Annual U.N. CSW Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty, Violence

Jessica Buchleitner,  WNN Correspondent to the United Nations – WNN features (WNN) New York, New York, NORTH AMERICA –Coined the ‘busiest week for gender and women’s issues at the United Nations’ by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, delegates, diplomats, heads of states and civil society NGO leaders convened from March 14-24 at U.N. headquarters to examine […]

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It was when I began to have images of women from around the world who are suffering flash before my mind, that the reality of the state of the world started ‘sinking in’ after my trip to the United Nations Commission […]

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Guardian Development Network – WNN Improve It (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women’s movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not […]

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Shiloh McCloud – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I loved everything about New York. The taste of lox and bagels. The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. The call of the vendors. The conversations of the street sitters. The brash beautiful light shining on everything. The honking of horns and ringing […]

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 […]

Time for Canada to declare International Women’s Day official holiday

Time for Canada to declare International Women’s Day official holiday

Ellen Woodsworth – Vancouver Observer – Tuesday, 06 March 2012 (originally published 02 Mar) March 8 is creeping nearer, and with that comes International Women’s Day. All over the world, women and their friends will celebrate this amazing day (you can find information on Vancouver’s festivities, here). Where would you like to be, and how would you like […]