Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

Using news 'media for good' to inform the world

  Starting from a writing assignment to cover global women’s news for the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2006, WNN – Women News Network founder Lys Anzia saw the vital need to report the many times hard and suffering stories of women. WNN featured news stories will soon be available in ebook […]

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Pakistan's religious madrasas schools are on the rise

Pakistan's religious madrasas schools are on the rise

International Crisis Group for – WNN Learning! (WNN/ICG) ISLAMABAD/BRUSSELS: To combat religious extremism and sectarian violence, Pakistan must reform its education sector by boosting resources to public schools and updating the school curriculum to improve quality and remove divisive and discriminatory narratives. Long underfunded, Pakistan’s system of public education has been further devastated by militant […]

She's no ordinary teacher

She's no ordinary teacher

Panos London for – WNN Learning! (WNN/PL) Sijban, PAKISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either doctors or teachers when they grow up. This is […]

Girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria

Girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria

Alkasim Abdulkadir for GDN – WNN Learning! (WNN/GDN) Chibok, NIGERIA: Halimatu Usman, 14, spends her days doing house chores in her home of Marte, near Lake Chad in Borno state, Nigeria. Her school has been shut to pre-empt attacks from members of the Jama’atul Alhul Sunnah Lidda’wati wal Jihad or Boko Haram (meaning western education […]

Educating Cambodia's most disadvantaged children

Educating Cambodia's most disadvantaged children

Say Mony for VOA Khmer Service – WNN Learning! (WNN/VOA) Phnom Penh, Khmer, CAMBODIA, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: He spent decades selling Hollywood magic on screens across the globe, until a brief visit to Phnom Penh’s infamous Stung Meanchey garbage dump gave former CEO Scott Neeson the wake up call of a lifetime. “I was living a […]

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

Irwin Loy for VOA – WNN Learning! (WNN/VOA) Phonm Penh, CAMBODIA, EASTERN ASIA: Cambodia has some 3,000 registered non-profit groups. Some work on highly sensitive issues such as violence against women and human trafficking. But there are few Cambodians formally trained for such work. That is now changing with the country’s first university-level degree program […]

Women teachers in Mexico protest new restrictive education law

Women teachers in Mexico protest new restrictive education law

Katherine Ronderos – WNN Learning! (WNN) Mexico City, MEXICO, AMERICAS: Excluded from the debate on educational reform, women teachers in Mexico, who represent more than 96 percent of teachers in preschool, 66 percent in basic education and 51 percent in secondary school, are protesting against a new law that will affect them negatively, especially those […]

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