“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 […]

CAIRO: Sexual safety still remains illusive for women journalists under harassment

CAIRO: Sexual safety still remains illusive for women journalists under harassment

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: As new policy by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court of the State Council, headed by Judge Ali Fikri, overturned Justice Minister Mohamed al-Guindy’s recent decision to give Egypt’s military the power of  impunity to arrest civilians, activists are celebrating. But the newly elected President Mohamed Morsi has inherited another […]

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

Jessica Arevalo – Huffington Post – 04 June 2012 (originally published 30 May) The civil rights movement in the United States today has an LGBTQ agenda, and it is gaining momentum. On May 9, President Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage and following suit, the NAACP passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a […]

INDIA: Mumbai college women shame men who perpetrate ‘eve-teasing’ – sexual harassment

INDIA: Mumbai college women shame men who perpetrate ‘eve-teasing’ – sexual harassment

WNN Breaking A new campaign to stop ‘eve-teasing’, also known as sexual harassment on the street in Mumbai, India, is also called the Chappal Maarungi campaign. It literally means “I’ll hit you with a sandal” and is the facebook action cry of five media students from Mumbai based Wilson College orchestrate the campaign as it […]

The new Egypt: Leaving women behind

The new Egypt: Leaving women behind

On International Women’s Day, Egyptian women contemplate being overlooked in the formation of a post-Mubarak future Basma Atassi – Al Jazeera news – Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 (originally published 8 March) While the protests have been hailed for being harassment-free in a society infamous for widespread sexual harassment, Engy Gozlan, who works with HarassMap, an […]

Egypt’s harassed women need their own revolution

Egypt’s harassed women need their own revolution

Mary Rogers – CNN Opinion – Thursday, 17 February, 2011 Editor’s note: CNN producer and camerawoman Mary Rogers has lived and worked in Egypt since 1994. She joined CNN in 1981 and has covered conflicts in Somalia, Sierra Leone, the Congo, Iraq, Chechnya, Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Afghanistan. Recently she filmed the […]