Reproductive coercion puts Somali refugee women in the line of fire

Reproductive coercion puts Somali refugee women in the line of fire

Gitonga Njeru – WNN Features (WNN) Garissa, KENYA: Following several weeks of military intervention by the Kenyan Defense Forces against Somali extremist militia groups, Somali women have become easy targets for rape and physical assault. But physical assault can also come from home and can also be psychological. As some Somalian women stand up to […]

Where are the women? Egypt’s revolution one year on

Where are the women? Egypt’s revolution one year on

Lys Anzia – WNN Feature (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: As the women of Egypt stress concerns over food costs, security, human rights and political exclusion, along with reports of rape and attacks made against those who were publicly protesting throughout the year, the movement of women to push forward is evident in what some say is […]

EGYPT: Gynecologist & Cairo woman discuss female mutilation

EGYPT: Gynecologist & Cairo woman discuss female mutilation

Nanna Sejsbo – WNN Features (WNN) CAIRO: Heba, a 27 year old Egyptian woman, closes the door, offering a tray of glasses of sparkling red Karkale-nectar. Hibiscus-petals swim to the surface of the drink. The walls of her apartment are likewise painted in clear colors, and the floors are lined with pillows. Heba does not […]

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) Deauville, FRANCE : “I came here to stand up for the voiceless mothers of Africa,” says thirty-one-year-old Ugandan nurse midwife and woman’s advocate Esther Madudu at Global Meeting 2011 of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in Deauville, France. She begins with murmured conversations dying down to hear […]