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 […]

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Davinder Kumar – WNN Improve It (WNN/PI) San Salvador, EL SALVADOR, AMERICAS: In Marcela’s community, back home on the outskirts of San Salvador, girls dread going to school once they become adolescents. They are routinely harassed by boys in their classes and many are coerced into abusive sexual relations. The consequences are particularly devastating for […]

Religious leaders support Zero Tolerance for FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Religious leaders support Zero Tolerance for FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Catherine Hornby – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) Rome, ITALY, EUROPE: Religious leaders must convince women carrying out female genital mutilation that it is not required by scripture and it can cause infection, infertility or even death in young girls, say African ministers as Zero Tolerance for FGM day approaches on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The practice is […]

Argentina brings cruel statistics to the practice of femicide

Argentina brings cruel statistics to the practice of femicide

Vanessa Rivera de La Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: Across the world one femicide occurs every 30 hours. For “La Casa del Encuentro,” a woman’s advocacy association located in the capital city of Buenos Aires, the term femicide is more than just a political concept. It is also considered one of the most […]