Crimes harming children on rise in Honduras, says rights experts

Crimes harming children on rise in Honduras, says rights experts

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: In early 2014 U.S. Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, Mark Ungar, who is also a faculty member of the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, witnessed a judge of the Honduran courts being gunned down in early 2014 on the sidewalk […]

Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

Iran women rights defenders stay away from UN conference in fear of reprisals

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: On Monday March 10 nation members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland along with UN experts discussed heightened dangers for human rights defenders worldwide. Not only are dangers increasing, safe locations for human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders is “shrinking,” […]

Protection of human rights at heart of United Nations, says UN Geneva on 25th year

Protection of human rights at heart of United Nations, says UN Geneva on 25th year

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Noting that more and more people around the world are taking to the streets to lay claim to their rights, United Nations officials opened the latest session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today with calls for the protection of members of civil society who […]

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The voice of Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war that is tearing their country apart, a United Nations-sponsored conference declared on January 13, stressing that women’s participation is vital in shaping a peaceful future for the strife-wracked Middle Eastern […]

UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) Al-Baida YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: Independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern about recent lethal drone airstrikes, allegedly conducted by United States forces in Yemen, and stressed the need for accountability as a result of their use. According to local security officials, 16 civilians were killed and at least 10 injured […]

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As incidences of intimidation, exploitation, early marriage and sexual assault rise for Syrian women and girls during the conflict in the region, Syrian women are now pushing back against the trauma of war in hopes of gaining their own form of empowerment. Syrian actress Ms. Nanda […]

UN Special Rapporteur speaks out on children’s protection & human rights in Madagascar

UN Special Rapporteur speaks out on children’s protection & human rights in Madagascar

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations/Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: An independent United Nations human rights expert today encouraged the Government of Madagascar to step up efforts to combat the sexual exploitation of children and ensure that perpetrators are punished. “The scourge of sexual exploitation of children through prostitution or sex tourism is omnipresent and too often […]

Freedom of Expression: A vital issue for all artists & musicians

Freedom of Expression: A vital issue for all artists & musicians

Deeyah – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN) London, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: Artists around the world can find themselves banned, censored, persecuted, imprisoned and silenced by states, religious movements, corporations, retailers and lobbying groups, even their own families. Detractors confused and threatened by the emotional power of art have been seeking to repress human creativity and inhibit diversity […]