Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Amid reports of deliberate targeting of women and girls in Iraq, senior United Nations officials today voiced deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian and security situations in the country, where more than 1.2 million people have fled their homes in fear for their lives. “As the […]

Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: On Monday March 10 nation members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland along with UN experts discussed heightened dangers for human rights defenders worldwide. Not only are dangers increasing, safe locations for human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders is “shrinking,” […]

Ukraine laws must meet human rights standards, says UN Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

Ukraine laws must meet human rights standards, says UN Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

WNN Justice (WNN/OHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on January 22, 2014 stressed the urgent need for constructive dialogue in Ukraine to avoid further escalation of the unrest in the country, particularly in the wake of sweeping new legislation that falls short of international human rights […]

Attorney photographer Sara Anjargolian eyes social injustice in Armenia

Attorney photographer Sara Anjargolian eyes social injustice in Armenia

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With a 2002 Fulbright Scholarship U.S. California based Armenian American photographer and attorney Sara Anjargolian fell in love with Armenia, the country connected to her from childhood. But as she began to explore the region her experience in law school reminded her, […]

[African] Women asylum seekers protest against Israel

[African] Women asylum seekers protest against Israel

Sapa-AFP – Mail & Guadian – Tuesday, 21 January 2014 (originally published 15 Jan) Thousands of African women and children asylum-seekers in Israel marched in Tel Aviv on Wednesday against the Jewish state’s immigration policies, an Agence France-Presse correspondent said. “We are refugees,” women chanted, many of them carrying infants or pushing prams along the […]

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Interview (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The first time I met award winning Bulgarian woman photojournalist Svetlana Bachevanova was over 8 years ago in 2005. I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the time curating a photography show called “Ghosts of Humanity.” The photo-show was about life, death […]

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