When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

Lys Anzia with documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys – WNN Interviews (WNN) Brussels, BELGIUM, WESTERN EUROPE: Two years ago photographer and documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys began work on a true story that will impact you for the rest of your life. This film is dedicated to ‘opening our eyes and hearts’ to a healing process that […]

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new Kickstarter book publishing campaign by Fotoevidence, uses photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur. The campaign also highlights the courage and fortitude of 34-year-old Papuan native Helen […]

Hearing courage in the voices of World War II ‘Comfort Women’

Hearing courage in the voices of World War II ‘Comfort Women’

Tiffany Hsiung – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Toronto, Ontario, CANADA: It was 4 years ago in Shanghai, China when I first met a survivor of sexual slavery and forced prostitution.  Her  name was Ms. Ha, a Korean who never returned home after the war. And she didn’t fit any stereotype I could have imagined. At 83 […]

Three women peace heroes will receive Nobel Peace Prize for 2011

Three women peace heroes will receive Nobel Peace Prize for 2011

WNN Breaking This year’s 2011 pick for the Nobel Peace Prize recognizes three outstanding women “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee has chosen Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman to share the prize and award money […]