New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Undocumented mothers literally stood up for their rights in New York, calling on President Barack Obama to keep his promise for executive action on immigration reform. At New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, an informal “town hall” at CUNY’s [City University of New York] Baruch College campus on […]

Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Bahar Mirhosseini – WNN Features (WNN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: To date the United States Customs and Border Protection has now apprehended over 57.5 thousand unaccompanied children at the southwestern border of the U.S. from October 2013 to August 2014. These numbers are significantly higher than they were only a few years ago. Although with […]

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

Human Rights Watch –  WNN Improve It (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA:  Thailand’s government should urgently send ethnic Rohingya children from Burma and their families to safe and open family shelters. New research documents abuses by Thai authorities, who should take action against camps in southern Thailand used for trafficking Rohingya and punish officials complicit in […]

UN High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

UN High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As the main United Nations human rights body began its work today on a range of topics, the world body’s top rights official said little doubt remains that chemical weapons were used in Syria and she urged a political solution to the suffering that has reached […]

U.S. President Obama inauguration speech supports “equality” for all

U.S. President Obama inauguration speech supports “equality” for all

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: Martin Luther King day today celebrates the advancement of African American civil rights. In league with the mention of ‘human rights for all’ other civil rights have also been supported by the President today in his speech for the fifty-seventh Presidential Inaugural Address in Washington, D.C. These rights […]

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Luisa Pascoareli – WNN Features (WNN) São Paulo, BRAZIL: Known throughout the world as a ‘welcoming’ country, Brazil in the last decade has opened its doors to more than 286,000 immigrants. They have come from a diverse group of global regions, all for different reasons, coming from the United States, Japan, Paraguay, Portugal and Bolivia, according […]

Norway’s paperless need to be granted human rights

Norway’s paperless need to be granted human rights

Dana A. Mahmoud – WNN Opinion (WNN) OPINION Norway: It is not common for an Arab woman to go public with personal details about her life, but I’ve been brought up to think of myself as a human being worthy of respect. I have also done it to avoid the worse. Therefore I have chosen […]

Thousands Protest Arrest of Immigrant Woman Hero – Norway

Thousands Protest Arrest of Immigrant Woman Hero – Norway

WNN Breaking Johannah Reimer, 17 January, 2011 Thousands of Norwegians are protesting the arrest and deportation of the 25-year old humanitarian activist Maria Amelie. Amelie was arrested by eight immigration officers, Wednesday evening at 11pm after giving a public lecture on the struggle of undocumented workers for being an ‘illegal’ resident. Amelie, who ironically received […]