Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

Jewel Fraser – IPS – Thursday, 25 September 2014 PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 25 2014 (IPS) – Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanor and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants. As […]

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 […]

Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Katie Davies – Moscow Times – 17 April 2014 (originally published 14 Apr) Russia’s first anti-sexual harassment law has been submitted to the State Duma, despite concerns among critics that its terms will be used to deport foreign workers unfairly. The changes will protect the honor and dignity of “the more beautiful, but weaker sex,” said Oleg Nilov, the bill’s author and a […]

Mexican photojournalist Claudia Guadarrama documents the trauma of migration

Mexican photojournalist Claudia Guadarrama documents the trauma of migration

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) Mexico City, MEXICO: Claudia Guadarrama was born in 1976 in Mexico City. In 1999, she completed her political science studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1997, Claudia began her studies in photography. In 2001, she began photographing in depth essays on political and social issues in […]

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 […]

Haitian Women Cross Border to Give Birth

Haitian Women Cross Border to Give Birth

Lauren Gilger – Florida Center Investigative Report – Monday, 29 August 2011 (originally published 22Aug) JIMANI, Dominican Republic — A doctor sits on the porch of her clinic, the only one in Jimani, the Dominican city that serves as the busiest border crossing between Haiti and its neighbor. Suddenly, one of the bikes kicks up […]

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 […]

Seeking Home – Immigrant Stateless Women Norway

Seeking Home – Immigrant Stateless Women Norway

  Commentary by Palestinian Iraqi immigrant to Norway – Dana A. Mahmoud My family is originally Palestinian from Haifa. My grandparents (from both sides) were born in Haifa, which is now part of Israel. In 1948, during the conflict that followed the 1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (11) ‘Future Government of Palestine’ (also […]

Human Rights Watch new report ‘Rights on the Line’ shows vast exploitation of migrants

Human Rights Watch new report ‘Rights on the Line’ shows vast exploitation of migrants

Women News Network – WNN news release December 13, 2010 A rising number of migrant workers, including migrant women and children working in Malaysia, Thailand and Kazakhstan are facing conditions of exploitation, confiscated passports, excessive work hours, manipulation of wages and worse according to a new December 2010 HRW – Human Rights Watch report. After […]