Hey Stranger, Stop Telling Me To Smile

Hey Stranger, Stop Telling Me To Smile

Ana Cecilia Alvarez – Daily Beast – Thursday, 01 August 2013  You hear it all the time. Hey baby, smile for me a little bit. Why are you so upset? Come on I know how to make you feel better. Some women decide to respond to the constant teasing, cat-calling and harassment with a cold […]

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) San Fransisco, California, UNITED STATES: On February 14, 2013 millions of women worldwide participated in Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women. Just two days earlier (Feb. 12, 2013), the United States Senate easily passed S.47, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, officially transmitting […]

INDIA: Land rights for women create opportunities and success

INDIA: Land rights for women create opportunities and success

Nita Bhalla – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/TL) AHMEDABAD, India: When the women of Ganeshpura village began their fight for a patch of overgrown wasteland two decades ago, they were mocked by men, scorned by neighbours and ignored by officials in this conservative, patriarchal region of western India. Not only were they women, but they were also […]

INDIA: Private toilets for rural women continue to transform lives

INDIA: Private toilets for rural women continue to transform lives

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features (WNN) Bhopal: A new women’s movement has been building in rural India. It’s demanding something never considered before for women who often live in areas without adequate or clean running water. Often these are homes with that have no vented heating or adequate flooring. The demand for decent toilet facilities […]