The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

Global Humanitarian Experts Statement Release – WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: This statement, signed individually by 300 global humanitarian advocates and international law experts, has just been released as an international plea for Israel to stop immediately its continuing attack on Gaza’s civilian citizens. Below is an outline with the exact statement […]

BOLIVIA: Illegal abortion worries rise after new court ruling

BOLIVIA: Illegal abortion worries rise after new court ruling

Emily Achtenberg for NACLA – WNN Justice (WNN/NACLA) La Paz, BOLIVIA, AMERICAS: On February 13, Bolivia’s highest court issued a long-awaited ruling addressing provisions of the country’s penal code that criminalize abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or when a woman’s life or health is endangered. In a closely watched case that has dragged […]

Uganda LGBTIs report reprisals after passage of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Uganda LGBTIs report reprisals after passage of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International for WNN Justice (WNN/HRW/AIUK) Kampala, UGANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: A newly released detailed joint statement by human rights watchdog organizations Human Rights Watch, along with Amnesty International, outline the increasing indignities, marginalization, torture and hardship for Uganda’s sexual minorities under the new Anti-Homosexuality Act. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex […]

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Kimberly M. Brown for Equality Now – WNN Justice commentary (WNN/EN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Last August, while house hunting in Omdurman, Sudan, a 19-year-old pregnant and divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven young men. Immediately after the attack, a police officer found the […]

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

IRIN for – WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Bogata, COLOMBIA, AMERICAS: As growing numbers of women languish in Latin American jails on drug-trafficking charges, their role in organized crime is under the spotlight – as is the prison system that incarcerates them, and the patriarchal society that appears to be failing them. Although women still represent the […]

Nepal jail keeps woman journalist forcibly detained incommunicado

Nepal jail keeps woman journalist forcibly detained incommunicado

Charina Cabrido – WNN Justice (WNN) Kathmandu, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: As woman Philippine journalist Charina Cabrido describes her recent experience inside the Hanuman Dhoka jail in Kathmandu.  Ranking in the low 29th percentile with corruption watchdog group TI – Transparency International, Nepal’s record for corruption reveals a wide margin in need of improvement. TI’s Control of […]

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN Justice (WNN) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With her guide dog by her side, child sex trafficking survivor Margeaux Gray presented perhaps the most powerful testimonial at the January U.S. Congressional Briefing: Combating Modern Slavery. “This is my first time speaking in front of an audience like this,” she began. “Even […]

Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Teresa Lamas – WNN Justice commentary (WNN) Madrid, SPAIN, WESTERN EUROPE: The new abortion bill proposal called the ‘Bill on the Organic Law for the Protection of the Life of the Unborn and the Rights of the Pregnant Woman’, approved by the Council of Ministers last December in Spain, eliminates the right of women to […]

Ukraine laws must meet human rights standards, says UN Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

Ukraine laws must meet human rights standards, says UN Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

WNN Justice (WNN/OHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on January 22, 2014 stressed the urgent need for constructive dialogue in Ukraine to avoid further escalation of the unrest in the country, particularly in the wake of sweeping new legislation that falls short of international human rights […]

BURMA/MYANMAR: Ethnic indigenous Chin christians afraid to return home

BURMA/MYANMAR: Ethnic indigenous Chin christians afraid to return home

IRIN for WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Aizawl, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Recent political reforms have not improved conditions in Myanmar’s northwestern Chin State, but life in neighbouring India – where many Chin people continue to seek asylum and livelihoods – often means surviving without legal protection and encountering tensions with host communities, experts say. A 1988 uprising […]

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