Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Bahar Mirhosseini – WNN Features (WNN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: To date the United States Customs and Border Protection has now apprehended over 57.5 thousand unaccompanied children at the southwestern border of the U.S. from October 2013 to August 2014. These numbers are significantly higher than they were only a few years ago. Although with […]

Qatar recognizes need for reform under domestic workers rights

Qatar recognizes need for reform under domestic workers rights

Nicholas McGheehan for Guardian Development Network –  WNN Improve It (WNN/GN/GDN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: A long-awaited report has criticized Qatar’s controversial kafala system as “no longer the appropriate tool for the effective control of migration.” This negative assessment of the system, which binds workers to one employer, carries all the more weight because it is […]

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 […]

UN High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

UN High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As the main United Nations human rights body began its work today on a range of topics, the world body’s top rights official said little doubt remains that chemical weapons were used in Syria and she urged a political solution to the suffering that has reached […]

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Luisa Pascoareli – WNN Features (WNN) São Paulo, BRAZIL: Known throughout the world as a ‘welcoming’ country, Brazil in the last decade has opened its doors to more than 286,000 immigrants. They have come from a diverse group of global regions, all for different reasons, coming from the United States, Japan, Paraguay, Portugal and Bolivia, according […]

Mexican photojournalist Claudia Guadarrama documents the trauma of migration

Mexican photojournalist Claudia Guadarrama documents the trauma of migration

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) Mexico City, MEXICO: Claudia Guadarrama was born in 1976 in Mexico City. In 1999, she completed her political science studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1997, Claudia began her studies in photography. In 2001, she began photographing in depth essays on political and social issues in […]

New UK plan limits legal aid to immigrant women

New UK plan limits legal aid to immigrant women

Rebecca Curtis with editor Astrid Zweynert – WNN Breaking LONDON (TrustLaw) – The UK government’s planned cuts to its legal aid scheme will severely disadvantage migrant and refugee women, who may lack knowledge of the UK legal system and family support or face language barriers, campaigners say. The reforms, proposed by the government in November, […]