Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Kimberly M. Brown for Equality Now – WNN Justice commentary (WNN/EN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Last August, while house hunting in Omdurman, Sudan, a 19-year-old pregnant and divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven young men. Immediately after the attack, a police officer found the […]

Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: On Monday March 10 nation members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland along with UN experts discussed heightened dangers for human rights defenders worldwide. Not only are dangers increasing, safe locations for human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders is “shrinking,” […]

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new Kickstarter book publishing campaign by Fotoevidence, uses photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur. The campaign also highlights the courage and fortitude of 34-year-old Papuan native Helen […]

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 […]

Have international laws ultimately failed global women?

Have international laws ultimately failed global women?

Lisa Anderson – WNN Justice (WNN/TLW) New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES: Gender inequality deprives women and girls of justice in the developing world, whether they seek it from formal law courts or informal community justice systems, said a report by the International Development Law Organization. “The law has, quite simply, failed women,” Irene Khan, IDLO […]

We can’t turn away from “the global problem” – FGM

We can’t turn away from “the global problem” – FGM

Cristina Ollagnier – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Strasbourg, FRANCE: I’ve known about the supreme abomination concerning female genital mutilation for over 20 years now. Still, the subject is rarely visible in the media world. There are only a handful (poor) associations who fight and inform against it, and despite some African countries to have forbidden it, […]