Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Golnaz Esfandiari for RFE/RL – WNN Justice (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: A group of prominent Iranian women’s rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for President-elect Hassan Rohani, who spoke against gender discrimination during his campaign and said women and men should enjoy the same rights and opportunities. The group […]

Over decades human rights has made “historic advances” says UN’s Navi Pillay

Over decades human rights has made “historic advances” says UN’s Navi Pillay

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WEST EUROPE: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on today (June 27, 2013) said there had been significant achievements since a historic human rights document was adopted in Vienna 20 years ago, but there have also been many setbacks and “the magnificent construction is still […]

Did Colombian woman human rights activist die under ‘mysterious’ circumstances?

Did Colombian woman human rights activist die under ‘mysterious’ circumstances?

WNN Breaking Amnesty International outlines the life of former Colombian human rights defender and activist Angélica Bello who died under ‘mysterious’ circumstances on February 16, 2013 (WNN/AI) Bogotá, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA: For years Angélica Bello, a human rights defender from Colombia, rarely spent a day alone – that would have been, simply, too dangerous. A […]

New laws and attitudes on honor violence show progress in Middle East

New laws and attitudes on honor violence show progress in Middle East

Rasha Dewedar – WNN Opinion (WNN) Cairo: Women in Arab countries have become increasingly visible in demonstrations for democracy, especially in Egypt and Tunisia. However, they still face several hurdles, many of which were discussed at a recent training program in Stockholm for opinion makers from the Middle East and North Africa. As a journalist […]