“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

Indigenous woman chief brings Canada separation and politics together

Indigenous woman chief brings Canada separation and politics together

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Victoria Island, Ottowa, CANADA: In January advocates at the Nobel Women’s Initiative released a statement in support of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and the Idle No More movement in Canada, and globally. Today, after numerous public calls for her to end her ‘liquid only’ hunger strike to end indigenous discrimination and a […]

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Ottowa, Ontario, CANADA: An independent fact-finding delegation to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, found that violence against women — including murder, rape and forced disappearances — has reached a crisis point in the region.  The Nobel Peace Laureates are calling for concerted […]

Peace with women’s protection and rights in Guatemala have been intregral

Peace with women’s protection and rights in Guatemala have been intregral

Nobel Women’s Initiative – WNN Opinion “We must recognize that sexual violence has been the greatest silence of wars.” See this video: Meet Luz Méndez (WNN) OPINION: Luz is a women’s rights activist and peacemaker from Guatemala. She has long advocated for the recognition of women’s rights in peacebuilding efforts and bringing to the surface […]

Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative with WNN – Women News Network – WNN Features (WNN) Iran: For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign the Nobel Women’s Initiative highlighted the plight of Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh who still remains under incarceration in spite of international campaigns for her release. Sotoudeh has […]