When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

Thanks goes to RFE/RL reporter Claire Bigg for this interview – (WNN/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Lady Liberty) KYIV, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country. Aliona Zubchenko, the spokeswoman for the Kyiv-based International Women’s Rights […]

Global relief workers need our support too

Global relief workers need our support too

Ana P. Santos IRIN – humanitarian news and analysis for WNN – Women News Network – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Back-to-back emergencies during the last three months in the Philippines have exposed the need for more psychosocial support (clinical and social assistance to ease mental suffering) for local aid workers who […]

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Interview (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The first time I met award winning Bulgarian woman photojournalist Svetlana Bachevanova was over 8 years ago in 2005. I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the time curating a photography show called “Ghosts of Humanity.” The photo-show was about life, death […]

U.S. women veterans work to survive traumatic event PTSD

U.S. women veterans work to survive traumatic event PTSD

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In January 2013, the Pentagon lifted its ban on women in front-line combat roles in a historic step toward gender equality in the U.S. armed forces after 11 years of nonstop war, during which the front lines were often not clearly defined. With […]

Trauma for rape survivors in war-torn countries heals under group therapy

Trauma for rape survivors in war-torn countries heals under group therapy

Jessica Berman for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new study has found that a form of psychological treatment, called group cognitive therapy, helps ease and reverse the emotional symptoms of victims of rape in war-torn countries where highly-trained psychologists are few and far between. The good news, say researchers, […]