Central American HIV+ women face sterilization coercion

Central American HIV+ women face sterilization coercion

Katie Nguyen for TRF – Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCEANIA: HIV-positive women in Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilization by prejudiced health workers and misled about the risk of the virus being transmitted to their unborn children, a study showed. A survey of 285 women living with HIV […]

Grief on Malasian Airlines flight 17 crash includes double-loss for woman

Grief on Malasian Airlines flight 17 crash includes double-loss for woman

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: As investigations into Ukrainian pro-Russian militia members and military ties to the Russian government expand, one Australian woman is facing something she never expected: the death of members of her own family. Because of the intensified conflict that threatens to split Ukraine apart as it rages now in […]

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights. “Unaccompanied minors, including those under seven years […]

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay speaks on rights to privacy

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay speaks on rights to privacy

WNN Breaking (WNN/OHCHR) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Wednesday that studies by her office and others have revealed a “disturbing” lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, “including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to […]

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICHRI) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court. “They quickly […]

NIGERIA: 60+ kidnapped girls escape Boko Haram camp

NIGERIA: 60+ kidnapped girls escape Boko Haram camp

Hilary Uguru with Abdulkareem Haruna for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Abuja, NIGERIA, WESTERN AFRICA: Authorities in Nigeria say more than 60 women kidnapped in mid-June escaped during the weekend from their presumed Boko Haram captors.  But hundreds of other girls kidnapped in April remain missing.  Women and girls were kidnapped when Boko Haram attacked […]