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 […]

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,” […]

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, UNITED NATIONS: The gender rights super agency known as UN Women is gearing up with a new campaign that encourages men, as well as boys, to start now to use a gender-lens toward global advocacy. Launched officially on International Women’s Day, Saturday March 8, the ‘He for She‘ campaign has […]

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 […]

Is UN conference on women side-stepping important human rights issues?

Is UN conference on women side-stepping important human rights issues?

Shaliz Navab – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I always considered myself quite globally aware, possessing a quadruple citizenship and having attended international schools all my life. Nevertheless the term diversity was redefined to me the moment I stepped into the United Nations building in New York City to attend […]

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/FPP) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Indigenous women from Asia and Pacific speak out about sexual violence and multiple forms of discrimination against indigenous women and girls. This week, indigenous women from throughout the Asia-Pacific region have gathered to raise their voices and present their concerns to the on-going session of the […]