Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

WNN Justice with Alia Dharssi for TRF (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The global problem for human trafficking and sex-trafficking has been suffering under the specter of ignorance, ‘head-turning’ and denials in South Asia for decades, outlines photojournalist Hazel Thompson, who’s work has been dedicated to bringing in-depth on-the-ground reporting on the […]

Life for Syrian refugee children brings psychological pain, says UN report

Life for Syrian refugee children brings psychological pain, says UN report

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Suffering from what experts call ‘psychological distress’ many children who have been displaced during the days of conflict in Syria may now dropping through the cracks, says a new in-depth survey by UNHCR – the United Nations Refugee Agency. Displacement of families is causing children to […]

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

Irwin Loy for VOA – WNN Learning! (WNN/VOA) Phonm Penh, CAMBODIA, EASTERN ASIA: Cambodia has some 3,000 registered non-profit groups. Some work on highly sensitive issues such as violence against women and human trafficking. But there are few Cambodians formally trained for such work. That is now changing with the country’s first university-level degree program […]

Global NGOs step in to protect child domestic workers

Global NGOs step in to protect child domestic workers

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) New York, New York, UNITED STATES: Ten leading international organizations are calling on ministers of labor around the globe in a letter released at the beginning of the week to protect child domestic workers. They’re also calling to ratify the ILO – International Labour Organization Domestic Workers Convention (Convention 189 concerning Decent […]

Global analysis mapping reveals women and girls face ‘extreme risk’ of abuse

Global analysis mapping reveals women and girls face ‘extreme risk’ of abuse

WNN Breaking (WNN) Global: New research into the extent of protection of women and girls has revealed that the risk of human rights abuses, such as sexual violence, discrimination, trafficking and sexual exploitation, are at ‘extreme’ levels in just over 40% of the 197 countries studied. The results of the Women’s and Girls’ Rights Index […]

LIBERIA: Woman President Sirleaf outlines progress and goals

LIBERIA: Woman President Sirleaf outlines progress and goals

WNN – MDG Stories Liberia goes to the polls in October, but what is the government doing about the most pressing concerns of its electorate? Since taking office in early 2006 as Africa‘s first elected woman president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has become a prominent leader in a tough job. A quarter-century of political turmoil, including 14 […]