Under violence Nigeria's girl abductees become child soldiers

Under violence Nigeria's girl abductees become child soldiers

Joe DeCapua for VOA News – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Children are bearing the brunt of much of the violence in northeastern Nigeria – including killings, rapes, abductions and attacks on schools. A new report blamed Boko Haram militants, Nigerian security forces and self-defense militias. The group – Watchlist on Children and […]

Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today the appointment of the last of three members of its probe to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip since the […]

Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

IRIN – UN Humanitarian News & Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, […]

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN-OHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday expressed profound regret that Japan has failed to pursue a comprehensive, impartial and lasting resolution of the issue of wartime sexual slavery, warning that the human rights of the victims, known as “comfort women”, continue to […]

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 […]

Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTHEASTERN ASIA:  Transgender women in Malaysia have filed a groundbreaking court case challenging a law that prohibits them from expressing their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 22, 2014, the Putrajaya Court of Appeal is expected to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the laws. Three […]

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 […]

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new Kickstarter book publishing campaign by Fotoevidence, uses photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur. The campaign also highlights the courage and fortitude of 34-year-old Papuan native Helen […]

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