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Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality ... - International Business Times

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 03:41

International Business Times

Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality ...
International Business Times
“Business laws determine the requirements for a property owner to register the property or own a business; family law determines who can own or control that asset in the first place,” says the working paper, “Strengthening Economic Rights and Women's ...

Loretta Saunders homicide sparks call by native group for public inquiry - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:55

National Post

Loretta Saunders homicide sparks call by native group for public inquiry
CBC.ca
The slaying of Loretta Saunders should trigger a national inquiry into the hundreds of murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada, the president of the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association says. Cheryl Maloney spoke hours after police found the ...
Loretta Saunders body found on median off Trans-Canada highway in New ...National Post
Body of missing Halifax student found in New BrunswickToronto Star
Loretta Saunders found dead off NB highwayCTV News
Canada NewsWire (press release)
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Child Care Workers Should Star in Higher Pay Push

Women's eNews - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:44
Parenting and pre-K politics are getting more co-ed but the stark reality is that the people who are helping out in the homes, day care centers and early-education classrooms are almost entirely female. Their taken-for-granted status is getting glaring.

Island to host Canada-US women's rugby games - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:42

Island to host Canada-US women's rugby games
Times Colonist
And the road to Paris goes through the Island with the announcement that Canada will prepare by hosting the U.S. in exhibition games April 15 at Shawnigan Lake School and April 19 at Westhills Stadium in Langford. Moleschi said her most emotional ...

Women's equality activist Lilly Ledbetter to speak March 31 at MSU - Montana State University

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:50

Montana State University

Women's equality activist Lilly Ledbetter to speak March 31 at MSU
Montana State University
Lilly Ledbetter, women's equality activist and namesake of a federal act that addresses equal pay for women, will lecture at Montana State University at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Strand Union Ballrooms. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Missing Halifax woman's disappearance now murder investigation - Toronto Sun

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:27

Missing Halifax woman's disappearance now murder investigation
Toronto Sun
The body of a missing Halifax woman has been found on a highway median in New Brunswick. Police located Loretta Saunders's body around 4:30 p.m. AT west of Salisbury, N.B., off of Route 2 of the Trans-Canada Highway. Halifax police and New ...

Video: 'Girls Who Code' Talk About the Inspiration

Women's eNews - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:48
For one teen in this video it's the chance to work on something to help Alzheimer's disease. For another it's the idea of making technology geared to girls and women. Reframing the male-dominated stereotypes is helping to fire them all up.

Canadian women's hockey team returns home from Sochi - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:25

Canadian women's hockey team returns home from Sochi
CBC.ca
The Canadian women's hockey team conquered its competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Now, it can officially share its gold medal moment with friends, family and fans back home on Canadian soil. The Canadian women arrived at Pearson International ...

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Team Canada women return home - Toronto Sun

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:01

Team Canada women return home
Toronto Sun
Veteran Team Canada player and opening ceremony flag bearer Hayley Wickenheiser, 35, recalled being in front of the Americans' net when the puck ended up behind U.S. goalie Jessie Vetter. “It was the moment the puck went in the net in overtime .

Central American women put their lives on the line for human rights - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 03:19

The Guardian

Central American women put their lives on the line for human rights
The Guardian
"The guiding principle is to find what each woman human rights defender needs to keep doing her work," says Cristina Hárdaga, of the international feminist group Just Associates, one of six organisations that launched the initiative in 2010. "We try to ...

Exclusion or equality: Where are the men in women's empowerment? - Firstpost

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 03:04

Exclusion or equality: Where are the men in women's empowerment?
Firstpost
An explosion of tweeted expletives welcomed Justin Reeves to our Women in Media panel at Social Media Week Bangalore last week, sent by a clique of self-appointed feminist defenders from around the world. “Get f***ed. Seriously, is irony lost on you ...

Outcry Grows over Abuse of Jailed Egyptian Women

Women's eNews - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:49
A democracy activist calls the current conditions in Egypt worse than under Mubarak and the treatment of women in detention as "horrific, absolutely horrific." Her assessment is echoed by a variety of groups; anti-military outrage has spread beyond pro-Morsi Islamists.

The Best Canadian Moments From The 2014 Sochi Olympics (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post Canada

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 20:41

Huffington Post Canada

The Best Canadian Moments From The 2014 Sochi Olympics (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Canada
For Canada, it has been one of the best games ever. We look back at some of our favourite moments. What was yours? Woah, Canada! Canada came to the Sochi Olympics with high expectations. We think Canadian Olympians delivered. Here are some of ...

Two Female Resistance Heroes Join French Pantheon

Women's eNews - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:13
Germaine Tillion and Geneviève de Gaulle, political prisoners in Ravensbrück women's concentration camp, have received the posthumous honor. In April, the English premiere of Tillion's play will be staged at the University of Southern Maine.

Eating Disorders More Deadly Than You May Know

Women's eNews - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 04:15
"I had no idea." That's the theme of this year's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. It applies to our national inattention to the deadly toll of this disease and what we don't realize about research and treatment. Take our quiz, it's at the end.

Canadian women are more than pulling their own weight in medal hauls - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 00:20

Canadian women are more than pulling their own weight in medal hauls
The Globe and Mail
“We have a strong culture of gender equality in Canada that provides these opportunities for women and encourages women to get involved in these sports,” she said. While Canadian female athletes' solid medal performance may come as a surprise for ...

Team Canada women to Team Canada men: 'Go get 'em!' - CBC.ca (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 08:02

CBC.ca (blog)

Team Canada women to Team Canada men: 'Go get 'em!'
CBC.ca (blog)
Canadian women's hockey team captain Hayley Wickenheiser, left, writes a letter with goalie Shannon Szabados, centre, and Brianne Jenner to encourage Canada's men's hockey team before its gold medal game with Sweden on Sunday. In this day of email ...

Is Same-Sex Marriage Right for an Outlaw Like Me?

Women's eNews - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 03:52
After Massachusetts approved such unions in 2004, Catherine Reid wondered about where marriage would lead. "There is no model for how two women go through this process," she says in this excerpt from "Falling Into Place," "just steps such as proving that neither one of us has syphilis."

Women's rights at risk in Afghanistan - Ottawa Citizen

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:57

Ottawa Citizen

Women's rights at risk in Afghanistan
Ottawa Citizen
They also have a lot to fear. Celebrating the fact that women's rights haven't been completely annihilated in the country is sort of like celebrating the fact that the lion growling at the base of the tree you're hiding in hasn't eaten you. You're ...

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Canada wins gold, silver in women's ski cross at Sochi Olympics - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:42

Toronto Star

Canada wins gold, silver in women's ski cross at Sochi Olympics
Toronto Star
KRASNAYA POLYANA, RUSSIA—Four years ago, Marielle Thompson was sitting on her couch in front of the TV watching Canada's Ashleigh McIvor win Olympic gold in ski cross. “When I saw Ashleigh win, I thought, 'Wow, I could really do this.' She did it and ...

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