Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Another Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Autonomous Region in Sichuan, China has set herself on fire outside the monastery where she was on retreat as a part of a string of ongoing self-immolation protests made against China’s continuing clamp down on indigenous Tibetans. 31-years of […]

Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Media Benjamin for Code Pink – WNN Breaking commentary (WNN/CP) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. I saw people who had been muzzled their entire lives, especially women, suddenly discovering their collective voice. Singing, chanting, demanding, […]

Tawakkol Karman, First Arab Woman Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Gives Away Her $500,000 Award

Tawakkol Karman, First Arab Woman Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Gives Away Her $500,000 Award

Eleanor Gokberg – Huffington Post – 12 November 2013 (originally published 09 Nov) Tawakkul Karman, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has donated all $500,000 of her award money. Dubbed the “mother of the revolution” in the mass uprising against the authoritarian regime of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Karman was […]

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

WNN Breaking (WNN) Lhasa, PEOPLE”S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: In a continuing series of self-immolations highlighting the continuing plight for indigenous Tibetans living inside the region of China, a young 20-year-old Buddhist monk name Tsering Gyal has miraculously survived, but reports on-the-ground say he is in serious condition, following a suicide attempt after catching […]

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Golnaz Esfandiari for RFE/RL – WNN Justice (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: A group of prominent Iranian women’s rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for President-elect Hassan Rohani, who spoke against gender discrimination during his campaign and said women and men should enjoy the same rights and opportunities. The group […]