Stark images of Bangladesh dowry death reveal severe injustice

Stark images of Bangladesh dowry death reveal severe injustice

Lys Anzia with photojournalist Turjoy Chowdhury – WNN Features (WNN) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTHERN ASIA: The custom of paying a dowry to a groom in Bangladesh is not a new one. But increasing deaths connected to rising financial pressure from a groom’s dowry on a new bride, and her family, can place a women in danger […]

Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA for WNN Improve It (WNN/UNRWA) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: Sharing a first-hand account of Palestinian woman refugee Ms. Maysoun Za’ttoutt speaks directly to the emergency conditions inside Syria today. “This is something the world and the United Nations must act on together and quickly,” says WNN – Women News Network founder Lys Anzia. “An […]

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Heather McRobie with openDemocracy – WNN Features (WNN/OD) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: In December 2013 a small group of volunteers organized a production of ‘SYRIA: The Trojan Women’ with female Syrian refugees now living in Jordan. novelist, journalist and PhD candidate at Oxford University Heather Katherine McRobie speaks to two of the organizers, Charlotte Eagar […]

IRAN: Old challenges continue for women under new president

IRAN: Old challenges continue for women under new president

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Despite the election of new President Hassan Rowhani in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), women continue to face new challenges in exercising their civil rights. For women this means a great challenge to reach equality as well as accessing […]

Attorney photographer Sara Anjargolian eyes social injustice in Armenia

Attorney photographer Sara Anjargolian eyes social injustice in Armenia

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With a 2002 Fulbright Scholarship U.S. California based Armenian American photographer and attorney Sara Anjargolian fell in love with Armenia, the country connected to her from childhood. But as she began to explore the region her experience in law school reminded her, […]

Syrian woman human rights attorney still missing from Damascus

Syrian woman human rights attorney still missing from Damascus

WNN Breaking (WNN) Damascus, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: An abduction in Syria continues to go unsolved as 36-year-old Syrian human rights attorney and peace activist, Ms. Razan Zaitouneh  became part of the statistics herself that she was gathering inside Syria. Now part of ‘the missing’ inside her country Zaitouneh was forcefully taken away with three other […]

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Recently assessing that civilian deaths through drone strikes in Pakistan may amount to war crimes, Amnesty International has released a groundbreaking new report on how U.S. drones are also killing those who are innocent. To bring the facts forward, Amnesty International carefully studied 45 drone strikes that […]

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