KENYA: Violence deeply impacts women during Nairobi hostage siege

KENYA: Violence deeply impacts women during Nairobi hostage siege

WNN Breaking (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Statements of condolence and concern came from the Office of the United Nations Secretary General over 36 hours ago as the those involved in an armed siege in the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi continued. People trapped inside Nairobi’s popular upscale shopping mall were […]

Caught between the Right & the Left: Protecting the religious rights of global women

Caught between the Right & the Left: Protecting the religious rights of global women

Meredith Tax – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD) New York, N.Y. UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I have spent the last twenty years working on issues of women and religious censorship.  As a feminist activist in International PEN and then in Women’s WORLD, I couldn’t help noticing that increasing numbers of women writers were being targeted by […]

Standing up to fundamentalism in all its forms

Standing up to fundamentalism in all its forms

Marieme Helie Lucas – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/PN) Zagreb, CROATIA: It is often assumed, erroneously, that fundamentalists represent and defend the ‘real Islam’. Yet in Africa and around the world there are courageous dissenters who stand up to extremists at great personal risk. In the past few weeks, in several countries, groups of citizens have openly taken […]