Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

“Conflict can take away everything. But it can never take away your knowledge,” – Young refugee and education activist To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. Human Rights News – United […]

Focus first on education, especially for girls, say leaders at Davos

Focus first on education, especially for girls, say leaders at Davos

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Commentary (WNN) Davos, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: With almost 700 days left before the deadline for the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon brought global advocacy for girls into the discussion at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday during an MDG Advocacy Group event. […]

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Lillian Banda – WNN Improve It (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, EASTERN AFRICA: The Zambian Government has vowed to eliminate early marriages and violence against children. Ministry of Gender and Child Development Permanent Secretary Anne Sinyangwe told the Third Committee of the United Nations, which was discussing the ‘Promotion and protection of the rights of children” on […]

Rehabilitation & healing continues for Malala Yousafzai after hospital stay

Rehabilitation & healing continues for Malala Yousafzai after hospital stay

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Birmingham, ENGLAND, U.K.: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been discharged from the British hospital where she was treated after being shot by the Taliban for her work in promoting girls’ education. A video released on January 4 by the hospital in Birmingham showed the 15-year-old walking out of her hospital room while […]

School-girls Pakistan keep larger vision

School-girls Pakistan keep larger vision

Commentary by Salma Hasan Ali, contributing editor of “The Islamic Monthly.” (WNN Opinion) Washington, DC – Like millions, I’ve been mesmerised by humanitarian Greg Mortenson’s story of compassion, commitment and courage. Like so many, I am heartbroken by everything that I am reading about the current controversy. The accusations against Greg are serious and the […]

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

Diane Urbani de la Paz – Peninsula Daily News – Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 (originally published 9 Jan) SEQUIM — A small band of women in Sequim and Port Angeles share one desire with a women’s cooperative in rural Chiapas, Mexico. They want to show their daughters and granddaughters what’s possible for them as modern […]