Men Who Oppose Violence Against Women Are Also Vital – White Ribbon Campaign has Global Reach for Father’s Day

Men Who Oppose Violence Against Women Are Also Vital – White Ribbon Campaign has Global Reach for Father’s Day

LYS ANZIA – WNN Features As constant reports of violence against women continue, men from many locations that span the globe, from Brazil to Namibia, have been mobilizing to help make a difference in the world. The White Ribbon Campaign “the largest effort in the world of men working to end men’s violence against women” […]

Rebuilding Bosnia and Herzegovina One Woman at a Time – Women for Women International Reaches Out to Those Affected by Conflict

Rebuilding Bosnia and Herzegovina One Woman at a Time – Women for Women International Reaches Out to Those Affected by Conflict

Drea Knufken – WNN Features -Albanian family flees post war 1996 – photo Svetlana Bahchevanova- “Put simply, how women fare in a society is an indicator of the direction that society is taking.” – Zainab Salbi. What happens after a war is over? The glamour and glory, if there was ever any, is gone. The […]

Honor Killings – A Worldwide Crime

Honor Killings – A Worldwide Crime

LYS ANZIA – WNN Features   American social critic, Katha Pollit, is speaking out about the recent horrendous crime against a young 17 year old woman in Iraq in the coming, May 28, issue of “The Nation” magazine. The young woman was stoned to death. Why? For loving the wrong guy. Du’a Khalil Aswad, a […]

As Peace Comes Into View – Women Strike Out For Greater Representation in Northern Ireland

As Peace Comes Into View – Women Strike Out For Greater Representation in Northern Ireland

Lys Anzia – WNN Features — Northern Ireland’s Betty Williams, 1976 Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize — Did you know that women make up the majority of the population in Northern Ireland? That’s right. Fifty-one percent to be exact. But even with this edge on the male population in Northern Ireland, women are underrepresented. […]

Feminist Dialogue Circles the Globe with Radio

Feminist Dialogue Circles the Globe with Radio

LYS ANZIA – WNN Features AMARC, the World Assoication of Community Radio Broadcasters is an international NGO for women working in the field of community radio. On January 17-19, 2007, AMARC will be participating in the third International Feminist Dialogues in Nairobi, Kenya. AMARC currently has 110 member countries and almost 3,000 members who are […]

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

Lys Anzia – WNN Features   When Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold says, “We want every home to be a zone of peace. We want all forms of violence to cease,” she means it. Everyone who hears this cry will agree it’s time to do something to help in the world’s peace effort. Yes. Peace is on our […]

Endless Work for a Peaceful World

Endless Work for a Peaceful World

Lys Anzia – WNN Features On March 8, 1960 Eleanor Roosevelt walked shyly into the lecture hall at Brandeis University nodding slowly to each of the hundreds who sat on the edge of their chairs in attendance. After all it was the famous Eleanor Roosevelt, that wife of Franklin, who was sometimes known for upstaging […]

Education is a Human Right

Education is a Human Right

Lys Anzia – WNN Features -photo Svetlana Bahchevanova / Albanian Girl Learning to Read and Write in Macedonia 1998 During the 1990’s, according to the encyclopedia MSN Encarta, schooling was particularly difficult for many ethnic Albanians. Under the crisis in Kosovo Serbian authorities attempted to close all schools that served to educate ethnic Albanian children. […]