Helping rape survivors feel stronger, not weaker, through video, film & news media

Helping rape survivors feel stronger, not weaker, through video, film & news media

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Film director, award winning producer and activist Nancy Schwartzman, who’s work has been featured on PBS television show POV – Point of View in 2013, as well as the BBC news and numerous other media networks, wasn’t sure that what happened to her […]

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Deeyah – WNN Featured Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: On International Women’s Day Emmy award winning filmmaker and music producer Deeyah Khan shares her struggles and triumphs as a Pakistani Afghan woman from Norway who is on a quest to help women worldwide express their artistic freedom. ___ My journey started in Norway. […]

Freedom of Expression: A vital issue for all artists & musicians

Freedom of Expression: A vital issue for all artists & musicians

Deeyah – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN) London, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: Artists around the world can find themselves banned, censored, persecuted, imprisoned and silenced by states, religious movements, corporations, retailers and lobbying groups, even their own families. Detractors confused and threatened by the emotional power of art have been seeking to repress human creativity and inhibit diversity […]

Woman filmmaker creates “Banaz: A Love Story” to stop honour violence worldwide

Woman filmmaker creates “Banaz: A Love Story” to stop honour violence worldwide

Deeyah – WNN Features (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: In a personal and insight-filled essay filmmaker, human rights advocate and music celebrity Deeyah outlines the personal journey she has taken to bring the story of one special woman, Banaz, who’s voice was never heard as she was brutally cut down by family violence, in so-called “honour […]

New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

Leigh Cuen – WNN Reviews (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: The Honour Based Violence Awareness Network says today the UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund statistics estimates that 5,000 “so-called honour” killings are committed around the world every year. Across the Western world there are rising levels of ‘honour’ violence. This form of crime is distinguished […]

Music star Deeyah speaks pride and multiculturalism in Norway

Music star Deeyah speaks pride and multiculturalism in Norway

Eva Fernández Ortiz – WNN Features (WNN) Oslo, NORWAY: As Norway’s 32-year-old right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik looked out at a Norwegian public courtroom in Oslo, Tuesday, November 14, 2011, he made a formal statement before the court in an attempt to place himself at the head of a “resistance movement” against immigrants and multiculturalism […]

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

Shubhi Tandon – WNN Features According to the United Nations and The International Campaign Against Honor Killing at least five thousand women and girls worldwide are murdered each year to preserve ‘family honour’. Many of these women are killed for making personal choices that don’t match the limits placed on them by their families and […]