Environmental cancer deaths from outdoor air pollution are real, says UN

Environmental cancer deaths from outdoor air pollution are real, says UN

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths. An evaluation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Programme found there is sufficient evidence that exposure […]

Dropping trends in maternal mortality still show greater needs for women

Dropping trends in maternal mortality still show greater needs for women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN): UNITED NATIONS, New York, N.Y.: The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth related complications has almost halved in 20 years, according to new estimates released today by the United Nations, which stressed that greater progress is still needed in significantly reducing maternal deaths. The report, entitled Trends in Maternal Mortality: […]

“Educate a Woman, You Educate a Nation” – South Africa Aims to Improve its Education for Girls

“Educate a Woman, You Educate a Nation” – South Africa Aims to Improve its Education for Girls

LYS ANZIA – WNN Features “Educate a woman, you educate a nation,” said Deputy President, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the 4th annual Women’s Parliament Conference in Cape Town, Africa on Tuesday, 28 Aug. 2007, as she spoke out on the importance for girls education. Working with Cape Town’s programs to improve conditions for women, Deputy Minister […]

Italian Advocates Plan International Sit-Ins – CISDA Helps Urgent Situation for Malalai Joya

Italian Advocates Plan International Sit-Ins – CISDA Helps Urgent Situation for Malalai Joya

Lys Anzia – WNN Features – Malalai Joya at home in Farah, photo image Marie Dorigny – A group of women humanitarians is asking for help from the world on the one month anniversary of the parliamentary expulsion of Afghan parliamentarian, Malalai Joya. The Italian women’s organization, CISDA – Coordinamento Italiano Sostegno Donne Afghane, is […]

Rebuilding Bosnia and Herzegovina One Woman at a Time – Women for Women International Reaches Out to Those Affected by Conflict

Rebuilding Bosnia and Herzegovina One Woman at a Time – Women for Women International Reaches Out to Those Affected by Conflict

Drea Knufken – WNN Features -Albanian family flees post war 1996 – photo Svetlana Bahchevanova- “Put simply, how women fare in a society is an indicator of the direction that society is taking.” – Zainab Salbi. What happens after a war is over? The glamour and glory, if there was ever any, is gone. The […]