Worldwide 16 Days Campaign says no to violence against women

Worldwide 16 Days Campaign says no to violence against women

Anita Powell for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Activists around the world on Monday launched 16 days of activism against gender violence, an annual campaign that for more than 20 years has aimed to eradicate violence against women and girls.  But the campaign appears to have largely failed in countries like South […]

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) San Fransisco, California, UNITED STATES: On February 14, 2013 millions of women worldwide participated in Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women. Just two days earlier (Feb. 12, 2013), the United States Senate easily passed S.47, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, officially transmitting […]

Can Afghan women benefit from local or national law strategies?

Can Afghan women benefit from local or national law strategies?

Mark Tran – WNN Justice (WNN/GDN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, CENTRAL ASIA: Afghanistan’s constitution and domestic laws offer extensive protection to women, yet abuse of Afghan women from domestic violence, sexual harassment and rape to trafficking of women and children and “honour killings” is pervasive. Even where violations of the 2009 law on the elimination of violence […]

Severe violence against PNG women must stop says United Nations

Severe violence against PNG women must stop says United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/RW) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: The United Nations (UN) system in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is gravely concerned by the torture and killing of Ms. Kepari Laniata, a 20-year-old young woman who was accused of using sorcery to kill a six-year old boy in Mount Hagen on 6 February 2013, and other […]

UN GENEVA: Women commit to bring peace and security to the MENA region

UN GENEVA: Women commit to bring peace and security to the MENA region

Participants at the WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference – WNN Opinion (WNN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: At the MENA 1325 conference, hosted by WILPF – Women’s League for Peace and Freedom in Geneva, Switzerland, women came together to share, talk and solve global challenges facing all women […]

Violence at home is “greatest danger” for West Africa women says IRC

Violence at home is “greatest danger” for West Africa women says IRC

WNN Breaking (WNN) WEST AFRCIA: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is bringing the issue of violence against women at home to a world audience of advocates, non-governmental organizations and government watch groups in their recently released report, “Let Me Not Die Before My Time – Domestic Violence in West Africa.” Outlining the scale and crisis […]

Men help stop violence against women through The Pixel Project

Men help stop violence against women through The Pixel Project

Marcia Yerman – WNN Opinion   (WNN) Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA: Regina Yau is on a mission—and she is using the tools of social media and the power of the internet to push her agenda forward. As Founder and President of The Pixel Project, Yau is determined to raise global awareness about violence against women and […]

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani talks TV media & how men can protect women

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani talks TV media & how men can protect women

Elahe Amani – WNN Interviews (WNN) Beirut, LEBANON: In an amazing coordinated campaign, a Lebanese advocacy group dedicated to protecting women  from violence shook up the media world by working closely with men as they asked them to act decisively and without hesitation to stop violence against women. Elahe Amani, special reporter from Iran for […]

‘Zero tolerance for violence against women’

‘Zero tolerance for violence against women’

Mail & Guardian online – Friday, 25 November, 2011 United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has called for zero tolerance for violence against women, adding that the pervasiveness of violence against women poses a serious barrier to gender equality. According to the UN, 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime, and one in five […]