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 […]

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It was when I began to have images of women from around the world who are suffering flash before my mind, that the reality of the state of the world started ‘sinking in’ after my trip to the United Nations Commission […]

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Shiloh McCloud – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I loved everything about New York. The taste of lox and bagels. The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. The call of the vendors. The conversations of the street sitters. The brash beautiful light shining on everything. The honking of horns and ringing […]

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) California, U.S.: Every year during the month of February, Black History Month is celebrated in United States.  The theme this year for 2012 was “Black women in American culture and history” because African American women have played a critical, and under-recognized, role of the making of the United States. […]

Endless Work for a Peaceful World

Endless Work for a Peaceful World

Lys Anzia – WNN Features On March 8, 1960 Eleanor Roosevelt walked shyly into the lecture hall at Brandeis University nodding slowly to each of the hundreds who sat on the edge of their chairs in attendance. After all it was the famous Eleanor Roosevelt, that wife of Franklin, who was sometimes known for upstaging […]