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 […]

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Muthoni Muriithi – WNN Justice (WNN) Kampala, UGANDA, AFRICA: In many instances accessing justice can be difficult for most women and girls around the world, particularly in cases of sexual violence.  Those with disabilities are often presented with serious additional challenges.  In the case of a young girl in New York who was gang raped […]

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 […]