Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It was when I began to have images of women from around the world who are suffering flash before my mind, that the reality of the state of the world started ‘sinking in’ after my trip to the United Nations Commission […]

As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

Ruth Jacobs – WNN Features (WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: In a candid and honest interview rights activist and independent sex-worker Jemima talks with Ruth Jacobs, global women’s advocate, author and campaigner based in the UK. Working to dispel public misinformation on the lives of adult sex-workers who choose to enter the consensual sex industry […]

"Human rights & religion need each other" says NY Kairos Center expert

"Human rights & religion need each other" says NY Kairos Center expert

Larry Cox for openDemocracy – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Many human rights activists are secular and view religion as a problem, rather than as an ally. Although religion does often pose serious challenges, it also offers the human rights movement hope for renewal, along with greater legitimacy and impact. Human […]

European Parliament's attempt to reduce prostitution fails women

European Parliament's attempt to reduce prostitution fails women

Ruth Jacobs – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The Swedish model criminalizing the purchase of sex has failed and is dangerous. The European Parliament should have rejected it. Some 560 NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and civil society organizations along with 86 academics and researchers urged the European Parliament to reject the report promoting […]

UN talks ‘Equality for All’ while LGBTI marginalization continues

UN talks ‘Equality for All’ while LGBTI marginalization continues

Katherine Robinson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Sixteen Days of Activism against gender violence ends this Tuesday at a poignant time: on International Human Rights Day, the same day South Africa will hold the official memorial service for one of the world’s most respected human rights icons. Sadly, every call for equality and […]

Peace comes through tolerance says 5th International UNAOC forum

Peace comes through tolerance says 5th International UNAOC forum

WNN Breaking (WNN) Vienna, Austria: Leaders from around the world, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Heinz Fischer of Austria, the Emir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, Foreign Minister Margallo of Spain, Foreign Minister Salehi of Iran, and many others are meeting in Vienna today for the 5th Global […]

UN Executive Director Bachelet says Egypt must “ensure protection of women”

UN Executive Director Bachelet says Egypt must “ensure protection of women”

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) UNITED NATIONS: Following her attendance at The 20th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the top United Nations official tasked with advancing gender equality, Michelle Bachelet, is expressing “deep concern” about the escalating violence against women in Egypt, particularly those protesting in the days following the second anniversary of the […]