UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

WNN Breaking UPDATE Friday August 1, 2014: Less than three hours into a mutually agreed temporary ceasefire between Israel military forces and Hamas militia agents in Gaza, a 72 hour truce has been broken as reports come in stating that two Israeli soldiers in Gaza have been killed and one has been captured by Hamas […]

BRAZIL: Roma women and families say ‘We exist!’

BRAZIL: Roma women and families say ‘We exist!’

Natalia Viana – WNN Feautures (WNN) São Paulo, BRAZIL: On the outskirts of São Paulo, it’s easy to miss the orange tents amid the tufts of grass in Itaquaquecetuba from the whirl of the freeway. But with a closer look, a Gypsy camp shows its colours: a dozen or so tents with embroidered pieces of […]

Centuries old Nepal banishment ritual endangers girls and women

Centuries old Nepal banishment ritual endangers girls and women

Nepal correspondent Nilima Raut with Shubhi Tandon – WNN Features (WNN) KATHMANDU: The centuries old practice of chhaupadi in Nepal can cause prolonged depression in girls and women. In extreme cases it can also cause death. Chhaupadi pratha, or ritual practice, places Nepali women and girls in a limbo of isolation. In history it is […]

Mexico’s indigenous domestics want education and human rights

Mexico’s indigenous domestics want education and human rights

Maria Antonieta Gómez Álvarez / Chiapas correspondent WNN Features San Cristóbal de las Casas – Chiapas, Mexico — As maids, cooks, nannies and housekeepers they work behind closed doors, away from the public eye; unprotected by Mexican labor laws. Carmen Sánchez Gómez’s hand trembles as she struggles to form the letters her teacher slowly spells […]

No Dignity, no Justice

No Dignity, no Justice

New crackdown on women activists in Iran Elahe Amani – WNN Features While the global community marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a year-long celebration of “Dignity and Justice for All,” there is neither dignity nor justice for women in Iran . And there are certainly no rights, either. […]