that reflect on the main show that goes on without them?

International Courts Face a Female Power Push

Women's eNews - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:55
Over the next few years campaigners will be trying to boost the number of women running and serving in the tribunals and offices that make some of the most consequential decisions in international justice.

Kentucky Runs Him for Governor, Her for Lieutenant Gov.

Women's eNews - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 21:13
Three male-female political teams are on the Kentucky ballot today in the race for governor and lieutenant governor. All the men are running for the top job, all the women for the supporting role.

'Fire Starters' in Women's Philanthropy Focus on Regeneration

Women's eNews - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 20:14
"None of us have put our brushes down," a pioneering donor told a recent gathering "You paint until you can't." Now she is energized by "bringing younger and younger women into philanthropy."

Doctors Open Window on U.S. Maternal Care Crisis

Women's eNews - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 04:07
Georgia ranks as the deadliest state in the country for women giving birth. Doctors practicing in the state's poor rural communities, where the population is often mainly black, detail the challenges they face at the heart of this health care crisis.

'The Wonders,' and 'Armor of Light' Both Open Oct. 30

Women's eNews - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:20
"The Wonders" lives up, cinematically, to its name and "The Armor of Light" is a must-see documentary about the Evangelical case for gun control. "Making Rounds" also stellar. But skip "Our Brand is Crisis" and rent the DVD of the 2005 documentary upon which it is based.

Parenting While Single: We Need to Stop the Damnation

Women's eNews - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 06:23
You would hardly fathom from the portrayal of two-parent families as optimal that single parents are not necessarily failures. We need to change this mindset and start matching the realities of family life.

Cousin to Cousin: Leave Him and Go Back to School

Women's eNews - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 21:49
For Kenyan teen Elizabeth Kavuto's cousin, a "poor quality of education" in her village was the least of her roadblocks in attaining academic success.
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