Burmese village violence against children & families must stop, says UNICEF

Burmese village violence against children & families must stop, says UNICEF

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations agency for children, UNICEF, is urging all waring parties in Myanmar, also known as Burma, to “put an end to violence” as they focus on the plight of children under conflict conditions. In Myanmar’s Rakhine region severe clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims […]

Why does the West fear Islam?

Why does the West fear Islam?

Jocelyne Cesari – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: While scholarly work has debunked the idea of incompatibility of Islam with Western values, it has not really changed this dominant perception pervading political discourse and policy making. This notion of incompatibility between Islam and the West has actually intensified in the […]

Barcelona, Spain works to turn around immigrant prejudice

Barcelona, Spain works to turn around immigrant prejudice

Maria-Paz Lopez – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Barcelona, SPAIN, EUROPE: “They are invading us”, “They don’t respect the rules”, “They don’t pay taxes”, “They don’t want to integrate”, “They get special subsidies to open businesses”, are just a few of the often repeated accusations against immigrant communities in Spain. To deal with rising prejudices, Barcelona City […]

PAKISTAN: Advocates call for immediate release of girl charged with ‘Blasphemy’

PAKISTAN: Advocates call for immediate release of girl charged with ‘Blasphemy’

WNN Breaking (WNN/FIDH) Lahore, PAKISTAN / Paris, FRANCE: The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), are calling for the immediate release of Rimsha Masih, a 14 year-old Christian girl with learning difficulties  who has been arrested in Pakistan. She is currently being held in […]