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 […]

Fears of full famine under drought follow increased need for aid in Somalia

Fears of full famine under drought follow increased need for aid in Somalia

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has issued a crisis announcement this week asking for a step up in international aid in the face of a national food and hunger disaster following an extended drought affecting the eastern Horn of Africa. Shortages of rainfall in the region from […]

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 […]

Data maps crisis impacts for refugees under Trump's executive orders

Data maps crisis impacts for refugees under Trump's executive orders

(WNN Data Maps / Katherane Jones and Ezra Kaytaz from theconversation.com): On Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 and amid the world’s greatest refugee crisis since World War II, Donald Trump imposed a four-month suspension of all refugee admissions into the US and indefinitely banned entry to all Syrian refugees. The president’s executive order suspends the US’s […]

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It was when I began to have images of women from around the world who are suffering flash before my mind, that the reality of the state of the world started ‘sinking in’ after my trip to the United Nations Commission […]

Child migrants continue to face discrimination inside U.S.

Child migrants continue to face discrimination inside U.S.

Amy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh for Democracy Now! – WNN Interviews (WNN/DN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: What is now considered a “humanitarian crisis” by U.S. President Barack Obama as well as other local and global immigrant advocates, has brought over 50 thousand plus migrant children to the United States within the last year. It is […]