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US women to play 2 exhibitions against New Zealand
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CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. women's soccer team will face New Zealand in a pair of exhibitions next month, a rematch of their meeting in last year's Olympic quarterfinals. The Oct. 27 game at Candlestick Park will be the first time the U.S. women have ...
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Change is a Process: The Ongoing Effort to Secure Women's Property Rights in ...
Today in Tanzania, the law of the land forbids discrimination, promotes equality and specifically stipulates that women can own property. That's due in grand part to the efforts of many of the organizations I heard from ... But advocates are finding ...
Report: Fight poverty through accessing women land rightsIPPmedia
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PQ gov't accused of interfering with women's group to prevent criticism
The head of Quebec's Women's Status Council says the provincial government is taking away her organization's independence in a bid to garner support for the Charter of Quebec Values. Council president Julie Miville-Dechene issued a statement saying the ...
Quebec's Proposed Charter of Values Riles Minorities and the Rest of CanadaTIME
Rift opens in Quebec over impact of charter on womenOttawa Citizen
PQ accused of interference over pro-'values charter' appointments to non ...National Post
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National Park Service cuts jobs, then produces videos praising Islamic women's ...
“Women's Rights National Historical Park also recognizes the efforts of other groups around the world, who work to achieve equality for all people,” the website says. “In an effort to highlight these struggles for rights, Women's Rights National ...
Islam Champions Women's RightsPatriot Post
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Pope Francis announces Catholic Church should have less focus on abortion and gay marriage; three women in Pakistan slain in honor killing.
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Canada rejects UN call for review of violence against aboriginal women
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Cuba, Iran, Belarus and Russia used a United Nations body Thursday to criticize Canada's human-rights record, as the Canadian envoy rejected calls to develop a comprehensive national review to end violence against aboriginal women. Canada was ...
AFN chief disappointed as Canada formally rejects UN call for inquiry into ...Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
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Fans cheered Miss America 2014 this week for being the first of South Asian descent to win the title. Critics posted racist comments on Twitter. Nina Davuluri says she will use her scholarship money to help pay for medical school.
Canada rejects UN call for review of violence against native women
Other countries with poor rights records, including Iran, Cuba and Belarus, also supported the call for an investigation into the disappearances, murder and sexual abuse of native women in Canada. In a response to be formally tabled Thursday in Geneva, ...
This plot-twister starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini is not to be missed; ditto the very important documentary about abortion providers "After Tiller." But take a pass on the tiresome romcom "Baggage Claim."
France moves to ban child beauty pageants as part of women's rights law ...
France moves to ban child beauty pageants as part of women's rights law; penalties include jail time, fines. France's Senate has voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16, in an effort to protect girls from being sexualized too early. Text ...
French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants as part of women's rights lawThe Province
National character on paradeNational Post
'Let children be children': France bans child beauty pageantsDigitalJournal.com
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The five women on the new Constituent Assembly are all considered very strong representatives, but activists say they are simply too few. Morsi loyalists meanwhile are in hiding and say all human rights in the country are compromised.
The Motor City's government retirees have a lot on the line when Detroit managers argue this week to cut their pensions. Workers in other impoverished cities could be affected by what happens in the largest municipal bankruptcy.
The U.S. poverty rate for 2012 may be stable at about 15 percent but a report out on the same day as the census data finds an alarmingly high rate of economic insecurity among Americans, particularly women.
Critics say the government's targeting of anti-violence funds on specific groups of women--such as those from Muslim and South Asian communities--worsens victims' isolation and undermines a wider push for women's safety.
Protesters outside British retail outlets in late August connected men's lifestyle magazines Zoo and Nuts with the acceptance of sexism in readers' everyday lives. That contention has stirred a round of media debates in England.
The Church in Wales opened the door to female bishops; in Yemen, an 8-year-old died from internal injuries after her wedding night.
Under the leadership of Taina Bien-Aime, the Women's City Club is monitoring the sex harassment case of two seasonal workers in the New York Parks Department, signaling a new emphasis and direction for the good-governance group.
Zoe's law risks female rights, women warn
A BILL that allows people to be charged with grievous bodily harm if they hurt an unborn baby will have significant and far-reaching consequences for female rights, a coalition of women's groups warns. The coalition - which includes Women's Health NSW, ...
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Economists are signing a letter to Obama supporting Janet Yellen as Fed chair. "The catalyst for me was all the media attention to Larry Summers," said Heidi Hartmann, who is co-organizing the lobbying effort.
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Cougars soccer player Meagan Cormier named Canada West Women's first star ...
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Meagan Cormier of the University of Regina Cougars Women's Soccer team has been recognized for her play on the weekend by being named the Canada West Women's first star of the week. Cormier scored two goals and added an assist as the Cougars ...