Dangers for girl's in school increase in Nigeria following abductions

Dangers for girl's in school increase in Nigeria following abductions

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) Chibok, NIGERIA, WESTERN AFRICA: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have condemned the abduction of some 100 school girls from their hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday and called for their immediate release. Describing the abduction that occurred in Chibok in Borno state as “shocking,” Mr. Ban called for […]

Afghan women opt for change through democracy

Afghan women opt for change through democracy

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Commentary (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As the Saturday April 5 final vote count is yet to come in for the presidential election in Afghanistan, the power of Afghan women who carry a wish for a ‘changed and better’ country has already created change in the form of 1.3 million […]

Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Afghanistan’s Justice Ministry has proposed reintroducing public stoning for convicted adulterers, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban’s brutal rule. Human Rights Watch and Afghan officials said Monday the sentence for married adulterers – along with flogging for unmarried offenders – appears in a draft […]

KENYA: Violence deeply impacts women during Nairobi hostage siege

KENYA: Violence deeply impacts women during Nairobi hostage siege

WNN Breaking (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Statements of condolence and concern came from the Office of the United Nations Secretary General over 36 hours ago as the those involved in an armed siege in the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi continued. People trapped inside Nairobi’s popular upscale shopping mall were […]

‘Burka Avenger’ fights for Pakistani schools

‘Burka Avenger’ fights for Pakistani schools

Saba Eitizaz  – BBC News – Tuesday, 30 July 2013 (originally published 26 Jul) Female cartoon superhero Burka Avenger is set to debut on Pakistani television next month. The country’s answer to Wonder Woman and Supergirl uses books and pens against bad guys trying to shut the girls’ school where she works. She is already […]

Iraq women attacked in push for human rights and freedom

Iraq women attacked in push for human rights and freedom

Marcia G. Yerman –  WNN Breaking Although the focus of many media reports has been on Egypt’s Tahrir Square, there is another Tahrir Square that demands our attention—the one in Baghdad. On Friday, June 10, members of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) were attacked and sexually molested as they gathered there to […]