Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: On Monday March 10 nation members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland along with UN experts discussed heightened dangers for human rights defenders worldwide. Not only are dangers increasing, safe locations for human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders is “shrinking,” […]

“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 […]

Human rights activists need protection & support, says UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

Human rights activists need protection & support, says UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS:  Standing up for human rights defenders worldwide, former Ugandan magistrate and current UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya has been highlighting the needs for the most vulnerable members of society. Sending her report to the United Nations General Assembly Sekaggya is calling for all rights defenders […]

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 […]

UN Executive Director Bachelet says Egypt must “ensure protection of women”

UN Executive Director Bachelet says Egypt must “ensure protection of women”

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) UNITED NATIONS: Following her attendance at The 20th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the top United Nations official tasked with advancing gender equality, Michelle Bachelet, is expressing “deep concern” about the escalating violence against women in Egypt, particularly those protesting in the days following the second anniversary of the […]

Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Siobhan Chan – WNN Improve It (WNN/SciDev) London, UNITED KINGDOM: Internet-based technology and tools are becoming vital elements in the movement towards open government. But with so much information available, and so many different social media platforms, it can be hard to find relevant, reliable information. The Middle East-based website CrowdVoice.org — run by Mideast Youth […]