Navigating the journalistic siege as a woman in Kashmir

Aliya Bashir, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists grantee – WNN Soapbox (WNN) Nairobi, Kenya, EAST AFRICA – I often wonder when people outside the Kashmir ask me strange questions such as: “Are there really journalists – women who are allowed to work?”; “Don’t you get married at quite […]

Iran, Israel and U.S. moves from war rhetoric back to diplomacy

Iran, Israel and U.S. moves from war rhetoric back to diplomacy

Barbara Slavin – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: After months of sabre-rattling rhetoric by Iran, Israel and the United States, there seems to be a collective, and welcome, time out. Since President Barack Obama’s 4 March speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), all sides have been stressing non-military means to […]

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 […]

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

Lys Anzia – WNN Features   When Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold says, “We want every home to be a zone of peace. We want all forms of violence to cease,” she means it. Everyone who hears this cry will agree it’s time to do something to help in the world’s peace effort. Yes. Peace is on our […]