First-ever Menstrual Hygiene Management Day

First-ever Menstrual Hygiene Management Day

Kriti Sharma for HWR – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Some girls stop going to school. Others are sterilized–their ovaries removed. Still others are confined to homes, isolated from the community. Worldwide, the most basic human rights of women and girls with disabilities are curtailed because of poor management of the […]

Violence against women in South Africa still largely ignored

Violence against women in South Africa still largely ignored

Gaby Sanchez for Gender Links for Equality and Justice Zimbabwe – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: In April 2012, a cell phone video of a teenager with an intellectual disability being gang raped by men and boys from her community in Soweto went viral. Authorities had no choice but to attend to the 17-year-old’s […]

After 30+ yrs of servitude three domestic workers rescued from London home

After 30+ yrs of servitude three domestic workers rescued from London home

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Three women have been rescued from 30+ years of domestic slavery in London as their two 67-year-old captors have been arrested by Scotland Yard in what police say is a groundbreaking case of alleged human trafficking. The carefully orchestrated rescue came over a few weeks for the […]

100 years later Armenian women continue to be haunted by genocide

100 years later Armenian women continue to be haunted by genocide

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) LONDON, U.K.: In a searing, impact-filled letter written to Swiss Armenian woman filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian, human rights activist Odette Bazil reached out to reveal her insights to the hidden depth and true story of countless Armenian women who faced atrocity during  years of cultural genocide. It revealed the same […]

Taking a stand for teachers on UN World Teachers’ Day

Taking a stand for teachers on UN World Teachers’ Day

Elahe Amani – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES: Recognizing teachers worldwide for October 5, 2012 on the United Nations (UN) World Teachers’ Day societies around the world celebrate the vital contribution that teachers make to human development and the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. It’s a time […]

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

By Shuriah Niazi with Lys Anzia – WNN Features – Manual Scavenging Girl, India – Matt Corks 2006 image – “In some urban slums of many major cities of India, and more so in the case of semi-urban areas, dry toilets are a sad part of the common reality,” said Dr. Sam Paul, National Secretary […]