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 […]

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Heather McRobie with openDemocracy – WNN Features (WNN/OD) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: In December 2013 a small group of volunteers organized a production of ‘SYRIA: The Trojan Women’ with female Syrian refugees now living in Jordan. novelist, journalist and PhD candidate at Oxford University Heather Katherine McRobie speaks to two of the organizers, Charlotte Eagar […]

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 […]

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: Japanese deputy ambassador Takashi Okada took to the floor at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today saying that Japan has already done enough to make amends to ex-Comfort Women who were kidnapped as teens during World War II. Records and witness testimonies show that the […]

United Nations High Commissioner says Bahrain detention sentences ‘regrettable’

United Nations High Commissioner says Bahrain detention sentences ‘regrettable’

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday said that the Bahraini appeals court’s decision to uphold the convictions of 20 human rights activists and political opponents was deeply regrettable. The individuals were initially convicted last year by the Court of National Safety, essentially a military […]

China policy on Tibetan freedom of religion may face change as self-immolations continue

China policy on Tibetan freedom of religion may face change as self-immolations continue

Carla Friedman – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: A Tibetan woman has died after drinking acid and performing self-immolation in the Tibetan region of the western Chinese province of Gansu after she was accused of embezzlement at the bank where she worked, a source close to the […]

UN GENEVA: Women commit to bring peace and security to the MENA region

UN GENEVA: Women commit to bring peace and security to the MENA region

Participants at the WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference – WNN Opinion (WNN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: At the MENA 1325 conference, hosted by WILPF – Women’s League for Peace and Freedom in Geneva, Switzerland, women came together to share, talk and solve global challenges facing all women […]

Women add strong voice for nuclear non-proliferation at UN Geneva

Women add strong voice for nuclear non-proliferation at UN Geneva

WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – UN Geneva – WNN Opinion (WNN/WILPF) UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA: Yesterday, WILPF organized an annual International Women’s Day seminar on disarmament at the United Nations here in Geneva. (WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is an organization presently headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The League […]

Excessive use of tear gas endangers women protesters Bahrain

Excessive use of tear gas endangers women protesters Bahrain

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Manama, BAHRAIN: Expressing grave concern about the ongoing violence that has impacted Bahrain with forty-four casualties, the BCHR – Bahrain Center for Human Rights is asking for a stop measure in the use of excessive force on Bahraini citizens and activists, especially the excessive use of tear gas as […]