New report highlights global midwife shortage

New report highlights global midwife shortage

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new report said there’s a severe shortage of midwives in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those countries suffer 96 percent of the world’s maternal deaths and more than 90 percent of stillbirths and newborn deaths. The […]

U.K.: Controversial forced caesarian case set to bring discussion to parliament

U.K.: Controversial forced caesarian case set to bring discussion to parliament

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: John Hemming, a Liberal Democrat member of the British Parliament who is also the Public Family Law Reform Coordinating Campaign chairman, is bringing the issue of forced caesarians, family adoption laws and the ‘misuse’ of the Mental Health Act in the United Kingdom to the floor for […]

“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 […]