[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

Katherine Boyle – Washington Post – Friday, 05 April 2013 (originally posted on 01 Apr) On Tuesday evening, when Vice President Biden takes the stage at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, he’ll honor a certain kind of humanitarian working to end violence against women: men. At the nonprofit organization’s annual Kennedy Center event, Biden […]

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Katie Nguyen  – WNN MDG Stories A girl carries a basket of cocoa pods on her head during a harvest in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on August 24, 2010. Yusuf Ahmad/REUTERS  (WNN) LONDON: What would happen if women farmers were given the same opportunities as men? Their agricultural yields could grow by 20 percent to […]

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,” […]

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 […]

When a Girl Student Stands Up and Wins

When a Girl Student Stands Up and Wins

Fighting teacher-student rape in Zambia Sally Chiwama – WNN Features (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, AFRICA: In Feb 2006, only three months before the Zambian government ratified the African Union’s Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, a young girl student was calculatingly raped by her greatest authority figure, her own school teacher. The minor and […]