Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Carl Nasman – Deutsche Welle – Wednesday, 19 February 2014 In Germany and around the world, demonstrators are trying to encourage public discussion of women’s rights and draw attention to gender violence. Dozens of demonstrations were held in Germany over the weekend. Meanwhile in Europe, thousands of women marched through Madrid in early February, protesting […]

Voices For Causes

Voices For Causes

Zeenab Aneez – Hindu – Monday, 10 February 2014 (originally published 09 Feb) For Amy Ziff (vocals, cello), Alyson Palmer (vocals, electric bass) and Elizabeth Ziff (vocals, guitar) of BETTY, being part of a band has always meant more than playing great music together. The artist-activists were in the city as art envoys of the […]

Legal protection of women & girls falls through cracks under Afghan law

Legal protection of women & girls falls through cracks under Afghan law

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As Afghan women increasingly act to report violence against themselves to security authorities in the region, prosecution and convictions remain low.  A new annual report just released by the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan shows that reports of violence against women inside Afghanistan has risen a […]

New Egypt demonstration law allows unjust arrests of women protesters, say advocates

New Egypt demonstration law allows unjust arrests of women protesters, say advocates

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Militarism and its push toward military armed violence is one of the leading factors contributing today to violence against women worldwide, says a new campaign for human rights advocates Amnesty International. Working to coordinate with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign the human rights […]

Becoming strong: The challenges facing women in Timor-Leste

Becoming strong: The challenges facing women in Timor-Leste

Jemma Williams – WNN Features (WNN) Dili, TIMOR-LESTE, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Fourteen years ago, when Juliana (Lica) Marçal was only 17 years old, she hid inside the Ave Maria church in Suai, East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste, as a horrific massacre took place. Marçal witnessed an attack that lasted for two hours that resulted in […]

Naming Femicide to Fight Violence Against Women in Ecuador

Naming Femicide to Fight Violence Against Women in Ecuador

Ángela Meléndez – IPS – Monday, 01 April 2013 (originally published 25 March 2013) QUITO, Mar 25 2013 (IPS) – Ecuador hopes to move forward in the fight against violence against women by typifying femicide – gender-motivated killings – as a specific crime in the new penal code. The first statistics on gender violence in […]

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/FPP) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Indigenous women from Asia and Pacific speak out about sexual violence and multiple forms of discrimination against indigenous women and girls. This week, indigenous women from throughout the Asia-Pacific region have gathered to raise their voices and present their concerns to the on-going session of the […]

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