Remarkable progress with HIV/AIDS means the work isn’t finished yet

Remarkable progress with HIV/AIDS means the work isn’t finished yet

WNN Breaking (WNN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: As World AIDS Day 2012 approaches the World Health Organization (WHO) is outlining the remarkable progress that has been made over the past year. “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination” is the theme of World AIDS Day 2012. Given the spread of […]

As gender data analysis sharpens more global women can be empowered

As gender data analysis sharpens more global women can be empowered

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) GLOBAL: Women make enormous contributions to their families and their communities, and there is compelling evidence that women jumpstart and then drive economic growth around the world,” said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “For too many countries, we lack reliable and regular data on even the basic facts about the lives […]

Pakistani heroine Shad Begum brings human rights progress to the region

Pakistani heroine Shad Begum brings human rights progress to the region

Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Karachi, PAKISTAN: From a country where terrorism, extremism, inner strife and polarisation continue to eat at its roots, good news is reaching out globally from a perhaps unexpected source – its women. Pakistani women are fighting for more than just the empowerment of women. They are taking centre-stage […]

U.S. Congress puts global microscope on Google about sex-trafficking

U.S. Congress puts global microscope on Google about sex-trafficking

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) WASHINGTON, D.C., United States: In an effort to stop a rising tide with the use of online networks for human trafficking, two U.S. Representatives of Congress, Republican Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, along with Democrat Carolyn Maloney of New York, have sent a bipartisan letter to the largest online search […]

AFRICA: Kenyan mothers suffer in prison with limited access to children

AFRICA: Kenyan mothers suffer in prison with limited access to children

Gitonga Njeru – WNN Features (WNN) NAIROBI, Kenya, AFRICA: Thirty-three-year-old Christina Mumbi is a mother who has not seen her ten-year-old daughter for the last nine and a half years. She is currently serving a fifteen year sentence for a conviction of robbery with violence. In another six years she will complete her prison term. […]