‘Women human rights defenders deserve our protection’, says Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

‘Women human rights defenders deserve our protection’, says Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

Jody Williams for The Nobel Women’s Initiative – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/NWI) Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, AMERICAS: This Friday, to mark the eighth anniversary of the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, we will celebrate women around the world standing on the frontlines. These women are defending their land and the environment and providing a voice to […]

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Cristina Avila-Zesatti – WNN Improve It (WNN/GPI) Oaxaca, MEXICO: She is cursed and persecuted by her home community. She has received death threats. Federal police follow her to protect her life. Still, she describes herself as “the freest woman in the world.” She is Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza. Cruz is from the village of Santa Maria […]

UN studies domestic violence in Cherokee

UN studies domestic violence in Cherokee

Smoky Mountain News – Thursday, 3 February, 2011 (originally published 26 Jan) A United Nations expert on women’s human rights is investigating why Native women face the highest rates of sexual and physical assault of any group in the U.S. Rashida Manjoo, United Nations special rapporteur on Violence Against Women, will visit the Eastern Band […]