Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

[Pakistan] Gender-based violence: ‘Make violence against women cognizable offence’

[Pakistan] Gender-based violence: ‘Make violence against women cognizable offence’

Shamsul Islam – Express Tribune – Thursday, 29 November 2012 FAISALABAD:Participants of a rally taken out to condemn violence against women urged the government to pass legislation against domestic violence and violence perpetuated by the state machinery to make it a cognisable offence.   The rally, Protect Women against Violence, was taken out by the […]

Syria conditions dire says U.S. United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice

Syria conditions dire says U.S. United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice

WNN Breaking (WNN) BREAKING SYRIA: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice made a statement today strongly condemning the ongoing stream of violence in Syria. The statement was made following a Tuesday January 10, 2012 UN Security Council briefing on the serious situation in the region lead by Lynn Pascoe, Head of the […]

The Women’s Revolution

The Women’s Revolution

Ursula Lindsey – Newsweek Magazine via Daily Beast – Thursday, 29 September 2011 (originally published 25 Sept) Protests in Tahrir Square were meant to bring freedom. Eight months later, women fear their rights are about to be taken away. Dina Wahba approached Tahrir Square on the evening of Jan. 25 with her heart in her […]

Argentina Mothers of Plaza de Mayo: Living legacy of hope and human rights

Argentina Mothers of Plaza de Mayo: Living legacy of hope and human rights

Marie Trigona – WNN Features (WNN) ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires city center, known as Plaza de Mayo, has been a site of protest for decades. It is here that the Mothers of Argentina’s ‘disappeared,’ begin their weekly march in the capital plaza every Thursday afternoon. Known as the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, they have passed […]