Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

Jessica Buchleitner with Alessandra Tranquilli- WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, ASIA –  Plan International is a nonprofit organization working in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children through 21 national organizations. In 2014 and 2015, as part of the Asia Child Marriage […]

I dream someday of a day where FGM does not exist

I dream someday of a day where FGM does not exist

Madina Bocoum Daff – WNN Improve It (WNN/PI) Bamako, MALI, WESTERN AFRICA: “Woman has to suffer, woman has to endure”. We grew up listening to these words of my mother almost every day. She told us often “you have to keep your mouth shut whatever be the circumstance because you are a woman.” It was […]

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Davinder Kumar – WNN Improve It (WNN/PI) San Salvador, EL SALVADOR, AMERICAS: In Marcela’s community, back home on the outskirts of San Salvador, girls dread going to school once they become adolescents. They are routinely harassed by boys in their classes and many are coerced into abusive sexual relations. The consequences are particularly devastating for […]

Global NGOs step in to protect child domestic workers

Global NGOs step in to protect child domestic workers

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) New York, New York, UNITED STATES: Ten leading international organizations are calling on ministers of labor around the globe in a letter released at the beginning of the week to protect child domestic workers. They’re also calling to ratify the ILO – International Labour Organization Domestic Workers Convention (Convention 189 concerning Decent […]

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Advocacy for women under domestic violence must work from ‘ground up’

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Advocacy for women under domestic violence must work from ‘ground up’

Davinder Kumar – WNN Features (WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic’s national legislation against violence in place, as well as the international laws on human rights, it is clear that the duty to exercise due diligence to prevent, prosecute and punish violence against women should exist. But very little real protection exists for women […]

Following floods international aid agencies move to help El Salvador

Following floods international aid agencies move to help El Salvador

WNN Breaking (WNN) EL SALVADOR: The IOM – International Organization for Migration and partners have distributed shelter repair kits and other humanitarian assistance to 500 families in El Salvador forced to flee their homes following days of relentless heavy rains in October, and who have until now been taking shelter in collective centres. The heavy […]