The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

Global Humanitarian Experts Statement Release – WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: This statement, signed individually by 300 global humanitarian advocates and international law experts, has just been released as an international plea for Israel to stop immediately its continuing attack on Gaza’s civilian citizens. Below is an outline with the exact statement […]

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay speaks on rights to privacy

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay speaks on rights to privacy

WNN Breaking (WNN/OHCHR) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Wednesday that studies by her office and others have revealed a “disturbing” lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, “including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to […]

Advocates hope more stringent laws will help prevent bride kidnapping

Advocates hope more stringent laws will help prevent bride kidnapping

WNN Breaking (WNN) Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN, CENTRAL ASIA: A new legislative bill has just been brought into law in the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan and signed into practice by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev. The new more stringent legislation now hopes to strengthen the legal protections for women under the conditions of bride kidnapping in the region. The crime, […]

Women add strong voice for nuclear non-proliferation at UN Geneva

Women add strong voice for nuclear non-proliferation at UN Geneva

WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – UN Geneva – WNN Opinion (WNN/WILPF) UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA: Yesterday, WILPF organized an annual International Women’s Day seminar on disarmament at the United Nations here in Geneva. (WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is an organization presently headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The League […]

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) UNITED STATES: When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S. administration promised a $25 million a year budget for programs that hope to bring domestic violence prevention organizations to the table along with recent $150 million dollar funded federal […]

New laws and attitudes on honor violence show progress in Middle East

New laws and attitudes on honor violence show progress in Middle East

Rasha Dewedar – WNN Opinion (WNN) Cairo: Women in Arab countries have become increasingly visible in demonstrations for democracy, especially in Egypt and Tunisia. However, they still face several hurdles, many of which were discussed at a recent training program in Stockholm for opinion makers from the Middle East and North Africa. As a journalist […]

Sifting through Politics in Human Rights – Women’s Rights

Sifting through Politics in Human Rights – Women’s Rights

MARIA H. LEWYTZKYJ –  WNN Features In part two of a ground breaking interview, Monterey Institute of International Studies MA graduate, U.S. born Ukrainian, Maria Lewytzkyj, talks with U.S. foreign policy expert, Jan Knippers Black about her latest book, “The Politics of Human Rights Protection – Moving Intervention Upstream with Impact Assessment.” In this interview, […]