Nepal jail keeps woman journalist forcibly detained incommunicado

Nepal jail keeps woman journalist forcibly detained incommunicado

Charina Cabrido – WNN Justice (WNN) Kathmandu, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: As woman Philippine journalist Charina Cabrido describes her recent experience inside the Hanuman Dhoka jail in Kathmandu.  Ranking in the low 29th percentile with corruption watchdog group TI – Transparency International, Nepal’s record for corruption reveals a wide margin in need of improvement. TI’s Control of […]

Eleven Words

Eleven Words

Melanne Verveer – Huffington Post – Monday, 17 December 2012 (originally published 10 Dec) As we commemorate International Human Rights Day today, December 10, I can’t help but recall the moment 17 years ago in Beijing when then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton proclaimed, “Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.” Today, […]

Afghans Protest Execution of Woman

Afghans Protest Execution of Woman

Associated Press – The Huffington Post – Thursday, 12 July 2012 (originally published 11 Jul) KABUL, Afghanistan — Dozens of men and women took to the streets of Kabul on Wednesday to protest the recent public slaying of an Afghan woman accused of adultery whose gruesome, execution-style killing was captured on video. The footage, which […]

Netanyahu raps pious fringe for segregating women

Netanyahu raps pious fringe for segregating women

Dan Williams – Reuters – Wednesday, 21 December 2011 (originally published 18 Dec) Bus rider likened to Rosa Parks for not sitting in back JERUSALEM, Dec 18 (Reuters) – A woman’s refusal to sit at the back of a Jerusalem-bound bus as demanded by ultra-religious Jews moved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to warn […]

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir correspondent Aliya Bashir – WNN Features Journalist, Aliya Bashir, talks with families whose husbands, brothers and sons have disappeared during years of conflict in Kashmir. (WNN) Srinagar – Indian-Administered Kashmir: Twenty-eight year old Haleema (name changed) is a resident of the predominately Muslim Anantnag district of southern Kashmir. In a region where the literacy […]

Moral Victory of Iranian Women 30 Years After

Moral Victory of Iranian Women 30 Years After

Iran reporter ELAHE AMANI with Lys Anzia – WNN Features Dr. Shirin Ebadi and other lawyers and activists working with DHRC – Defenders of Human Rights Center Iran welcome the decision to set up a Campaign in defense of the Center and express their gratitude to members of the women’s movement who have provided much support […]

Iran Women Say No to Polygamy

Iran Women Say No to Polygamy

Women achieve temporary victory over Iran Family Protection Bill   ELAHE AMANI – WNN Features – Tues 23 Sept, 2008   The Iranian “Family Protection Bill,” which is anything but protective of families, has brought together one of the largest coalitions to oppose a bill since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In […]

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

LYS ANZIA –  WNN Features “The strategy used in women’s prisons now is one of humiliation rather than rehabilitation,” said Jane Evelyn Atwood in her 2007 Amnesty International video documentary, “Too Much Time.” For nine years, Atwood photographed and documented the conditions for women in 40 women’s prisons worldwide including the US, Europe and Eastern […]