Afghan men work to strengthen the fight for women & girls in Afghanistan

Afghan men work to strengthen the fight for women & girls in Afghanistan

Amina Zia Massoud – WNN Features WNN – Women News Network Afghan correspondent Amina Zia Massoud outlines her ‘insider perspective’ covering the negative effects of change that might come to the country if a more ‘Talibanized’ region is part of Afghanistan’s imminent future. How are women’s advocates inside Afghanistan feeling as the time for U.S. […]

Does Hurricane Sandy prove climate change is happening?

Does Hurricane Sandy prove climate change is happening?

Lisa Anderson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/TL/AN) New York, NEW YORK, U.S.: Staring out of my apartment window in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning at an eerie green-tinged sky that buffeted my building with powerful wind gusts, unleashed barrages of driving rain and then suddenly glowed with a sickly sunshine, I saw and heard two things […]

Hearing in UK Parliament hopes to stamp out immigrant child brides

Hearing in UK Parliament hopes to stamp out immigrant child brides

Maria Caspani – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/Trustlaw) London, UNITED KINGDOM: An unknown number of girls in Britain are married before the age of 18 each year, with many sent to their family’s country of origin to get married over the summer break, according to the chair of a parliamentary inquiry on child marriage. Last week […]

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Images of Port-au-Prince, Haiti under massive death, destruction and rubble are starting to fade from the media, but conditions of squalor and psychological aftershocks remain as Haiti deals with a persistent crisis – an ongoing sexual violence directed against innocent women and girls. Releasing a strategic plan for family housing […]