Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

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[Brazil] Joyce Does It Her Way

[Brazil] Joyce Does It Her Way

Joe Nocera – New York Times – Thursday, 25 February 2014 (originally published 17 Feb) I’d like to tell you a story about a Brazilian musician you’ve probably never heard of. Her name is Joyce Moreno; she is 66 and has been singing and composing professionally for 47 years, during which time she has made […]

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

New book from Malala Yousafzai details journey from schoolgirl to activist

New book from Malala Yousafzai details journey from schoolgirl to activist

Jill Lawless – Globe and Mail – Friday, 10 October 2013 (originally published 08 Oct) A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and Twilight movies. Today she’s the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls’ education – and […]

EU-wide sex trafficking ring is smashed as raid women face extradition

EU-wide sex trafficking ring is smashed as raid women face extradition

David Young – Belfast Telegraph – Monday, 29 April 2013 (originally published 27 Apr) Two Romanian women arrested in Belfast on suspicion of involvement in a trans-European prostitution racket are to be extradited to Sweden. Two female suspected victims of sex trafficking were rescued in the Belfast operation. Items including documents, phones and computers were […]

When Tibetan activists, artists & musicians use the word ‘freedom’

When Tibetan activists, artists & musicians use the word ‘freedom’

Ivan Broadhead – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Dharamsala, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: In Chinese-ruled Tibet, activists have used various means to protest policies that human rights groups say subjugate, and even destroy the Tibetan identity. Self-immolations are the latest method used by protesters to draw the world’s attention to their plight, but activists are also embracing other kinds […]

Social Media Gives Indonesian Women New Voice

Social Media Gives Indonesian Women New Voice

Niniek Karmini – ABC News – Wednesday, 20 February 2013 (originally published 18 Feb) Fikri, chief of Garut district in West Java province, called it quits four days after marrying his teenage bride in July. He claimed she was not a virgin, which she denied. A photo of the couple posted on the Internet slowly […]

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