Why doesn’t Maharashtra have a women’s commission?

Why doesn’t Maharashtra have a women’s commission?

Mahesh Vijapurkar – First Post – Tuesday, 18 December 2012 It is not for nothing that two institutions backed by statutory powers were set up to safeguard Indian citizens’ rights, one on the larger matrix of human rights, and the other specifically to address issues of women. When these two major bodies are not required […]

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/HRW) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Warning of crimes against humanity and possible war crimes being committed, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community this week to overcome differences in order to end the violence and human rights violations in Syria. Reports of specific and increasing violence against women has also […]

Does Global Profit Outrank Human Rights – Women’s Rights?

Does Global Profit Outrank Human Rights – Women’s Rights?

MARIA H. LEWYTZKYJ for  WNN Features Editor – Katherine Rea In part three of a ground breaking interview, Monterey Institute of International Studies MA graduate, U.S. born Ukrainian, Maria Lewytzkyj, continues a fascinating discussion with U.S. foreign policy expert, Jan Knippers Black on how transnational and corporate profits can cause human rights campaigns to falter. […]