Women Deliver: Young Women Climate Warriors Speak

Stella Paul – WNN Features (WNN) Copenhagen, Denmark, EUROPE:  Seven years have gone by since then, but Majandra Rodrigues Acha of Lima still cannot forget the day she saw the true face of a woman’s vulnerability. It was June 2009 and television channels across Peru were broadcasting the news of a riot that erupted between […]

Stark images of Bangladesh dowry death reveal severe injustice

Stark images of Bangladesh dowry death reveal severe injustice

Lys Anzia with photojournalist Turjoy Chowdhury – WNN Features (WNN) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTHERN ASIA: The custom of paying a dowry to a groom in Bangladesh is not a new one. But increasing deaths connected to rising financial pressure from a groom’s dowry on a new bride, and her family, can place a women in danger […]

Congratulating Bhutan’s first woman Supreme Court judge

Congratulating Bhutan’s first woman Supreme Court judge

Langa Tenzin – WNN Opinion (WNN) Nangkor, BHUTAN: First of all, I would like to offer my hearty congratulations to the recently elected first women Dzongda [governor] and now the newly appointed woman Justice of the Supreme Court of Bhutan.  I am proud of our country when it comes to gender equality and the performance of […]

PHILIPPINES: Condom prescription rules raise concerns

PHILIPPINES: Condom prescription rules raise concerns

IRIN – Thursday, 13 April, 2011 MANILA, 13 April 2011 (IRIN) – The growing number of villages seeking to outlaw the sale of condoms, birth control pills and other artificial forms of contraception without a prescription is worrying government officials and women’s rights groups. Seven villages in Bataan, a low- to middle-income province west of […]