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Canada defined teamwork at FIBA Americas Women's Championship - Edmonton Journal

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 15:34

Edmonton Journal

Canada defined teamwork at FIBA Americas Women's Championship
Edmonton Journal
Canada's Kia Nurse dribbles past Brazil's Gilmara Justino during a semifinal game at the FIBA Americas Women's Championship basketball tournament at the Saville Community Sports Centre on Aug. 15, 2015. Bruce Edwards / Edmonton Journal.

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A climate change holdout, Canada's most powerful Aboriginal woman and four ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 13:37

National Post

A climate change holdout, Canada's most powerful Aboriginal woman and four ...
National Post
... “Puglaas,” which meant “a woman born to noble people” in Kwak'wala. She was in her early teens when her father, Bill Wilson a First Nations leader, took to a dais to push for amendments that would enshrine Aboriginal rights in the Canadian ...

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How Maasai women in Kenya are helping to make your cosmetics

Women's eNews - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 02:51
It's a day-long drive from Kenya's capital Nairobi to Twala in Laikipia County. The last 50 miles is along a dusty road, and then you arrive at the farm of the Twala Cultural Manyatta. It's oasis-like, and the moment you enter the gate, the fresh smell of greenery strikes a contrast with the aridity you leave behind.

Patriarchy Is the Only Way to Explain Pregnancy Politics

Women's eNews - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 02:30
We are witnessing dazzling advances in fertility treatments. But why, as we teeter on the brink of uterus transplants, are women catching more flak at pharmacies for just trying to fill a birth control prescription? And why is there not a single law about male fertility?

2015 Films Gave Actresses Real Vehicles for Greatness

Women's eNews - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 03:55
Mainly, I'm looking back on a bounty of roles for actresses. But real women were also the subject matter of a trio of documentaries about Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone. See as many of these standouts from the year as you can.
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