Kenya Leads Globally On Ending FGM, But Challenges Persist

Mary Wandia, FGM Program Manager, Equality Now – WNN Soapbox (WNN) Nairobi, Kenya, EAST AFRICA – Kenya is about to mark the international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation (FGM), at a time when the country has taken many steps forwards. While overall rates of FGM in Kenya are declining, the prevalence of medicalization […]

Men for Women’s Rights: Young SRHR leaders Show the Way

Stella Paul – WNN Features (WNN) Bali, INDONESIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Desmond Nji Atanga of Cameroon’s Bamenda was all of 14 years old when he first spoke to his friends about HIV, safe sex and condoms. It shocked some, but also delighted many to hear the young school-going boy talk of issues that most adults are […]

Award Winning Journalist Stella Paul on COP21, Climate Change and Gender

Jessica Buchleitner with Stella Paul – WNN Interviews (WNN) India, SOUTH ASIA – The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 12. The conference represented the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework […]

Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

Jessica Buchleitner with Alessandra Tranquilli- WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, ASIA –  Plan International is a nonprofit organization working in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children through 21 national organizations. In 2014 and 2015, as part of the Asia Child Marriage […]

Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz Explores Economic Status of Rural Women in Iran

Elahe Amani with Mina Keshavarz – WNN Interviews (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: While it has been said that art is the currency of the 21st century, many artists around the world are facing insurmountable challenges. Women artists, especially in Iran, must overcome cultural, social and historical obstacles in exercising their freedom of expression. They must walk a […]

'The Perfect Donor' Film and the Complexities of Commercial Egg Donation – An Interview with Medical Anthropologist Diane Tober, Ph.D.

Jessica Buchleitner with Diane Tober Ph.D. – WNN Interviews (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS – Commercial egg donation is a growing industry around the world with varying governance and legalities by country. Many women who’ve not been able to conceive but want to experience pregnancy and childbirth turn to egg donation. It is commonly used […]

Kyrgyz journalist Ms Janyl Jusupjan covers the plight of ethnic conflict

Kyrgyz journalist Ms Janyl Jusupjan covers the plight of ethnic conflict

WNN – Women News Network via Emily Thompson at Lady Liberty / RFE/RL – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (WNN/Lady Liberty/RFE/RL) Washington, D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Janyl Jusupjan says she has always felt a little bit like an outsider. Born in the Soviet Union near the Chinese border in the isolated Kyrgyz enclave of Atbashi, which she […]