U.N. Tribunal weighs in on atrocity against Bosnian women & the Radovan Karadžić Conviction

Jessica Buchleitner with International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Editor: Lys Anzia WNN Interviews Global Footage of the March 24, 2016 judgement against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić via International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. ICTY/United Nations (WNN) The Hague, Netherlands – For the last 20 years, former Bosnian Serb army leader Radovan […]

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 […]

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

IRIN for – WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Bogata, COLOMBIA, AMERICAS: As growing numbers of women languish in Latin American jails on drug-trafficking charges, their role in organized crime is under the spotlight – as is the prison system that incarcerates them, and the patriarchal society that appears to be failing them. Although women still represent the […]

Sierra Leone: Group Promoting Rights of Women Launched in Bo

Sierra Leone: Group Promoting Rights of Women Launched in Bo

Problyn J. Alpha – AllAfrica – Thursday, 20 February 2014 (originally published 17 Feb) A community-based organisation working on the promotion and protection of the rights of socially marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls – Women in Rights Awareness and Development (WIRAD) – has been officially launched in Bo. Addressing her audience at the […]

CONGO: Women seeking justice at ICC see case dismissed

CONGO: Women seeking justice at ICC see case dismissed

WNN Breaking (WNN/FIDH) Geneva, Switzerland, THE HAGUE, ICC: The International Criminal Court in Geneva, Switzerland has just dismissed an important case that may have brought relief for women seeking justice against sexual atrocity in Africa’s Congo region. At the same time the ICC is calling for more detailed investigations. The Trial Chamber II of the […]

Sydney conference tackles gender inequality

Sydney conference tackles gender inequality

Cape Breton Post – Tuesday, 12 June 2012 (originally published 10 Jun)  SYDNEY — Sponsors of a one-day conference Friday in Sydney are hoping their discussions along with information gathered from other sources will result in better access to justice for women in Nova Scotia. “This is really a community outreach effort to discuss issues […]

Peace with women’s protection and rights in Guatemala have been intregral

Peace with women’s protection and rights in Guatemala have been intregral

Nobel Women’s Initiative – WNN Opinion “We must recognize that sexual violence has been the greatest silence of wars.” See this video: Meet Luz Méndez (WNN) OPINION: Luz is a women’s rights activist and peacemaker from Guatemala. She has long advocated for the recognition of women’s rights in peacebuilding efforts and bringing to the surface […]