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Champion for religious women's rights dies at 76 - The Times of Israel

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:26

The Times of Israel

Champion for religious women's rights dies at 76
The Times of Israel
Lindenbaum was a vice president and founding board member of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and a founding board member of Yeshivat Maharat, which ordains Orthodox Jewish woman. She joined her husband Marcel and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin of ...
Belda Lindenbaum, Pioneer for Orthodox Women, Dies at 76Jewish Daily Forward

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Indonesian Military's 'Virginity Tests' For Women Slammed By Human Rights ... - International Business Times

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 02:13

International Business Times

Indonesian Military's 'Virginity Tests' For Women Slammed By Human Rights ...
International Business Times
“The Indonesian armed forces should recognize that harmful and humiliating 'virginity tests' on women recruits does nothing to strengthen national security,” Nisha Varia, women's rights advocacy director at HRW, said in a statement. “President Joko ...
Indonesia: Military Imposing 'Virginity Tests'Human Rights Watch
Indonesia urged to end 'two-finger virginity tests' for women applying to join ...The Independent
Indonesian military conducts 'two-finger' virginity testsStuff.co.nz
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'The dark side of equality': Highly educated British women among western ... - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 23:26

The Independent

'The dark side of equality': Highly educated British women among western ...
The Independent
The report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicates highly educated women were twice as likely to regularly consume dangerous levels of alcohol as their lesser educated peers. Labelled the “dark side of equality,” ...

In Israeli Arab city, women's political party challenges status quo - Haaretz

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 20:45

Haaretz

In Israeli Arab city, women's political party challenges status quo
Haaretz
That's when, in the fall of 2013, the women of Nahnu stepped in. Nahnu (“we” in Arabic), a women's civic activism group, wrote letters, visited City Hall and ultimately succeeded in getting Biyan — who had been staying home rather than risking the ...

Dream summer shaping up for Canada's women's hoops team - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:33

Toronto Star

Dream summer shaping up for Canada's women's hoops team
Toronto Star
EDMONTON—The summer ahead could be magical for Canada's senior women's basketball team, a dream journey playing for high stakes in front of family and friends for one of the few times ever, a lifetime of special memories to cement them in national ...

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Canada's Rio-bound women sprinters giving men a run for their money - The Chronicle Journal

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:09

Hamilton Spectator

Canada's Rio-bound women sprinters giving men a run for their money
The Chronicle Journal
After years of men dominating the sprint events in Canada, the women are giving them a run for their money. "It actually feels really good to. . . not be rubbing it in their faces, but let them know we're there too, that we can be contenders," Kim ...
Canada's women sprinters taking the spotlightTheChronicleHerald.ca

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Canada sevens women look to bounce back - Hamilton Spectator

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:28

Canada sevens women look to bounce back
Hamilton Spectator
Canada and Australia were tied for second going into last month's event in Langford, B.C. Slumping Australia slipped to third after a disappointing seventh-place finish and the standings tightened up considerably with just 12 points separating second ...

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Cryptic pregnancies: When women don't know they're giving birth - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 07:25

CBC.ca

Cryptic pregnancies: When women don't know they're giving birth
CBC.ca
It was the worst backache of Josephine Anglin's life. And the best surprise. Hours after the Nanaimo, B.C., woman went into emergency in extreme pain last fall, doctors removed an eight pound, 14 ounce growth from her body: her name is Neveah.

Canada's women's basketball roster gets boost for Pan Am Games - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:46

CBC.ca

Canada's women's basketball roster gets boost for Pan Am Games
CBC.ca
Canada's women's basketball camp tipped off with good news: Natalie Achonwa will be available to play in this summer's Pan American Games in Toronto. The former Notre Dame star missed last year's world championships after tearing her anterior cruciate ...

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Latina Health Champion Spotlights Cancer Risks

Women's eNews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:46
Ysabel Duron, founder of Latinas Contra Cancer, is on a mission to lower cancer mortality among Latinas. In this five-question interview she talks about what works and problems, such as scarce research, that desperately need a remedy.

Video: Palestinian Teen Rapper Trio Comes to NYC

Women's eNews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:34
They dream of a "free Palestine" and were recently in New York at the invitation of a member of the group Dream Defenders, which focuses on "disrupting structures of oppression." The video was shot during rehearsals at their performance venue in downtown New York.

Canada has failed to protect indigenous women from violence, says UN official - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 02:27

The Guardian

Canada has failed to protect indigenous women from violence, says UN official
The Guardian
Canada has repeatedly failed to put an end to a decades-long epidemic of violence against First Nations women, according to the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, who renewed a call for a national inquiry into the problem ...
Canada failing to protect indigenous women from violence – UN officialRT

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Tribal Law on Domestic Violence Takes Effect

Women's eNews - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:34
The law passed under the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is designed to expand the jurisdiction of tribal courts and quell a major cause of injury and death among Native girls and women.

For the Sound of Gender Bias, Check My Phone Mail

Women's eNews - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 19:11
Hillary watching is a good way to catch gender bias in action, as a recent Time magazine piece about her being post-menopausal shows. But other women, not running for president, can also find plenty in our own working lives. Here's how it hits me.
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