As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

Ruth Jacobs – WNN Features (WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: In a candid and honest interview rights activist and independent sex-worker Jemima talks with Ruth Jacobs, global women’s advocate, author and campaigner based in the UK. Working to dispel public misinformation on the lives of adult sex-workers who choose to enter the consensual sex industry […]

"Art is necessary to democracy," says music producer, filmmaker & artist Deeyah

"Art is necessary to democracy," says music producer, filmmaker & artist Deeyah

Deeyah Khan – WNN Features Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As she outlines her life as a creative person, which includes her award winning work with music and film, producer and director Deeyah brings the power of expression through the arts into focus for activists and non-activists alike. “Where the media is controlled, […]

In Italy she faced change, not defeat, under acid violence

In Italy she faced change, not defeat, under acid violence

Valeria Marchetti – WNN Features (WNN) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: This story was born of tragedy but has ended in triumph as the rebirth of a special Italian women with personality and endless dignity wins in court. The drama that forever changed the life of 36-year-old former attorney, now active women’s advocate and rights activist, […]

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Deeyah – WNN Featured Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: On International Women’s Day Emmy award winning filmmaker and music producer Deeyah Khan shares her struggles and triumphs as a Pakistani Afghan woman from Norway who is on a quest to help women worldwide express their artistic freedom. ___ My journey started in Norway. […]

UK: Women & girls who stand up against FGM may risk their lives

UK: Women & girls who stand up against FGM may risk their lives

Lorna Gledhill for Open Democracy 50:50 – WNN Features (WNN/OD/50:50) Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or circumcision, is a practice that involves incisions or injury to the female genitalia or removal of external genital tissue for non-medical reasons. Recent research by the World Health Organization […]

Severe Facebook cyber harassment brings anguish to women advocates

Severe Facebook cyber harassment brings anguish to women advocates

Ruth Jacobs – WNN Features (WNN) London, England, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: A recent interview by women’s advocate and stop-human-trafficking activist Ruth Jacobs  with author Trista Hendren brings a controversial subject to the public. Cyber-harassment is a growing phenomenon online and one that numerous women, teenagers and children face daily. Has Facebook been ignoring human […]

Girl’s education hero Malala Yousafzai says ‘books not war’ makes peace

Girl’s education hero Malala Yousafzai says ‘books not war’ makes peace

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Pakistan’s girls education hero Ms. Malala Yousafzai continued to inspire audiences as she made the rounds inside the United States this week urging others to bring the importance of her message, not her celebrity, into larger action for the world. With talking […]

ITALY: Failing economy pushes young women into global webcam sex industry

ITALY: Failing economy pushes young women into global webcam sex industry

Valeria Marchetti – WNN Features (WNN) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: In Italy prostitution is not illegal. What is outlawed is the exploitation of prostitution. Many sex workers on the street deal with pimps and the harshness in the physical realities of the industry. Women working as virtual prostitutes though have a different and invisible enemy to […]

On Mafia’s watch list: Italian women journalists remain strong

On Mafia’s watch list: Italian women journalists remain strong

Valeria Marchetti – WNN Features (WNN) Rome, Italy, WESTERN EUROPE: On March 17, 2013 Italy set aside a day to honor and remember all journalists in the country who were brutally killed by members of Italy’s organized crime. Historically known as the Mafia, the journalists who followed leads to investigate these criminal activities have often […]

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