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Sweden Pushed Gender Equality to Boost Birth Rates

Women's eNews - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 20:19
The work of Gunnar and Alva Myrdal, a husband and wife team, in the 1930s shaped Sweden's progressive population policies, says Steven Philip Kramer in this excerpt from "The Other Population Crisis." For Alva Myrdal, including feminism was key.

To Do: End Gender Bias; Test's Control Subjects Die

Women's eNews - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:01
A U.N. specialist on population told an international parliamentarians' conference that the members had a duty to improve the status of women. In India, 254 members of a control group untested for cervical cancer died. The U.S. funded the research.

Harvard Alum Finds Her Alma Mater Failing Women

Women's eNews - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:31
Harvard's been in the news lately and for all the wrong reasons if you're concerned about women, bias and safety. The head of a women's alumni group says if she had a daughter applying to school this year she would advise her to consider an all-women's school.

Where's the best place for a woman in Canada? - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 03:45

Globalnews.ca

Where's the best place for a woman in Canada?
Globalnews.ca
OTTAWA – Alberta's two largest cities are among the worst places for women in Canada, while Quebec City is the best, a new study finds. The study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looked at gender inequality in 20 cities from Vancouver ...
New study picks the best Canadian cities for womenCBC.ca
Best And Worst Cities For Women In CanadaHuffington Post Canada
Where is the best and worst place to be a woman in Canada?CTV News
Waterloo Record -Edmonton Journal -Straight.com (blog)
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When You Shop, Try to Leave Out All the Slavery

Women's eNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 03:55
As consumers, we shouldn't need tragedies like last year's factory collapse in Bangladesh to wake us up and realize that what we buy matters. Nomi, the group I cofounded, helps you join the positive ripple effect of women leaving sex traffic and forging better lives.

23 Ways Feminists Have Made the World Better for Women - PolicyMic

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:49

PolicyMic

23 Ways Feminists Have Made the World Better for Women
PolicyMic
That fight, against the ritualistic rape of black women by white men in the South, had begun generations before Rosa Parks, who is rarely granted credit for the breadth and depth of the feminist work she did. 2. They made Americans get serious about ...
WOMEN'S LIVES: The People's DebateDonegal Democrat

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HIV: Violations or investments in women's rights? - Open Democracy

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:19

HIV: Violations or investments in women's rights?
Open Democracy
In the context of widespread sexual violence and its reciprocal links to HIV, Alice Welbourn reports on how the formal scientific evidence base alone is beginning to be recognized as not fit-for-purpose to safeguard women's rights. I have just returned ...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Is Demanding Equal Rights For Women, And ... - Bustle

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:13

Updated News

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Is Demanding Equal Rights For Women, And ...
Bustle
He agreed that “there are still so many deficiencies with regards to the vindication of women's rights” in Iran, while a press statement on the president's official website also praised the role of women in politics before the Iranian Revolution of ...
Iran's Rouhani urges women's rightsUpdated News
Iran: President Rohani speaks up for equality in Women's Day speechPayvand
Rowhani says Iran's women not second class citizensAl-Arabiya

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Farquhar: Abortion clinic closing sad day for women - The Sudbury Star

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:13

The Sudbury Star

Farquhar: Abortion clinic closing sad day for women
The Sudbury Star
Well anyone who cares about women's lives and basic human rights should be outraged that the New Brunswick government is choosing that, as its Health Minister Ted Flemming said, "the government has no plans to get involved." The New Brunswick ...
Morgentaler closure sparks concern for NL abortion rightsCBC.ca

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Video Going Viral Tells Men the 'Rapist is You'

Women's eNews - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 03:37
Most rapes are committed by men who know their victims, a fact at the heart of this April 20 video by the young cultural provocateur Yousef Erakat. He made the video to keep a promise to a fan, a rape survivor attacked by her own cousin during her 13th birthday party.

Does Kenya have the courage to lead on women's rights in Africa? - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:00

The Guardian

Does Kenya have the courage to lead on women's rights in Africa?
The Guardian
Sasiano was buried but her body was exhumed after Equality Now's partner, the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, became involved and alerted the authorities. As a result of the autopsy, both Sasiano's father and the person who carried out the crime were ...

Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights - Updated News

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:06

Updated News

Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights
Updated News
... and rights for men and women, and condemned sexual discrimination. In a speech marking Women's Day, Mr Rouhani criticised “those who consider women's presence society as a threat” and said Iran still had “a long way to go” to ensure gender equality.
Iran President Rouhani urges equal rights for womenFocus News
Iran: President Rohani speaks up for equality in Women's Day speechPayvand
Rowhani says Iran's women not second class citizensAl-Arabiya
EconomyWatch.com
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Feminist summer camp launching in Saskatoon - StarPhoenix

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:26

StarPhoenix

Feminist summer camp launching in Saskatoon
StarPhoenix
Saskatoon's first “Feminist Summer Camp” will involve much more than women talking about women's rights. “Women are not yet at an equal level, but I think feminism is about equality of gender. Feminism is for everybody,” said co-ordinator Tanya ...

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Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election - DigitalJournal.com

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:55

DigitalJournal.com

Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election
DigitalJournal.com
The report points out that these proposals, which are all part of what is called the Jaafari Personal Status Law, and measures which would severely stifle and trod upon women's rights have received quite a negative reaction from various parts of Iraq's ...
Female candidates fight for women's rights in Iraq campaignAquila Style
In Iraq, women fight to keep rights on campaign trailThe National
Female candidates push rights issue to fore of Iraq election campaignMiddle East Online

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Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election - DigitalJournal.com

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:55

DigitalJournal.com

Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election
DigitalJournal.com
The report points out that these proposals, which are all part of what is called the Jaafari Personal Status Law, and measures which would severely stifle and trod upon women's rights have received quite a negative reaction from various parts of Iraq's ...
Female candidates fight for women's rights in Iraq campaignAquila Style
In Iraq, women fight to keep rights on campaign trailThe National
Female candidates push rights issue to fore of Iraq election campaignMiddle East Online
Indian Express
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Kandahar to Carleton U.: Afghan woman's risky pursuit of education - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 07:15

Kandahar to Carleton U.: Afghan woman's risky pursuit of education
CBC.ca
They died because they were working for women's rights. They died because they wanted to make a difference. They died because they were exercising their rights," ... A Canadian program supporting people who acted as interpreters for Canadian soldiers ...

Turkish Activists Say Their Country Is Sliding Backward On Women's Rights - Huffington Post

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 02:55

Turkish Activists Say Their Country Is Sliding Backward On Women's Rights
Huffington Post
But in 2010, in a revealing moment she says still haunts her, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Ilkkaracan and dozens of representatives from Turkey's top women's organizations that he simply does not believe in gender equality. It was a ...

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Canada's women's squad defeats United States 14-10 to sweep Can-Am Series - Winnipeg Free Press

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 16:24

Canada's women's squad defeats United States 14-10 to sweep Can-Am Series
Winnipeg Free Press
Canada, which took the first game of the two-match series against the United States 51-7, erased the Americans' 10-point lead to complete the sweep with a 48-point edge on aggregate. "It wasn't a great performance, but we found a way to win," said ...

Canada's women's squad down United States 14-10 to sweep Can-Am Series - Courier Islander

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 16:05

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Canada's women's squad down United States 14-10 to sweep Can-Am Series
Courier Islander
LANGFORD, B.C. - The Canadian women's rugby team used a second-half rally to come from behind and defeat the U.S.A. Eagles 14-10 on Saturday to sweep the Can-Am Series. Canada, which took the first game of the two-match series against the United ...
Canada women win Can-Am Rugby Series over USABoxscore

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Stop this barbaric torture of women, Canada - Ottawa Citizen

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:53

Stop this barbaric torture of women, Canada
Ottawa Citizen
Any woman who immigrates to Canada is subject to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms and protected from violence, abuse and torture (we have laws against these abuses with penalties). From this article I learned that this mutilation is being performed ...

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