Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Aliya Bashir – WNN Justice (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR: For over two decades, it has been an endless wait for families in the Indian Administered Region of Kashmir. Missing what they fondly call “their dear ones” these families have experienced what they describe as “immense pain” for family members who have disappeared from the […]

Male child preference in Kashmir India marks continuing grave impacts for girls

Male child preference in Kashmir India marks continuing grave impacts for girls

Nusrat Ara – WNN Features (WNN) SRINAGAR, Indian-Administered Kashmir: Preference for a male child is a known fact in Kashmir. Like most South Asian societies this preference in gender can often turn into prejudice, discrimination and worse. Many modern cases of discrimination against girls are now resulting in death. Indian history and culture has brought […]

Lost Daughters – An ongoing tragedy in Nepal

Lost Daughters – An ongoing tragedy in Nepal

KAMALA SARUP, Nepal Correspondent with LYS ANZIA – WNN Features WNN Nepal – “In recent years, millions of women and girls have been trafficked across borders and within countries. The global trafficking industry generates an estimated five to seven billion U.S. dollars each year, more than the profits generated by the arms and narcotics trades,” […]

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

By Shuriah Niazi with Lys Anzia – WNN Features – Manual Scavenging Girl, India – Matt Corks 2006 image – “In some urban slums of many major cities of India, and more so in the case of semi-urban areas, dry toilets are a sad part of the common reality,” said Dr. Sam Paul, National Secretary […]