In Italy she faced change, not defeat, under acid violence

In Italy she faced change, not defeat, under acid violence

Valeria Marchetti – WNN Features (WNN) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: This story was born of tragedy but has ended in triumph as the rebirth of a special Italian women with personality and endless dignity wins in court. The drama that forever changed the life of 36-year-old former attorney, now active women’s advocate and rights activist, […]

How Mayan Women Are Helping Violence Survivors in Mexico

How Mayan Women Are Helping Violence Survivors in Mexico

Fatima Leonor Gamboa – Care2 – Wednesday, 19 March 2014 (originally published Mar 12) We all start our writing by mentioning the things that characterize us. I can say that I am a woman, although that shouldn’t matter since it is merely one of humanity’s sexes. Nevertheless, due to the situation of inequality and exclusion […]

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new Kickstarter book publishing campaign by Fotoevidence, uses photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur. The campaign also highlights the courage and fortitude of 34-year-old Papuan native Helen […]

Violence against women in South Africa still largely ignored

Violence against women in South Africa still largely ignored

Gaby Sanchez for Gender Links for Equality and Justice Zimbabwe – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: In April 2012, a cell phone video of a teenager with an intellectual disability being gang raped by men and boys from her community in Soweto went viral. Authorities had no choice but to attend to the 17-year-old’s […]

Worldwide 16 Days Campaign says no to violence against women

Worldwide 16 Days Campaign says no to violence against women

Anita Powell for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Activists around the world on Monday launched 16 days of activism against gender violence, an annual campaign that for more than 20 years has aimed to eradicate violence against women and girls.  But the campaign appears to have largely failed in countries like South […]

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: In the Oceania region, north of Cape York, Australia, the country of Papua New Guinea suffers under a hood of violence against women that still runs unabated, especially for those who live at the very bottom of society with little legal recourse or […]

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Ottowa, Ontario, CANADA: An independent fact-finding delegation to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, found that violence against women — including murder, rape and forced disappearances — has reached a crisis point in the region.  The Nobel Peace Laureates are calling for concerted […]

Special UN mission cites violence against marginalized women Italy

Special UN mission cites violence against marginalized women Italy

WNN Breaking (WNN)ROME, Italy: Despite efforts to combat violence against women in Italy, the levels of such violence remain high and there is an urgent need to address the underlying structural causes of inequality and discrimination, said the UN independent expert and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo. At the end of a […]