[Sri Lanka] Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

[Sri Lanka] Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

Amantha Perera – IPS– Tuesday, 08 July 2014 (originally published 07 Jul) VALIPUNAM, Sri Lanka, Jul 7 2014 (IPS) – The village of Valipunam, 322 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, occupies one of the remotest corners of the country’s former war zone. The dirt roads are impossible to navigate, there are no street lights, […]

Syrian women face war conflict amid marriage offers

Syrian women face war conflict amid marriage offers

Editors Dominic Evans & Angus MacSwan for TRF – WNN Justice (WNN/TRF) Damascus, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: A young Syrian woman hides a secret from all but her family and closest friends, knowing that within days she will have to share it with the man she hopes to wed. Late last year the 32-year-old woman was seized by security […]

Iraqi widows caught in escalating violence under conflict

Iraqi widows caught in escalating violence under conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN) Baghdad, IRAQ, WESTERN ASIA: Following the recent and escalating violence in Fallujah , only 36 miles due west from Baghdad, Iraq women and children have been placed in ever increasing danger as forces inside the region continue to juggle for power. Armed conflict and strife is not new to women in the […]

Like Food And Water, Women’s Safety A Priority For Relief Aid

Like Food And Water, Women’s Safety A Priority For Relief Aid

Dana Farrington – NPR – Tuesday, 19 November 2013 (originally published 16 Nov) In natural disasters and war zones, food and water aren’t the only basic needs, aid and human rights groups say. Humanitarian crises immediately put women and girls , with displacement, loss of security and the breakdown of institutions. and filled with Somalis […]

Trafficked women and girls suffer under “critical risks” says IOM

Trafficked women and girls suffer under “critical risks” says IOM

WNN Breaking (WNN/IOM) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: In today’s increasingly mobile and interconnected world, migration has become an integral part of the lives of over 100 million women. At different stages of their lives, a growing proportion of these women leave their familiar surroundings to study, work, marry, reunite with their families or flee a dangerous […]

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

AlertNet – Tuesday, 04 December 2012 The Danish Refugee Council is raising awareness about gender based violence in the refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State as a part of the global campaign ‘16 days of activism’. In the kick-off event, refugee youth performed a drama with a clear message: no to gender based […]