Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative with WNN – Women News Network – WNN Features (WNN) Iran: For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign the Nobel Women’s Initiative highlighted the plight of Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh who still remains under incarceration in spite of international campaigns for her release. Sotoudeh has […]

Violence brings Pakistan’s women advocates to aid religious minorities

Violence brings Pakistan’s women advocates to aid religious minorities

WNN Features (WNN) ISLAMABAD: In spite of real dangers for those working as advocates with Pakistan’s religious minorities, a number of people have been speaking out against religious discrimination and the misuse of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws inside the country. As internal divisions, casualties and conflict on the northern border and a growing hatred and distrust […]

HBO releases searing Afghan women’s stories in ‘Love Crimes of Kabul’

HBO releases searing Afghan women’s stories in ‘Love Crimes of Kabul’

Lisa A. Phillips – WNN Reviews (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: Of the 125 prisoners in Kabul’s Badam Bagh Women’s Prison half are there for what Afghanistan’s calls ‘Moral Crimes’. In the opening scene of “Love Crimes of Kabul,” a documentary premiering on HBO this Monday night, July 11, director Tanaz Eshaghian asks two prison […]

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

Shubhi Tandon – WNN Features According to the United Nations and The International Campaign Against Honor Killing at least five thousand women and girls worldwide are murdered each year to preserve ‘family honour’. Many of these women are killed for making personal choices that don’t match the limits placed on them by their families and […]