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 […]

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

From Ohio captivity to dynamic survivors: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight

From Ohio captivity to dynamic survivors: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight

WNN Breaking (WNN) Cleveland, Ohio, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a combined public statement of public gratefulness Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michell Knight used Youtube to thank everyone who have continued to offer them support and strength since their forced captivity ordeal. This act of thanks is the first time any of the women have […]

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, […]

Sexual assault awareness equals The Clothesline Project

Sexual assault awareness equals The Clothesline Project

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA: Sexual assault is one of the most detrimental types of violence against women.  Even in the societies where women’s advances and more protective rights are in place,  sexual assault is still considered a crime that is most often not fully reported. The burden of violence is […]