Women bloggers face triumph & threats as they speak up on global corruption

Women bloggers face triumph & threats as they speak up on global corruption

Cynthia Arvide – WNN Features (WNN) Mexico City, MEXICO, AMERICAS: Women bloggers make up the majority of bloggers found online today says Nielsen, the internet analytics giant.  Today 6.7 million people who want to publish their opinions are reaching the public via the internet, many of them using blogging as a way to do this. […]

We must stop an inhuman penalty against women: Iran’s execution by stoning

We must stop an inhuman penalty against women: Iran’s execution by stoning

WNN reporter on Iran and the Middle East Elahe Amani – WNN OPINION (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: While the death penalty itself is being eradicated in many countries around the world, the most brutal form of the death penalty—stoning—is still being practiced. Death by stoning has been practiced since the establishment […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

WNN Breaking   (WNN) YANGON/GENEVA: As progress in Burma/Myanmar is beginning in politics and civil society, the region continues to grapple with serious human rights abuse across ethnic, racial and religious lines. United Nations Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana, who visited Myanmar from 30 July to 4 August, returned to the United Nations in Geneva […]

IRAN: ‘Unfair’ death penalty trials bring growing concern to UN Special Rapporteurs

IRAN: ‘Unfair’ death penalty trials bring growing concern to UN Special Rapporteurs

WNN Breaking (WNN) UN GENEVA, Switzerland: Three United Nations Special Rapporteurs* on Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns and Juan E. Méndez condemned the recent execution of four members of the Ahwazi Arab minority in Ahwaz’s Karoun Prison in the Islamic Republic of Iran. They were sentenced to death and executed on or around 19 June, 2012 following a […]

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/HRW) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Warning of crimes against humanity and possible war crimes being committed, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community this week to overcome differences in order to end the violence and human rights violations in Syria. Reports of specific and increasing violence against women has also […]