Tibetan woman rights blogger & poet outlines China's clampdown on freedom

Tibetan woman rights blogger & poet outlines China's clampdown on freedom

Lys Anzia – WNN Features From the WNN – Women News Network archive: (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Self-immolation is an act of setting oneself on fire as a protest, most often the practice results in suicide death for the protester. The act most often comes as a public statement against some […]

As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

Ruth Jacobs – WNN Features (WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: In a candid and honest interview rights activist and independent sex-worker Jemima talks with Ruth Jacobs, global women’s advocate, author and campaigner based in the UK. Working to dispel public misinformation on the lives of adult sex-workers who choose to enter the consensual sex industry […]

Psychological war scars plague many Syrian refugees, says Doctors Without Borders Charlotte Yence

Psychological war scars plague many Syrian refugees, says Doctors Without Borders Charlotte Yence

Charlotte Yence with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA – WNN Features (WNN/MSF) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: In March, clinical psychologist Charlotte Yence returned from a five-month mission with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Iraq, where MSF has worked in Syrian refugee camps since 2013. She set up mental health care programs […]

Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Bahar Mirhosseini – WNN Features (WNN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: To date the United States Customs and Border Protection has now apprehended over 57.5 thousand unaccompanied children at the southwestern border of the U.S. from October 2013 to August 2014. These numbers are significantly higher than they were only a few years ago. Although with […]

Documenting global hope through image: Photojournalist shares experience

Documenting global hope through image: Photojournalist shares experience

Turjoy Chowdhury with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bangladeshi photojournalist Turjoy Chowdhury has a great love of humanity. He also has a love of of using the power of image itself to change society and document those who are too often trapped at the very bottom of their world. The […]

UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

WNN Breaking UPDATE Friday August 1, 2014: Less than three hours into a mutually agreed temporary ceasefire between Israel military forces and Hamas militia agents in Gaza, a 72 hour truce has been broken as reports come in stating that two Israeli soldiers in Gaza have been killed and one has been captured by Hamas […]

Working to stop the global use of all child soldiers, including girls

Working to stop the global use of all child soldiers, including girls

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) UN Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Answering the hard questions and growing needs for child soldiers trapped in militias working inside national government forces across the globe, the United Nations is stepping up to help those children who are the most vulnerable. In a new UN launch called ‘Children, not […]

"Art is necessary to democracy," says music producer, filmmaker & artist Deeyah

"Art is necessary to democracy," says music producer, filmmaker & artist Deeyah

Deeyah Khan – WNN Features Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As she outlines her life as a creative person, which includes her award winning work with music and film, producer and director Deeyah brings the power of expression through the arts into focus for activists and non-activists alike. “Where the media is controlled, […]

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