Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Jiyoung Han – WNN Media (WNN/SFCG) Siraha, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: Sanju Kumari Das is a petite, soft-spoken woman, but don’t let that fool you. Hailing from Siraha, a volatile district in Nepal’s eastern Terai, this formidable 26 year-old commands the attention of political giants, helps end nationwide strikes, and is one only a handful of […]

Women Collecting Fish at Sunset in Dili District

Women Collecting Fish at Sunset in Dili District

WNN Photos Women collecting fish on Asia coast at sunset in the Dili District. (WNN) TILMOR-LESTE: As in all coastal communities in Timor-Leste, the ocean both feeds and sustains villagers. For generations coastal communities in Asia have relied on a wide range of fish for their livelihoods. However, fish stocks in South-East Asia are being […]

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Women News Network – WNN Podcast portal What were the accomplishments and failures of the U.S. grassroots movements that responded to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, and how do these lessons apply to grassroots movements in general? Rachel Davis from the Carnegie New Leaders Program interviews award-winning Washington Post journalist for Sudan and fellow of […]

Remembering Lynchburg’s Black Civil Rights Lunchcounter Sit-in

Remembering Lynchburg’s Black Civil Rights Lunchcounter Sit-in

WNN Radio Roughed up and brought to jail after protesting during a small ‘non-segregated’ racially mixed sit-in in a Lynchburg, Virginia drugstore lunch counter on December 14, 1960, the Patterson Six , made up of four white and two African American students from three different colleges in the Lynchburg area, were not going to take […]

Empowering Women – UNFPA

Empowering Women – UNFPA

  Using video production covering the triumphs and struggles of global women the work of the UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund works to change conditions for women who are facing hardship. These are only some of the issues facing global women today: Women worldwide provide, through their agricultural labor, 80% of the world’s food. […]

Is Technology the Best Tool for Human Rights?

Is Technology the Best Tool for Human Rights?

WNN Podcasts release Judith Dueck, Ben Peterson, Adrian Bradbury and Walther Lichem discuss the use of new digital communication technology and advanced information systems as supportive tools, or not, for human rights. Advances in new media and digital technology, like advances in the use of digital tools by agencies such as WITNESS.org, have helped many […]

Contaminated River Source of Cholera in Haiti

Contaminated River Source of Cholera in Haiti

WNN Photos In the small village of Jurve, Haiti, a young child is seen crossing one of the canals of the Artibonite River, identified as the contaminated source of a recent outbreak of cholera. (WNN) HAITI: In 2010, cholera has claimed up to 250 lives and affected over 2,500 people in Haiti’s Artibonite region. It […]

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