Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Carl Nasman – Deutsche Welle – Wednesday, 19 February 2014 In Germany and around the world, demonstrators are trying to encourage public discussion of women’s rights and draw attention to gender violence. Dozens of demonstrations were held in Germany over the weekend. Meanwhile in Europe, thousands of women marched through Madrid in early February, protesting […]

Why are more women than men censored?

Why are more women than men censored?

Meredeth Tax for Open Democracy 50:50 – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/Open Democracy/50:50) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Gender-based censorship, which takes many forms, can be seen in attempts to stifle women’s public voice – from the suppression of Taslima Nasrin’s series for Indian TV to death and rape threats against US feminist bloggers. In A Room […]

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

Don’t tell Muslim women what to wear

Don’t tell Muslim women what to wear

Frida Ghitis – CNN – Thursday, 07 November 2013 (originally published  04 Nov) (CNN) — When a police officer demanded that she cover her hair, Amira Osman Hamed simply refused. “I’m Muslim, and I’m not going to cover my head,” she declared. For that, the 35-year-old Sudanese engineer was arrested last August and charged with […]

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Interview (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The first time I met award winning Bulgarian woman photojournalist Svetlana Bachevanova was over 8 years ago in 2005. I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the time curating a photography show called “Ghosts of Humanity.” The photo-show was about life, death […]

Ad Campaign Addresses Persistent Sexism in Google Searches

Ad Campaign Addresses Persistent Sexism in Google Searches

Mary Mazzoni – Triple Pundit – Friday, November 01, 2013 (originally published 31 Oct) Google autocomplete provides a unique peek inside the collective conscious. Responses are often head-scratching or even hilarious (type in the word “what,” and you may receive suggested queries like “does the fox say” or “is twerking”), but a new ad campaign […]

‘Transformative’ world changes can only exist if we stop inequality

‘Transformative’ world changes can only exist if we stop inequality

Jayati Ghosh – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/GDN) Copenhagen, DENMARK, EUROPE: Nowadays almost everyone will probably acknowledge that growing inequality has become a pressing issue – even business leaders in Davos recently identified it as one of the biggest threats to the world economy. Now, discussions around the post-2015 global agenda include a specific focus on reducing […]

Male child preference in Kashmir India marks continuing grave impacts for girls

Male child preference in Kashmir India marks continuing grave impacts for girls

Nusrat Ara – WNN Features (WNN) SRINAGAR, Indian-Administered Kashmir: Preference for a male child is a known fact in Kashmir. Like most South Asian societies this preference in gender can often turn into prejudice, discrimination and worse. Many modern cases of discrimination against girls are now resulting in death. Indian history and culture has brought […]