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 […]

Psychological war scars plague many Syrian refugees, says Doctors Without Borders Charlotte Yence

Psychological war scars plague many Syrian refugees, says Doctors Without Borders Charlotte Yence

Charlotte Yence with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA – WNN Features (WNN/MSF) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: In March, clinical psychologist Charlotte Yence returned from a five-month mission with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Iraq, where MSF has worked in Syrian refugee camps since 2013. She set up mental health care programs […]

Health workers worldwide face increasing dangers

Health workers worldwide face increasing dangers

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Health workers are frequently becoming targets in countries undergoing conflict or civil unrest. A new report says since 2012, hundreds have been attacked in dozens of countries.Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition jointly issued the report called Under […]

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

Human Rights Watch –  WNN Improve It (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA:  Thailand’s government should urgently send ethnic Rohingya children from Burma and their families to safe and open family shelters. New research documents abuses by Thai authorities, who should take action against camps in southern Thailand used for trafficking Rohingya and punish officials complicit in […]

[Philippines] Women Take on Mindanao Rebels for Peace to Unlock $300B

[Philippines] Women Take on Mindanao Rebels for Peace to Unlock $300B

Joel Guinto and Clarissa Batino – Bloomberg News – Thursday December 26, 2013 (originally published 25 Dec) Of the more than a dozen women Philippine President Benigno Aquino appointed to senior administration posts since gaining power in June 2010, one of the most diplomatically sensitive was Miriam Coronel-Ferrer. Coronel-Ferrer’s credentials for the position of chief negotiator with rebels […]

The root cause of violence. Can we explain it?

The root cause of violence. Can we explain it?

Jessica Murrey for CGN – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Washington, DC – Genocide, school shootings, rape… it’s easy to express outrage after the fact. It is obvious that senseless violence is wrong. But what about the root cause? Bias. Fear. Hate. They are alive and kicking in every community. None of us […]