Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

IRIN – UN Humanitarian News & Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, […]

Helping rape survivors feel stronger, not weaker, through video, film & news media

Helping rape survivors feel stronger, not weaker, through video, film & news media

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Film director, award winning producer and activist Nancy Schwartzman, who’s work has been featured on PBS television show POV – Point of View in 2013, as well as the BBC news and numerous other media networks, wasn’t sure that what happened to her […]

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, […]

Becoming strong: The challenges facing women in Timor-Leste

Becoming strong: The challenges facing women in Timor-Leste

Jemma Williams – WNN Features (WNN) Dili, TIMOR-LESTE, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Fourteen years ago, when Juliana (Lica) Marçal was only 17 years old, she hid inside the Ave Maria church in Suai, East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste, as a horrific massacre took place. Marçal witnessed an attack that lasted for two hours that resulted in […]

Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

WNN Breaking (WNN) Guatemala City, GUATEMALA, SOUTH AMERICA: The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”courtroom conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt brings relief and emotional tears to many of Guatemala’s indigenous. As judgement and sentencing was passed in the National […]

A decade of triumphs still includes needs for African Women

A decade of triumphs still includes needs for African Women

Rainitou Sow for Make Every Woman Count –  WNN Opinion (WNN) OPINION: One year ago, the African Union declared 2010-2020 as African Women’s Decade. The theme of this year is “Health, Maternal Mortality and HIV/AIDS”. This decade is a promise from African governments and the African Union to promote women’s rights and achieve gender equality […]

FILM: The Greatest Silence – Rape in the Congo

FILM: The Greatest Silence – Rape in the Congo

Jack David Eller – WNN Reviews This profound and troubling film explores the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the human toll it takes on women, children, families, and the society. Filmmaker Lisa Jackson, a woman from the Anishinaabe aboriginal tribe of south Ontario, Canada, leads […]