When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

Thanks goes to RFE/RL reporter Claire Bigg for this interview – (WNN/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Lady Liberty) KYIV, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country. Aliona Zubchenko, the spokeswoman for the Kyiv-based International Women’s Rights […]

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

Jessica Buchleitner- WNN Interviews (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: The practice of Bride kidnapping has occurred throughout history around the world and continues to occur in countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus region, and parts of Africa. In most countries bride kidnapping is considered a sex crime, rather than a valid form of marriage. […]

Italy passes new laws to tackle violence against women

Italy passes new laws to tackle violence against women

Lizzy Davies – Guardian – Monday, 12 August 2013 (originally published 08 Aug)   Italy‘s prime minister has vowed to crack down on violence against women, as the government passed a package of measures designed to tackle the problem. “We believe that in our country there was a need to give a very strong sign […]

Promoting Health By Responding to Gender-based Violence

Promoting Health By Responding to Gender-based Violence

Alejandra Meglioli – International Planned Parenthood Federation – Wednesday, 28 November 2012 (originally published 25 November) Today, thousands of organizations and individuals around the world are demanding an end to gender-based violence in their communities as a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Each year, the campaign begins on November […]

Afghans Protest Execution of Woman

Afghans Protest Execution of Woman

Associated Press – The Huffington Post – Thursday, 12 July 2012 (originally published 11 Jul) KABUL, Afghanistan — Dozens of men and women took to the streets of Kabul on Wednesday to protest the recent public slaying of an Afghan woman accused of adultery whose gruesome, execution-style killing was captured on video. The footage, which […]

State of women’s jails shames Britain, says prisons inspector

State of women’s jails shames Britain, says prisons inspector

Paul Peachey – Independent – Friday, 02 March 2012 (originally published 01 Mar) Britain should be “aghast and ashamed” at the way it is treating some of the most disturbed women in its jails where levels of self-mutilation remain shockingly high, the chief inspector of prisons said last night. Nick Hardwick said he had been […]

Women Leaders: Africa’s Available Yet Underutilized Resource

Women Leaders: Africa’s Available Yet Underutilized Resource

Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi –  The WIP – Friday, 30 September 2011(originally published 06 Aug) My maternal grandfather’s mantra was, “Educate a woman, and you feed and educate her family.” He educated his daughters when Nigerian fathers rarely did. My grandfather was also very interested in my education and often questioned me about it. It is […]