Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As incidences of intimidation, exploitation, early marriage and sexual assault rise for Syrian women and girls during the conflict in the region, Syrian women are now pushing back against the trauma of war in hopes of gaining their own form of empowerment. Syrian actress Ms. Nanda […]

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Oliver Holmes – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) Beirut, LEBANON: Syria’s civil war is unleashing a “staggering humanitarian disaster”, sending hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries, many of them citing fear of rape, an aid agency said on Monday. The New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC) said Syrian refugees interviewed in Lebanon and Jordan […]

Syrian refugee daughters question unwanted offers of marriage

Syrian refugee daughters question unwanted offers of marriage

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) Amman, JORDAN: Exposing the increasing plight of young refugee women leaving Syria, an October 10 blog post by Global Voices – the award-winning web-based global community of 500+ bloggers and citizen journalists – has brought the voices of Syrian women into the foreground. Young women who are leaving the […]

Violence at home is “greatest danger” for West Africa women says IRC

Violence at home is “greatest danger” for West Africa women says IRC

WNN Breaking (WNN) WEST AFRCIA: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is bringing the issue of violence against women at home to a world audience of advocates, non-governmental organizations and government watch groups in their recently released report, “Let Me Not Die Before My Time – Domestic Violence in West Africa.” Outlining the scale and crisis […]