Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

WNN Breaking UPDATE Friday August 1, 2014: Less than three hours into a mutually agreed temporary ceasefire between Israel military forces and Hamas militia agents in Gaza, a 72 hour truce has been broken as reports come in stating that two Israeli soldiers in Gaza have been killed and one has been captured by Hamas […]

The root cause of violence. Can we explain it?

The root cause of violence. Can we explain it?

Jessica Murrey for CGN – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Washington, DC – Genocide, school shootings, rape… it’s easy to express outrage after the fact. It is obvious that senseless violence is wrong. But what about the root cause? Bias. Fear. Hate. They are alive and kicking in every community. None of us […]

‘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 […]

A Nobel Laureate, a UN Special Rapporteur & others say no to killer robots

A Nobel Laureate, a UN Special Rapporteur & others say no to killer robots

Henry Ridgwell – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: United Nations’ special rapporteur on executions has joined calls for a moratorium on so-called ‘killer robots’ – automated weapons systems which critics fear may one day operate independently from human commanders. It may sound like something from a sci-fi movie – but campaigners say […]

Human Rights Watch calls for swift action to stop military ‘killer robots’

Human Rights Watch calls for swift action to stop military ‘killer robots’

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) London, U.K., EUROPE: Civil society will lead the way to press governments to ban fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch said at the launch of the global Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. These potential future weapons, sometimes called ‘killer robots’, would be able to select and attack targets without any human intervention. […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Flanders, BELGIUM, EUROPE: Outlining what she calls “a serious gap” in conditions under leadership in Liberia, Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is sharing her convictions that women must occupy key roles inside her home country of Liberia as she gets ready for an upcoming symposium at Leuven University in […]

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Ottowa, Ontario, CANADA: An independent fact-finding delegation to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, found that violence against women — including murder, rape and forced disappearances — has reached a crisis point in the region.  The Nobel Peace Laureates are calling for concerted […]