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'A lot of much needed constructive conversations about equality': Chris Hemsworth praises Critics Choice awards for ... - Daily Mail

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:29

Daily Mail

'A lot of much needed constructive conversations about equality': Chris Hemsworth praises Critics Choice awards for ...
Daily Mail
Both were founded after allegations of sexual assault and harassment were made against producer Harvey Weinstein, prompting a wave of accusations against other Hollywood players. 'Great night at @criticschoice awards, a lot of much needed constructive ...
Chris Hemsworth praises Critics` Choice awards for addressing women's rightsThe Siasat Daily

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Controversy over transgender president of Quebec women's groups - Radio Canada International

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 05:34

Radio Canada International

Controversy over transgender president of Quebec women's groups
Radio Canada International
The Federation des Femmes du Quebec (Quebec Women's Federation) was founded in 1966 through the initiative of a Canadian icon in the women's movement which brought together several smaller groups into a unified group. Therese Casgrain had fought ...

Kamloops' Woodland pulled in Canada loss at U-18 world women's hockey - CFJC Today Kamloops

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:47

CFJC Today Kamloops

Kamloops' Woodland pulled in Canada loss at U-18 world women's hockey
CFJC Today Kamloops
Kamloops' Woodland pulled in Canada loss at U-18 world women's hockey. By Earl Seitz. January 9, 2018 - 6:47am. KAMLOOPS — Canada has lost 6-2 to the U.S. this morning at the U-18 women's world hockey championship in Russia. Kendra Woodland of ...

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How do women know if they're being paid less than men? - CBC.ca

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 02:11

CBC.ca

How do women know if they're being paid less than men?
CBC.ca
The man who complained to Morrissey House staff about the promotion said he would file a formal gender discrimination complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. But officials said an application like that had not been processed on Monday, and ...
Women's 'wage gap' discount at local pub sparks backlashBBC News
Pub starts discount night for women to address wage gap, but male patron files complaintFox News

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Morrissey House pub faces both backlash and support over 13% gender gap discount for women - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:33

Globalnews.ca

Morrissey House pub faces both backlash and support over 13% gender gap discount for women
Globalnews.ca
He will be lodging his complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. I wish him all the best. If they see this as something that is against the concept of basic human rights, then I wish us all the best,” he wrote on Facebook. Another complaint ...

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She rules: Women's rights leap ahead in new BC judge nominations - MetroNews Canada

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:48

MetroNews Canada

She rules: Women's rights leap ahead in new BC judge nominations
MetroNews Canada
She was former board chair of West Coast LEAF, a non-profit women's rights law firm, and has experience in constitutional law, human rights, and environmental law, areas rarely seen in appointments typically heavy on prosecutors and corporate lawyers ...

Feminists challenge ability of transgender leader of Quebec ... - National Post

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:19

National Post

Feminists challenge ability of transgender leader of Quebec ...
National Post
MONTREAL – Gabrielle Bouchard began her term as president of the Fédération des femmes du Québec with a call for women's equality, echoing the demands of leaders of the province's main feminist organization going back to its creation more than 50 years ...

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Women's advocates concerned over absence of services for homeless women - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:21

CBC.ca

Women's advocates concerned over absence of services for homeless women
CBC.ca
"Since that time there hasn't been an emergency shelter in Charlottetown," Ledwell said. "It's been a perennial topic since that closure because it really is a serious and significant issue that affects a lot of women." Many women experience ...

Golden Globes: Oprah Winfrey's call for 'new day' for women's equality ignites Twitter - East Bay Times

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:16

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Golden Globes: Oprah Winfrey's call for 'new day' for women's equality ignites Twitter
East Bay Times
In accepting an award for lifetime achievement, Oprah Winfrey did more than offer an uplifting speech geared toward the Hollywood elite gathered for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards. Winfrey presented a speech that could be regarded as a historic ...
Oprah Winfrey's speech marks a shift for the Golden Globes – and for womenThe Guardian
Oprah Winfrey Fights For Women's Rights In Powerful Golden Globes SpeechSporteluxe
Golden Globes: Recy Taylor, who was the woman Oprah mentioned?BBC News
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Woodland posts shutout for Canada at U18 World Women's Hockey Championship in Russia - Kamloops This Week

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:32

Kamloops This Week

Woodland posts shutout for Canada at U18 World Women's Hockey Championship in Russia
Kamloops This Week
Teammates congratulate Kendra Woodland of Kamloops after Canada posts 4-0 victory over Sweden at the World Women's Hockey Championship in Dmitrov, Russia, on Sunday. Hockey Canada photo. Kendra Woodland waited a long time to realize her dream of ...
Maggie Connors of St. John's playing for Canada in world U18 women's hockey championshipThe Telegram
Canada drops 3-2 decision to Russia at U18 women's world hockey championshipNational Post
Canada drops 3-2 decision to Russia at U18 women's world hockey ...Times Colonist

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The Golden Globes show we can't make progress on gender equality if men stay silent - NBCNews.com

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:45

NBCNews.com

The Golden Globes show we can't make progress on gender equality if men stay silent
NBCNews.com
And, most noticeably, just about every woman who received an award, along with a healthy chunk of those women presenting, felt the obligation to turn her moment into a reflection of sexual harassment, gender inequity, the #MeToo movement and the ...

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Does a local pub's discount for women violate a man's human rights ... - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:37

CBC.ca

Does a local pub's discount for women violate a man's human rights ...
CBC.ca
A London, Ont., pub's promotion that offers women a 13 per cent discount as a nod to the wage gap has prompted a possible human rights complaint, the restaurant's owner says.

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At Golden Globes, Women's Rights Take Center Stage - Wall Street Journal

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 19:08

Wall Street Journal

At Golden Globes, Women's Rights Take Center Stage
Wall Street Journal
LOS ANGELES— Oprah Winfrey had the room on its feet in a thundering speech declaring the “time is up” for powerful abusers. Actresses such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Viola Davis traded the usual red-carpet plumage for black gowns, the uniform of the ...

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Actresses will walk the Golden Globes red carpet with women's rights activists - AV Club

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:48

AV Club

Actresses will walk the Golden Globes red carpet with women's rights activists
AV Club
Civil rights activist (and creator of #MeToo) Tarana Burke will walk with Michelle Williams, black feminist organization Imkaan founder Marai Larasi will walk with Emma Watson, workers rights activist Monica Ramirez will join Laura Dern, Native ...
Women's Rights Activists to Walk Golden Globes Red Carpet With ActressesHollywood Reporter
Golden Globes: Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, among actresses to bring women's rights activistsSalon
Emma Stone And Actresses Joined By Women's Rights Activists To Walk Golden Globes Red CarpetBusiness 2 Community
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Muslim women will not misuse the 'triple talaq' law - Aljazeera.com

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:33

Aljazeera.com

Muslim women will not misuse the 'triple talaq' law
Aljazeera.com
The reactions to the "triple talaq" bill within the Muslim community have been varied. As a feminist, what has troubled me the most are critics of the bill saying we should reject it because it is a right-wing government that is putting it forward ...
Triple talaq bill: Is it a social reform or a political weapon?DailyO

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Women's March Canada coming to the Fraser Valley - Surrey Now ... - Surrey Now-Leader

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:56

Surrey Now-Leader

Women's March Canada coming to the Fraser Valley - Surrey Now ...
Surrey Now-Leader
Women's March Canada is coming to the Fraser Valley on Jan. 20 with an event in Chilliwack. “I attended the Women's March last year in Vancouver and I just found it very empowering and meaningful,” said march organizer Patti MacAhonic, executive ...

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Orla O'Connor: Women's rights set for big year - Irish Times

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:48

Irish Times

Orla O'Connor: Women's rights set for big year
Irish Times
In 2018 we will be celebrating the centenary of women's right to vote in Ireland. The Taoiseach. Leo Varadkar, has publicly committed to recognising the centenary year with significant advancements for women's equality.Tomorrow, on Nollaig na mBan ...

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