Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

Film producer Sona Tatoyan speaks to healing the Armenian Genocide

Film producer Sona Tatoyan speaks to healing the Armenian Genocide

Sona Tatoyan with Lys Anzia – WNN Interviews (WNN) Istanbul, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: She believes in a new future for all Armenians. That’s what Syrian/Armenian/American actor and film producer Sona Tatoyan shared in a recent one-on-one interview with WNN – Women News Network. Tatoyan, as producer of an inspired upcoming film based on the book “Three Apples […]

Targeted because they went to school – Nigeria's missing girls

Targeted because they went to school – Nigeria's missing girls

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with Babatunde Osotimehin – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA: Today more than 200 school girls will wake up to another day in an unthinkable nightmare. Three weeks ago, they were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to protect them. In […]

Dreaming in India

Dreaming in India

Rashmi Tiwari – Washington Post – Wednesday, 30 April 2014 (originally published 28 Apr) Growing up in India, I tried to defy the gender bias that plagues the vast majority of girls in the country. I spent the early years of my childhood in the modern society of Mumbai before relocating with my mother to […]

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations has drawn on the bustling energy of two of the world’s most fabled crossroads – New York City’s Times Square and Tokyo’s Shibuya crossing – to spotlight the ongoing struggle of besieged civilians trapped amid Syria’s civil war, launching a “flashmob” and simultaneously showing […]

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Alysa Landry – Indian Country – Tuesday, 01 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) Only four out of 100 residents of Montana’s Blackfeet Nation feel safe, according to Wendy Bremner, a victim’s specialist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Children on this 3,000-square-mile reservation near the United States-Canada border experience adverse events at more than […]

Zanele Muholi, South African Photographer, Highlights Lesbians, Transgender Women

Zanele Muholi, South African Photographer, Highlights Lesbians, Transgender Women

Glennisha Morgan – Huffington Post – Tuesday, 26 March 2013 (originally published 18 Mar) South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi puts the spotlight on her nation’s lesbian and transgender community in her new exhibit, “Faces and Phases.” Muholi captured the subjects and their unique stories in black and white to give the collection “a […]

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