Women’s shelter for new Canadians presses for stable funding

Women’s shelter for new Canadians presses for stable funding

CBC News – Wednesday, 14  August 2013 (originally published  12 Aug) An Edmonton shelter that helps refugee and immigrant women escape violent situations is worried about its future if it can’t find more stable sources of funding. The program known as WIN III is operated by the Edmonton Women’s Shelter, which runs two other shelters […]

Advocates for US domestic workers bill stay stubborn and strong for equal rights

Advocates for US domestic workers bill stay stubborn and strong for equal rights

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, U.S.: While employed as a “home-care worker,” Teresa, a Mexican national, often returned to her own home after a day of work demeaned and discouraged. She didn’t talk about it at first, but often witnessed abuse in the house where she worked, watching the disabled woman […]

For battered immigrant women, fear of deportation becomes abusers’ weapon, but 2 laws can overcome that

For battered immigrant women, fear of deportation becomes abusers’ weapon, but 2 laws can overcome that

Pamela Constable – Washington Post – Friday, 10 February 2012 (originally published 08 Feb) Teresa Gomez, a Salvadoran woman in her 20s, and Margaret Ashong, a grandmother from Ghana, endured regular beatings, threats and insults by the fathers of their children. Like many battered immigrant women in the Washington area, they mostly suffered in silence, […]

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 […]

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) EUROPE: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a topic that has been rarely associated with Western Europe, yet due to the arrival of immigrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, female circumcision has become a specific Western concern. It is estimated that in the European Union alone, […]