Tag Archives: Women

#WorldPoli: Libyan Women Seek Greater Participation in Peace Talks – #WorldPolitics

Libyan women played an influential role in the country’s popular protests that led to the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in October 2011. Nine years later, as Libya’s warring parties discuss a road map to end a civil war and hold elections, female activists say the role of women is …

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#FRAPoli: Violence against women: “Slowly, our society is losing a battle that is nevertheless within its reach” – #FrancePolitics #FRPoli

On this Wednesday, November 25, the international day for combating violence against women, there is more than ever an urgent need to protect the too many victims in our country. Far from empty words and “Grenelle” without a future, “The great cause of the five-year term” is little by little …

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#CanPoli: Much accomplished, more to do for women in Canada – #CDNPoli

NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality Lindsay Mathyssen made the following statement on Persons Day: LONDON – Ninety-one years ago, the Famous Five, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, and Henrietta Muir Edwards led a fight for gender equality in Canada with a victory in the Persons …

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#WorldPoli: Women in Afghan Security Forces Fear Job Loss Amid Peace Talks – #WorldPolitics

While talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban continue in Doha to find a solution to nearly two decades of conflict, women serving in the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) say they fear losing their jobs if the Taliban return to power. VOA’s Samsama Sirat reports from Kabul. …

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#WorldPoli: Women Concerned Over Underrepresentation in Afghan Talks – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – While the Afghan government and the Taliban continue their negotiation efforts to reach a peace agreement, women’s rights activists in Afghanistan say they are increasingly concerned that the talks, dominated by men, could lead to a decrease in their rights and freedoms gained since 2001. After months of …

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#USPolitics: Meet the Women Most Likely to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg – #USPoli

With the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump is now tasked with the constitutional duty of nominating her replacement. While certainly authoring some opinions that many conservatives across the nation will find disagreeable, Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer for women in the legal profession. Therefore, …

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#FRAPoli: Aurélien Pradié: “Our country is failing in the fight against violence against women” – #FrancePolitics #FRPoli

Aurélien Pradié, deputy of Lot and secretary general of our movement, was the guest of Sud Radio. He reflects on the government’s inaction to fight violence against women: “The Republicans passed a law in December last year that generalized the anti-rapprochement bracelet. The law was to be applied in January. …

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#CanPoli: Ontario court ruling, a step backward for safety of women and girls – #CDNPoli

NDP’s Women and Gender Equality Critic, Lindsay Mathyssen issued the following statement: “A ruling in the Ontario Appeals Court on Wednesday sets back years of progress made by women and girls in their fight for justice. The decision sends an incredibly dangerous message that men can avoid accountability for their …

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#UKPoli: Bradshaw calls on Health Minister to clarify alternative abortion service arrangements for women here during pandemic – #UKPolitics

Paula Bradshaw MLA has called on the Health Minister to provide immediate clarification on alternative arrangements for women in Northern Ireland to be able to access abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs Bradshaw said given the “long-standing taboo around abortion” here, in addition to current restrictions on travel due …

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#CanPoli: Women Can’t Afford to Wait, Let’s Bring in Real Solutions to Help Make Their Lives Better Now. #CDNPoli

LONDON – To mark International Women’s Day, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was joined by NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen (London – Fanshawe) at My Sisters’ Place in London to call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to bring in real progress with affordable housing, affordable childcare and a plan to end gender-based violence …

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