Investigations into atrocities for fair justice stalled in Côte d’Ivoire

Investigations into atrocities for fair justice stalled in Côte d’Ivoire

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, WESTERN AFRICA: The Côte d’Ivoire government’s National Commission of Inquiry into conflict has accused both the Côte d’Ivoire Republican Forces (FRCI – now part of the army) and fighters loyal to deposed president Laurent Gbagbo, of crimes. It said FRCI was responsible for 727 deaths while Gbagbo’s forces killed […]

Have international laws ultimately failed global women?

Have international laws ultimately failed global women?

Lisa Anderson – WNN Justice (WNN/TLW) New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES: Gender inequality deprives women and girls of justice in the developing world, whether they seek it from formal law courts or informal community justice systems, said a report by the International Development Law Organization. “The law has, quite simply, failed women,” Irene Khan, IDLO […]

Women domestics protest in Cameroon saying ‘enough is enough!’

Women domestics protest in Cameroon saying ‘enough is enough!’

WNN Justice (WNN/UNWomen) Yaoundé, CAMEROON, AFRICA: Abused and exploited by her employers right from the beginning of her work-life, 50-year-old Félicité Mbida, a domestic worker for more than twenty years, fights to promote the rights of workers in Cameroon as part of the National Association Supporting Domestic Workers (RENATRAD in French). As is the case […]