Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Bolstering legal rights for same-sex couples offering lesbian and gay citizens in the U.S. a ‘step-up’ under equality in the courtroom, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will be implementing equality measures for same-sex couples to match current legal rights for hetero-couples in […]

United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES: United Nations officials today joined millions of people around the world who are taking a stance against violence against women as part of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign. The One Billion Rising campaign, sponsored by the V-day Organization, seeks to mobilize men and women around the […]

LEBANON: Youth groups work to bring society together without discrimination

LEBANON: Youth groups work to bring society together without discrimination

Vanessa Bassil – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Beirut: The recent violence between political parties – some of them affiliated with different religious sects – in Tripoli and Beirut has made headlines, and shows the degree to which political conflicts in Lebanon remain a potent social problem. Lebanon is composed of 18 religious communities, and all too often, […]

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) California, U.S.: Every year during the month of February, Black History Month is celebrated in United States.  The theme this year for 2012 was “Black women in American culture and history” because African American women have played a critical, and under-recognized, role of the making of the United States. […]