Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

WNN Improve It (WNN) United Nations,  New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Did you know violence and abuse against elderly women, the worlds fastest growing demographic group, range from sexual violence, property grabbing, financial abuse and increasingly, extreme violence against older women accused of witchcraft? Throughout history, women described as witches have been persecuted, tortured and […]

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

Jessica Berman for VOA News  – WNN Science & Health (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Beginning in October, U.S. scientists who want government money to fund their research will have to start using female animals and cells in their research.The announcement from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biggest founder of medical […]

New report highlights global midwife shortage

New report highlights global midwife shortage

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new report said there’s a severe shortage of midwives in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those countries suffer 96 percent of the world’s maternal deaths and more than 90 percent of stillbirths and newborn deaths. The […]

Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Science & Health (WNN) Washington DC, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: A new report said there’s a severe shortage of midwives in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those countries suffer 96 percent of the world’s maternal deaths and more than 90 percent of stillbirths and […]

How SA fails its poor mothers

How SA fails its poor mothers

MIA MALAN – IPS – 18 August, 2011 (originally published 14 Aug) The birth pangs arrived without much warning at all. They cut through her, forcing her to double up, melting the icy chill of early morning with hot pain. The searing cramps were announcing the impending arrival of 22-year-old Noyise Mtshonisi’s first child. The young […]

PODCAST: Why Reproduction Matters

PODCAST: Why Reproduction Matters

Women News Network – WNN Interviews Michelle Goldberg talks about her award winning book, “The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World,” as she exposes the global war on women’s reproductive rights and its disastrous and unreported consequences for the future of our world. “I wrote a book that came out […]

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features Recent increases in deaths from tuberculosis among Saharia tribal miners creates an alarming rise in widows Majhera Village, India: Because of the deaths of so many miners, India’s village of Majhera, in the Shivpuri District inside the State of Madhya Pradesh, is now called the, “village of widows.” One Saharia […]