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 […]

Peace with women’s protection and rights in Guatemala have been intregral

Peace with women’s protection and rights in Guatemala have been intregral

Nobel Women’s Initiative – WNN Opinion “We must recognize that sexual violence has been the greatest silence of wars.” See this video: Meet Luz Méndez (WNN) OPINION: Luz is a women’s rights activist and peacemaker from Guatemala. She has long advocated for the recognition of women’s rights in peacebuilding efforts and bringing to the surface […]

Lessons from the Andes on Budgeting to Close the Gender Gap

Lessons from the Andes on Budgeting to Close the Gender Gap

Milagros Salazar – IPS – 01 December 2011 (originally published 29 Nov) LIMA, Nov 29, 2011 (IPS) – Three countries in South America’s Andean region, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, have a great deal to teach and share with those meeting in Busan, South Korean this week to discuss, among other things, how to make sure […]

Indigenous eco-lodge welcomes first guests in Costa Rica

Indigenous eco-lodge welcomes first guests in Costa Rica

Richard Tinkler – Tico Times – Wednesday, 16 November 2011 (originally published 11 Nov) Fifteen years ago, a group of 32 Bribrí women from Watsi, Talamanca, formed one of the first indigenous tourist and agriculture associations in Costa Rica. Since then, Amuprowa has been welcoming tourists, students and volunteer groups from all over the world […]

BRAZIL: Roma women and families say ‘We exist!’

BRAZIL: Roma women and families say ‘We exist!’

Natalia Viana – WNN Feautures (WNN) São Paulo, BRAZIL: On the outskirts of São Paulo, it’s easy to miss the orange tents amid the tufts of grass in Itaquaquecetuba from the whirl of the freeway. But with a closer look, a Gypsy camp shows its colours: a dozen or so tents with embroidered pieces of […]

FILM: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

FILM: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Thomas B. Stevenson – WNN review This is the first film to document the custom of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan. Recent studies estimate that about half of all marriages in Kyrgyzstan today are conducted through kidnapping, and that in half of these cases a woman is forced into a marriage. This documentary follows the dramatic […]

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Haider Rizvi – IPS – Inter Press Service – Thursday, 3 March, 2011 UNITED NATIONS, Mar 2, 2011 (IPS) – The United States is facing international scrutiny for its apparent failure to prosecute criminals who enter indigenous territories to prey on Native women and girls. Between 60 and 80 percent of violent victimisation of Native […]

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

Diane Urbani de la Paz – Peninsula Daily News – Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 (originally published 9 Jan) SEQUIM — A small band of women in Sequim and Port Angeles share one desire with a women’s cooperative in rural Chiapas, Mexico. They want to show their daughters and granddaughters what’s possible for them as modern […]

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

WNN Radio     “Houseless does not mean homeless,” says Puerto Rican American activist, Tiny (Lisa Gray-Garcia). Tiny is poverty activist and scholar who has lived on the streets and is working today to empower people everywhere who live without a home. She is a poet, educator, organizer, and media genius who publishes and distributes […]