Health workers worldwide face increasing dangers

Health workers worldwide face increasing dangers

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Health workers are frequently becoming targets in countries undergoing conflict or civil unrest. A new report says since 2012, hundreds have been attacked in dozens of countries.Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition jointly issued the report called Under […]

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Geneva, Switzerland, UNITED NATIONS: Chronicling an increasing amount of evidence in actions of crime against humanity and using a weapon of mass destruction during the ongoing and escalating crisis in Syria, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission in Geneva has publicly released a definitive statement this week. The […]

Investigations into atrocities for fair justice stalled in Côte d’Ivoire

Investigations into atrocities for fair justice stalled in Côte d’Ivoire

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, WESTERN AFRICA: The Côte d’Ivoire government’s National Commission of Inquiry into conflict has accused both the Côte d’Ivoire Republican Forces (FRCI – now part of the army) and fighters loyal to deposed president Laurent Gbagbo, of crimes. It said FRCI was responsible for 727 deaths while Gbagbo’s forces killed […]

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: Increasing reports of harassment faced by journalists and civil society in South Sudan have raised concern that the world’s newest country is curtailing the basic freedoms it spent decades fighting its northern neighbor for. South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, after decades of rebellion against Khartoum. Today, […]

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/HRW) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Warning of crimes against humanity and possible war crimes being committed, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community this week to overcome differences in order to end the violence and human rights violations in Syria. Reports of specific and increasing violence against women has also […]

Human Rights Watch new report ‘Rights on the Line’ shows vast exploitation of migrants

Human Rights Watch new report ‘Rights on the Line’ shows vast exploitation of migrants

Women News Network – WNN news release December 13, 2010 A rising number of migrant workers, including migrant women and children working in Malaysia, Thailand and Kazakhstan are facing conditions of exploitation, confiscated passports, excessive work hours, manipulation of wages and worse according to a new December 2010 HRW – Human Rights Watch report. After […]