Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Teresa Lamas – WNN Justice commentary (WNN) Madrid, SPAIN, WESTERN EUROPE: The new abortion bill proposal called the ‘Bill on the Organic Law for the Protection of the Life of the Unborn and the Rights of the Pregnant Woman’, approved by the Council of Ministers last December in Spain, eliminates the right of women to […]

Italy passes new laws to tackle violence against women

Italy passes new laws to tackle violence against women

Lizzy Davies – Guardian – Monday, 12 August 2013 (originally published 08 Aug)   Italy‘s prime minister has vowed to crack down on violence against women, as the government passed a package of measures designed to tackle the problem. “We believe that in our country there was a need to give a very strong sign […]

Anti-immigrant sentiments plague sex workers of Geneva’s ‘Red-Light’ district

Anti-immigrant sentiments plague sex workers of Geneva’s ‘Red-Light’ district

Carli Pierson – WNN Features (WNN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: As Switzerland appears to be weathering the storm of the rising European financial crisis, Geneva’s immigrant women, who work inside the city’s active sex trade industry, tell a different story. Prostitution has been a legal industry inside Switzerland since the enactment of the Swiss Criminal Code in […]

Women in the world, leading the Millennium

Women in the world, leading the Millennium

WNN Breaking 26 October, 2010 Women from around the world will meet in Valencia, Spain to discuss “another way” of dealing with international power and leadership. On the 25th and 26th of October 2010, the Second International Conference of “Women in the world, leading the Millennium” will be held at the Valencia Conference Centre, in […]