First the ‘she-cession’, now this: StatCan says workplace automation may disproportionately harm women

OTTAWA -- Women are more likely than men to face a risk of their jobs being affected by automation, a Statistics Canada study says. "The COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate the implementation of new technology, as firms might look to make the production and delivery of goods and the provision of services more resilient in the future," said the report released Thursday. It was based on a 2016...

Cops hunt park sex attacker who preys on lone women after two victims dragged and assaulted in West London

DETECTIVES are hunting a park sex attacker who preys on lone women after two victims were assaulted in West London. The first woman — in her 20s — was grabbed and dragged into a secluded area of a park on Saturday afternoon. 3One women was attacked in The Gravel Pits in Northwood Credit: Google The Duck Pond, Ruislip, where the other horrific attack took placePolice said he then sexually...

Rohingya Women Take a Seat at the Table & Share Stories in a Growing Rights Movement — Global Issues

by Samira Sadeque (united nations)Friday, July 24, 2020Inter Press ServiceUNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Rohingya women are coming together to feature their own work, plight and stories in mainstream conversations about their community — a space they say they've been left out of."If we think of revolutions or liberty or think of any ways to liberate ourselves from the shackle of suffering and...

No guarantees for Afghan women in draft U.S.-Taliban deal

WASHINGTON — The United States once vowed to liberate Afghan women from the draconian repression of the Taliban but a planned deal between the U.S. and the insurgents offers no protections for the country's women, who fear their hard-won rights could be lost.The proposed U.S.-Taliban deal, which the Trump administration said Friday will be signed on Feb. 29 after a partial truce goes into...

Women Acquitting Themselves Well

My grandfather was one of the vice presidents of J.P. Morgan Bank in the mid-20th century.  He was V.P. in charge of the Department of Statistics, which was, apparently, the unit at the time that made the bank’s investment decisions.  He never saw himself as one of the bank’s great leaders; he talked of himself, while I was growing up, more as a functionary despite the fact that he sat on...

Empowering Women in Poor Communities & Building Resilience Against Climate Pressure — Global Issues

Credit: Mahila Housing TrustOpinion by Bijal Brahmbhatt (ahmedabad, india)Friday, January 17, 2020Inter Press ServiceFrom flooding and cyclones to heatwaves and droughts, the stresses and shocks inflicted by growing climate extremes are severe. And they cannot be tackled by one-track solutions, especially in resource-poor developing countries.Instead, players in the global development space...

One Of Afghanistan’s First Women Air Force Pilots Is Living In Exile In Florida

TAMPA, Florida — Sitting outside a sidewalk café on the waterfront in Tampa, a light breeze making for one of those perfect fall afternoons, is a feminist icon.You might not recognize her — and the tourists eating ice cream and skateboarding kids certainly didn’t — but Niloofar Rahmani is one of the best-known Afghan women in the world.That’s because Rahmani, 28, shot to fame in 2013...

Herstories: Book honours 14 women killed at Polytechnique 30 years ago

Geneviève Bergeron; Hélène Colgan; Nathalie Croteau; Barbara Daigneault; Anne-Marie Edward; Maud Haviernick; Barbara-Maria Klucznik-Widajewicz; Maryse Laganière; Maryse Leclair; Anne-Marie Lemay; Sonia Pelletier; Michèle Richard; Annie St-Arneault; and Annie Turcotte.Their names are etched in bronze on a memorial plaque. They are read aloud with great solemnity at a remembrance ceremony...

Group launches brochure to inform Muslim women of their rights in post-Bill 21 Quebec

Bronwen Agnew holds up a sign at a rally that teachers organized against Bill 21 in Montreal Saturday, September 28, 2019 outside the Parc metro station. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette Saying it has recorded an “alarming rise in Islamophobia and racism” since the adoption of Bill 21, the Legault government’s ban on religious symbols in certain sectors of the public service, a...