UK brings first FGM prosecution forward

UK brings first FGM prosecution forward

Efua Dorkenoo for Equality Now – WNN Breaking (WNN/EN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As Metropolitan Police in the UK gave “sufficient evidence” to the Office of The Crown Prosecutors a medical doctor inside the UK has now been charged with performing an illegal FGM – Female Genital Mutilation procedure. This is the very first […]

U.K.: Controversial forced caesarian case set to bring discussion to parliament

U.K.: Controversial forced caesarian case set to bring discussion to parliament

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: John Hemming, a Liberal Democrat member of the British Parliament who is also the Public Family Law Reform Coordinating Campaign chairman, is bringing the issue of forced caesarians, family adoption laws and the ‘misuse’ of the Mental Health Act in the United Kingdom to the floor for […]

After 30+ yrs of servitude three domestic workers rescued from London home

After 30+ yrs of servitude three domestic workers rescued from London home

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Three women have been rescued from 30+ years of domestic slavery in London as their two 67-year-old captors have been arrested by Scotland Yard in what police say is a groundbreaking case of alleged human trafficking. The carefully orchestrated rescue came over a few weeks for the […]

Big stop hunger funding weighs against on-the-ground farming as G8 Summit nears

Big stop hunger funding weighs against on-the-ground farming as G8 Summit nears

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The role of nutrition and food security for global child survival has brought what aid experts call a ‘vital discussion’ to the table as a global nutrition-focused event last weekend brought 45,000 people, as well as USAID, the United States humanitarian assistance agency, together with some of […]

Catholic church review not showing extent of child abuse says Amnesty International

Catholic church review not showing extent of child abuse says Amnesty International

WNN Breaking (WNN/AI) Maynooth, County Kildare, NORTHERN IRELAND, U.K.: Responding to the publication today of reports by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director of Amnesty International, said: “Today we got yet another glimpse into the horror of abuse suffered by children in parishes in both […]

Human Rights Watch calls for swift action to stop military ‘killer robots’

Human Rights Watch calls for swift action to stop military ‘killer robots’

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) London, U.K., EUROPE: Civil society will lead the way to press governments to ban fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch said at the launch of the global Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. These potential future weapons, sometimes called ‘killer robots’, would be able to select and attack targets without any human intervention. […]

After death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher foes & friends reflect

After death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher foes & friends reflect

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) London, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: After the announcement of the death of former British Conservative Party Prime Minister Margartet Thatcher today at the age of 87 the internet is running with opposing views on Thatcher’s life and accomplishments. The oppositions though are coming together with respect for the former Prime […]

United Nations agency head calls for swift measures to stop diabetes and other diseases

United Nations agency head calls for swift measures to stop diabetes and other diseases

WNN Breaking (WNN) London, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: The UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark called Monday for swift, firm measures to halt a global surge in diseases such as cancer and diabetes, saying they belong “permanently on the global development agenda.” “Failure to curb the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) now […]