The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

Global Humanitarian Experts Statement Release – WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: This statement, signed individually by 300 global humanitarian advocates and international law experts, has just been released as an international plea for Israel to stop immediately its continuing attack on Gaza’s civilian citizens. Below is an outline with the exact statement […]

BOLIVIA: Illegal abortion worries rise after new court ruling

BOLIVIA: Illegal abortion worries rise after new court ruling

Emily Achtenberg for NACLA – WNN Justice (WNN/NACLA) La Paz, BOLIVIA, AMERICAS: On February 13, Bolivia’s highest court issued a long-awaited ruling addressing provisions of the country’s penal code that criminalize abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or when a woman’s life or health is endangered. In a closely watched case that has dragged […]

Uganda LGBTIs report reprisals after passage of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Uganda LGBTIs report reprisals after passage of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International for WNN Justice (WNN/HRW/AIUK) Kampala, UGANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: A newly released detailed joint statement by human rights watchdog organizations Human Rights Watch, along with Amnesty International, outline the increasing indignities, marginalization, torture and hardship for Uganda’s sexual minorities under the new Anti-Homosexuality Act. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex […]

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Kimberly M. Brown for Equality Now – WNN Justice commentary (WNN/EN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Last August, while house hunting in Omdurman, Sudan, a 19-year-old pregnant and divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven young men. Immediately after the attack, a police officer found the […]

Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTHEASTERN ASIA:  Transgender women in Malaysia have filed a groundbreaking court case challenging a law that prohibits them from expressing their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 22, 2014, the Putrajaya Court of Appeal is expected to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the laws. Three […]

Hit from both sides: UN reports crimes against humanity in South Sudan

Hit from both sides: UN reports crimes against humanity in South Sudan

Michelle Nichols for Thomson Reuters Foundation  – WNN Justice (WNN/TRF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA: The United Nations accused both government and rebel forces in South Sudan on Thursday of committing crimes against humanity, including murder, rape and other sexual violence, during almost five months of fighting that has left thousands of […]

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

Nisha Varia for Human Rights Watch – WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) EUROPE: Forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of modern-day exploitation may seem distant from the lives of ordinary Europeans celebrating Labor Day with a spring holiday. These abuses are often seen as a scourge of countries beset with poverty, corruption, and crime. Yet the International […]

Syrian women face war conflict amid marriage offers

Syrian women face war conflict amid marriage offers

Editors Dominic Evans & Angus MacSwan for TRF – WNN Justice (WNN/TRF) Damascus, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: A young Syrian woman hides a secret from all but her family and closest friends, knowing that within days she will have to share it with the man she hopes to wed. Late last year the 32-year-old woman was seized by security […]

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

IRIN for – WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Bogata, COLOMBIA, AMERICAS: As growing numbers of women languish in Latin American jails on drug-trafficking charges, their role in organized crime is under the spotlight – as is the prison system that incarcerates them, and the patriarchal society that appears to be failing them. Although women still represent the […]

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