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Canada Supports Women's and Girl's Rights - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)

Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced support for women’s and girls’ rights through funding to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
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Canada it working on supporting their own country and other countries'  women rights. They are worried that if women don't have the same rights as men that they will never realize their full potiential. Over the next three years the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is going to donate 3 million dollars to help fund the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

I think that it is awsome that Canada is donating money to help fund a program that helps women reach their full potiential. It will also help a lot of countries develop. 

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Jessica Pottridge's comment, October 3, 2013 11:39 AM
I completely agree with you. I believe that everybody should have equal rights and Canada is taking the right steps in order to make it possible.
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Women Leaders Look Beyond The 'Glass Ceiling'

Women Leaders Look Beyond The 'Glass Ceiling' | Women's Rights in North America | Scoop.it
(Jim Cole/AP Photo) As speculation over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 plans intensified this week (thanks, in part, to her recent New York magazine interview) one current and one former woman governor and the head of the Democratic group, Emily’s List,...
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Hillary Clinton is debating whether to run for president in 2016. This article is talking about how there are plenty of women to run for president if Hillary Clinton decides not to. Lots of experience from being senator or governor. 

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Mariah Kooyman's comment, October 2, 2013 9:59 PM
I think it's awesome that women are becoming more and more powerful in the United States, and everywhere else. It used to be that they would just stay home and clean and cook but now they are rising up. It says a lot about Hilary Clinton's integrity that she wants to run for president. Her and one other women are the only ones to have run for president and its takes guts for them to step and be leaders- not only for the U.S. but for other women as welll.
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NOW Calls on Congress to Reject President Obama's Betrayal of Women, as Chained CPI Compounds Harm Caused by Gender Pay Gap

On Equal Pay Day, NOW has a message for Congress: Do not follow President Obama in cheating the women of this country. After facing years of wage discrimination, women cannot afford to be swindled yet again when it comes to their Social Security.
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The U.S. has come out with a minimum wage policy. Women are normally paid less than men. They have to depend on tips to get the full minimum wage. Women of color get paid even less. 

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Women in the U.S. Today | Scholastic.com

Women in the United States have made big advances in every field. Yet discrimination still exists. How far have women really come?
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Women have made major progress with their rights through out the years. This article talks about how women hid what they wanted to be when they were younger because it was a "man's job". I think it is great that they became what they had always wanted to be. Women will continue to progress in their rights. 

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Samantha Fuller's comment, October 2, 2013 10:33 PM
It is one thing to make a person small, but to make a person small by stunting their capabilities is another. I like how this article give specific examples of women being in a situation were they couldn't meet their full potential. I agree with how the article talks about how even when women are being pushed to new levels they still are not being paid their fair share for it.
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The State of Women in America

The State of Women in America | Women's Rights in North America | Scoop.it
CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women across the country, reviewing three categories that are critical to women’s overall well-being: economics, leadership, and health.
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Women have made many advances in the past couple decades. With an all time high record of how many women are serving in the U.S. congress. Although women still suffer a pretty big pay gap, and the choices for health and well-being. 

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Rebekah Wilborn's comment, October 2, 2013 11:24 AM
I'm glad that women are taking a stand. It's weird how much Women's Rights have changed so much over the past few decades. I curious to see how much more it will change in the future... Great article though!! :)
Makenzie Bossard's comment, October 2, 2013 6:06 PM
I think its crazy that the gap pay for women of color is bigger than a gap for white women. I think its wrong there is a gap at all. So I'm glad that women are advancing in a lot a fields.
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Canadian women's rights in decline, report says | Toronto Star

Canada won't be winning many medals next month when the United Nations takes stock of women's equality around the world, according to a new report that charts "systematic erosion" in the status of Canadian women since 2004.
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The women in Canada are getting paid significantly less. Men with doctorates are highly favored over women with doctorates, so that leaves women with jobs that are not what they want. I think this is very unfair. If a man makes $100,000 and there is an 18.4% gap between men and women, then a women would only make approximately $82,000. 

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Vanessa Chapman's comment, October 2, 2013 1:13 PM
I think it isn't fair that the women don't get paid as much for doing the same types of jobs as the men. Its shocking because Canada is so close to the U.S and the U.S has equality for women. I think something should be done in Canada because the 18.4% gap is a big difference. If you think of a single mother with her kids that works the equivalent of a man its not fair that they are getting payed less. Men and women both have families to provide for and in tough times money can be a big issue to some families.
Courtney Gritman's comment, October 4, 2013 3:17 PM
I agree, that is really unfair for those women. There really should be a law that men and women have equal rights too, just like the United States. They should pass a law or make a doctrine like we did, because that is really insignifigant to the women working just as hard but getting paid less than men.
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Hillary Clinton to evaluate women's rights across globe

Hillary Clinton to evaluate women's rights across globe | Women's Rights in North America | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she plans to lead an effort to evaluate the progress women have made around the globe in becoming full and equal participants in society.
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I am glad that one of our senator's is evaluating the world in their women rights. The U.S. is very fortunate for all of the women's rights. 

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Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan

DailyTimes delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, entertainment, business, cricket, politics, and more.
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I think that it is very interesting that the U.S. won't donate to something that they strongly believe in. Women's rights play a very important roll in the U.S.'s history. With out the women rights we would not have the advances that we do today. 

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