International Women face Maternity Protection Discrimination

International Women face Maternity Protection  Discrimination

Lisa Schlein for VA – WNN Science & Health Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: A new report by the International Labor Organization finds the large majority of women workers, at least 830 million, does not have adequate maternity protection and continue to face discrimination in the labor market. Despite progress in maternity protection, ILO officials say […]

[US] Migrant Women Bring Voices to Capital

[US] Migrant Women Bring Voices to Capital

Michelle Chen – Huffington Post – Monday, 21 October 2013 (originally published 14 Oct) Adareli Ponce is a typical working woman in America, but her work experience is not typically “American.” Even though the products of the labor of women like her are everywhere, her story is invisible to many. As the main provider for her […]

[Papua New Guinea] Migrant women praise [New Zealand] seminar

[Papua New Guinea] Migrant women praise [New Zealand] seminar

Penny Wardle – Stuff – Thursday, 14 June 2012 (originally published 11 Jun) A seminar aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of migrant women living in Marlborough was held in Blenheim yesterday. Marlborough Newcomers’ Network field co-ordinator Margaret Western said it was the first of two women’s health seminars. Food, health and budgeting were […]

Advocates for US domestic workers bill stay stubborn and strong for equal rights

Advocates for US domestic workers bill stay stubborn and strong for equal rights

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, U.S.: While employed as a “home-care worker,” Teresa, a Mexican national, often returned to her own home after a day of work demeaned and discouraged. She didn’t talk about it at first, but often witnessed abuse in the house where she worked, watching the disabled woman […]

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) UNITED STATES: When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S. administration promised a $25 million a year budget for programs that hope to bring domestic violence prevention organizations to the table along with recent $150 million dollar funded federal […]

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) EUROPE: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a topic that has been rarely associated with Western Europe, yet due to the arrival of immigrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, female circumcision has become a specific Western concern. It is estimated that in the European Union alone, […]

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, […]