[India] Women Herders Bring Change

[India] Women Herders Bring Change

Athar Parvaiz – IPS – Thursday, 19 June 2014 (originally published 18 Jun) KUTCH, India, Jun 18 2014 (IPS) – When Sangan Bhai, a humble man in the Kutch region of India’s western state of Gujarat, was offered a position as an executive member of the local camel breeder’s association, he made a decision that […]

Peru's indigenous hero Ruth Buendia wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Peru's indigenous hero Ruth Buendia wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Mitra Taj for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Lima, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA: An indigenous activist whose lawsuits helped derail plans to dam Peruvian rivers to supply electricity to Brazil has won a top environmental award in the United States, prize organizers said on Monday. Ruth Buendia, a 37-year-old leader of the Ashaninka people in […]

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

Didi Kirsten Tatlow – New York Times – Wednesday, 18 December 2013 (originally published 17 Dec) The middle-aged farming women forming a human pyramid in front of the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government headquarters in Hangzhou last week constituted a small protest that pointed to a big problem: persistent economic and political discrimination against women in […]

Human rights activists need protection & support, says UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

Human rights activists need protection & support, says UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS:  Standing up for human rights defenders worldwide, former Ugandan magistrate and current UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya has been highlighting the needs for the most vulnerable members of society. Sending her report to the United Nations General Assembly Sekaggya is calling for all rights defenders […]

Revolution in Beduin women’s education

Revolution in Beduin women’s education

Linda Gradstein – Jerusalem Post – Friday, 25 October 2013 (originally published 21 Oct) Eman Abu Ammar, 24, is studying language and literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Unlike many Beduin girls her age, she’s in no rush to get married. Abu Ammar covers her hair with a bright blue head scarf, or hijab. […]