Rights activists begin to enter Gaza as bombing intensifies

Rights activists begin to enter Gaza as bombing intensifies

WNN Breaking (WNN) Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, U.S.: A delegation from Code Pink – Women for Peace, a ‘self-described’ “women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations and to challenge militarism globally,” are on their way to to arrive November 25 to join over 500 Egyptian and global protesters […]

World Pneumonia Day 2012 highlights global efforts to stop child deaths

World Pneumonia Day 2012 highlights global efforts to stop child deaths

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNICEF) Baltimore, Maryland, UNITED STATES: Marking the fourth annual World Pneumonia Day on November 12th, 2012, world leaders and the Global Coalition Aganst Child Pneumonia are calling for major efforts in the fight against childhood pneumonia, which remains the number one killer of children under age five. Pneumonia claimed 1.3 million lives in […]

Continued conflict in Burma/Myanmar feeds instability

Continued conflict in Burma/Myanmar feeds instability

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Rakhine State, BURMA/MYANMAR: In the wake of renewed violence, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the authorities in Myanmar to take action to bring an end to the lawlessness currently affecting the north of the Asian country’s Rakhine state. “While the Secretary-General notes the clear recognition at the highest political levels […]

Appoint a woman for U.N. Secretary-General

Appoint a woman for U.N. Secretary-General

Michael E. Brown with Chantal de Jonge Oudraat – San Francisco Chronicle – 14 February, 2011 (originally published 13 Feb) In 2011, Ban Ki-moon begins the fifth year of his five-year term as United Nations secretary-general, and a discussion will begin about a possible extension of his term or a possible successor for him. U.N. […]

Sex-workers get second chance at life with microloans in Kenya

Sex-workers get second chance at life with microloans in Kenya

Correspondent Gitonga Njeru – WNN Features Nairobi, Kenya: With higher levels of economic growth than expected, Kenya’s banks have already begun giving successful loans to a specific and special group of women. Many of these women have struggled through poverty with only one option available to them as they raise their children alone without assistance. […]

Five Women Recognized for Dedication to Women’s Health Worldwide

Five Women Recognized for Dedication to Women’s Health Worldwide

WNN Breaking 8 October, 2010 Business and community leaders, dignitaries and philanthropists joined forces to celebrate advancements in the health and rights of women globally on Thursday, October 7 at the Americans for UNFPA Awards for the Health and Dignity of Women. Award winners included super-model and film maker Christy Turlington Burns, renowned philanthropist Teresa […]