U.N. Tribunal weighs in on atrocity against Bosnian women & the Radovan Karadžić Conviction

Jessica Buchleitner with International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Editor: Lys Anzia WNN Interviews Global Footage of the March 24, 2016 judgement against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić via International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. ICTY/United Nations (WNN) The Hague, Netherlands – For the last 20 years, former Bosnian Serb army leader Radovan […]

Japan Can Champion Women’s Rights

Japan Can Champion Women’s Rights

Mary M. McCarthy – New York Times – Thursday, 03 January 2013 (originally published 01 Jan) “THEY started to drag us away, one by one. … I hid under the table, but was soon found. … The Japanese officer … took his sword out of its scabbard and pointed it at me, threatening me with […]

Remembering the Courage of Bosnia’s Women

Remembering the Courage of Bosnia’s Women

Seida Saric – Huffington Post – Friday, 04 November 2011 (originally published 27 Oct) Nearly twenty years ago, the country I called home, Bosnia and Herzegovina, descended into a brutally violent and destructive war, one that shredded the fabric of our society and forever altered the lives of the survivors. For the women who lived […]

The slow genocide: War rape and its female survivors

The slow genocide: War rape and its female survivors

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Opinion (WNN) Global: What could be a better weapon than rape? As a male soldier, you can exterminate your aggression, demoralize your victim and even potentially create a child born from your own hate. Refugee women caught in the recent conflicts in Somalia have reported being ‘too afraid to grab firewood’ […]

Political Pieces Assemble a Teenager

Political Pieces Assemble a Teenager

Vesna Peric Zimonjic – IPS – Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 (originally published 27 Dec) SARAJEVO, Dec 27, 2010 (IPS) – Mila looks like the thousands of teenage girls who visit the newly-opened, glamorous shopping mall in downtown Sarajevo. She’s discreetly dressed in black trousers and jacket, with carefully manicured fingernails. The 19-year- old’s name means […]

New Amnesty Video Joins in Support of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

New Amnesty Video Joins in Support of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

WNN Breaking In a November 24, 2010 video release, Amnesty International is joining the campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence that will include events and actions from nations across the globe. Campaign efforts are currently underway during the 16 days campaign of activism which will span the world November 25 through December […]