When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

Thanks goes to RFE/RL reporter Claire Bigg for this interview – (WNN/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Lady Liberty) KYIV, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country. Aliona Zubchenko, the spokeswoman for the Kyiv-based International Women’s Rights […]

Ethiopia’s Yegna – More girl power than Spice Girls

Ethiopia’s Yegna – More girl power than Spice Girls

Africa Report – Tuesday, 17 December 2013 (originally published 13 Dec) Whilst both Yegna and the Spice Girls were deliberately manufactured, comparisons between the Ethiopian girl group and their British predecessors are simplistic. Yegna are not in it for the money or the fame. It’s a cold and wet afternoon in Addis Ababa and the […]

Bill gives rights to native [Canada] women

Bill gives rights to native [Canada] women

Mia Rabson – Winnipeg Free Press – 31 October 2012 (originally published 29 Oct) OTTAWA — Manitoba Conservative Leader Brian Pallister is returning to familiar territory today but in a very different role. He’s coming to advocate on various issues, including one he championed as an MP — marital property rights for aboriginal women. Currently, […]

Rise in [UK] convictions for violence against women

Rise in [UK] convictions for violence against women

June Kelly – BBC News – Thursday, 26 July 2012 (originally published 23 Jul) Prosecutions and convictions for crimes of violence against women and girls have risen by 15,000 over four years. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Keir Starmer, said the rise was due to better training and a greater understanding of victims. The […]

Author Isabel Allende proves strategic funding changes lives for the better

Author Isabel Allende proves strategic funding changes lives for the better

Cynthia Arvide – WNN Features (WNN) Mexico City, MEXICO: In a charming and witty speech titled “Stories of Passion,” author Isabel Allende expressed her thoughts on the conflicts women face today worldwide after generations of human rights battles and the invention of the birth-control pill. Stories that bring ‘changing the world for the better’ into […]