Undividing the Muslim Jewish experience by ignoring difference

Undividing the Muslim Jewish experience by ignoring difference

Dr. Ms. Mehnaz Afridi – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN): NY, NEW YORK: As I listen to sound bites of news, a swarm of words sting me: Iran, Israel, nuclear, Palestine-Israel at a standstill, Muslims kill Jews, and Jews kill Muslims. As a Muslim woman who teaches classes about the Holocaust at a Catholic college, I am constantly frustrated […]

KASHMIR: Obstacles continue for women reporting rape

KASHMIR: Obstacles continue for women reporting rape

Aliya Bashir –  WNN Features   (WNN) SRINAGAR – Indian Administered Kashmir: In conflict zones worldwide sexual violence has become a tactic of choice in – it’s cheaper, more destructive and easier to get away with than other methods of warfare. Indian Administered Kashmir has some of the lowest official numbers of reported sexual assault […]

Archivists help discovery for disappeared in Guatemala

Archivists help discovery for disappeared in Guatemala

Commentary by Guatemalan human rights attorney and Global Voices blogger Renata Avila Access to information plays an important role in societies in transition and in the aftermath of a war. In fact, records and official archives are becoming tools to fight impunity, providing the evidence to prosecute perpetrators. Access to archives and databases helped shed […]

The Politics of Protection – Moving Human Rights Protection Upstream – Part 1

The Politics of Protection – Moving Human Rights Protection Upstream – Part 1

Maria Lewytzkyj for WNN Features In a ground breaking interview, Monterrey Institute of International Studies MA graduate, U.S. born Ukrainian, Maria Lewytzkyj, talks with U.S. foreign policy expert, Jan Knippers Black about her latest book, “The Politics of Human Rights Protection – Moving Intervention Upstream with Impact Assessment.” In this interview, Knippers Black offers real […]

A Common Humanity

A Common Humanity

Two Israeli and Jordanian journalists tell the story no one else will Commentary by Ruth Eglash and Hani Hazaimeh Jerusalem/Amman – It was supposed to be an exercise in cross-cultural reporting: find a story that would highlight the common humanity shared by all nations and peoples. As a Jordanian and an Israeli we were a […]