The Vulnerability Box: An interview with Dr. Phaik Yeong Cheah on pregnant women, children, refugees and research

Cameron Conaway with Dr. Phaik Yeong Cheah – WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Pregnant women with malaria are not given the most effective drugs during their first trimester. Why? It’s contraindicated. “We need to ask ‘why?’ again to get to a deeper answer,” insists Dr. Phaik Yeong Cheah, Head of Bioethics and Engagement […]

Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA for WNN Improve It (WNN/UNRWA) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: Sharing a first-hand account of Palestinian woman refugee Ms. Maysoun Za’ttoutt speaks directly to the emergency conditions inside Syria today. “This is something the world and the United Nations must act on together and quickly,” says WNN – Women News Network founder Lys Anzia. “An […]

[Palestine] Women refugees: hope in the future

[Palestine] Women refugees: hope in the future

Melica Rochi – Alternative  Information Center– Wednesday, 08 January 2014 (originally published 06 Jan) Amal al-Mustakbal, Hope in the Future, is the name of a cultural center in Bethlehem’s Aida refugee camp. This name holds inside of itself many different meanings. It represents not only the wishes about the future for children and the Palestinian […]

Hona Zarqa: the local women making the media their own

Hona Zarqa: the local women making the media their own

Alice Su – Middle East Monitor – Friday, 13 September 2013 (originally published  10 Sept) Sally Ahmed Zarir works in a newsroom inside a refugee camp. Zarqa, Jordan’s industrial centre 12 miles northeast of Amman, is home to over 50 per cent of Jordanian’s factories, a 15.9 per cent unemployment rate, and the country’s oldest […]

Memories of refugee camp life feed Al-Badry’s images of Iraqi women refugees

Memories of refugee camp life feed Al-Badry’s images of Iraqi women refugees

Engy Abdelkader – WNN Justice (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., U.S.: Few things in life are black and white. For Wesaam Al-Badry, however, matters concerning human rights – particularly those relating to women and children – leave no room for negotiation. The 28 year-old, Iraqi-born photojournalist now calls Nebraska home. Al-Badry’s childhood experiences helped mould his unrelenting […]