Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

Targeted because they went to school – Nigeria's missing girls

Targeted because they went to school – Nigeria's missing girls

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with Babatunde Osotimehin – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA: Today more than 200 school girls will wake up to another day in an unthinkable nightmare. Three weeks ago, they were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to protect them. In […]

Are heroes who want to rescue those sex-trafficked really the heroes?

Are heroes who want to rescue those sex-trafficked really the heroes?

Jess Richardson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Former sex worker and sex-trafficking survivor Jes Richardson outlines the dynamics of rescue in the plight of those who continue to be trapped in the multi-national crime industry of human-trafficking today. How can a rescuer’s actions and language not belittle those who have […]

Celebrating [Nepal] mothers

Celebrating [Nepal] mothers

Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba – Republica – Monday, 13 May 2013 (originally published 09 May) Indira Gandhi, when asked to state her greatest moment in life, reportedly said, “When I became a mother.” Indeed, if one of the most powerful women in world history regarded becoming a mother as the greatest moment in her life, […]

Yemeni women say equal rights are compatible with Islam

Yemeni women say equal rights are compatible with Islam

News Consortium – Catholic Online – Friday, 24 August 2012 (originally published 22 Aug) LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – When tens of thousands of women were prominent among the demonstrations, Yemen’s president at the time, Ali Abdullah Saleh accused the women of “un-Islamic” behavior. Saleh has since turned over power to Vice President Abd […]

Widow to a movement – Civil rights power and Coretta Scott King

Widow to a movement – Civil rights power and Coretta Scott King

WNN Radio Coretta Scott King spoke in public before a large audience only three weeks after the death of her husband, American black civil rights leader, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. As a widow who had walked in the shadow of her husband’s public legacy, Coretta’s life took a dramatic change as she became, an […]