We can’t forget Nepal’s widows on International Widows Day

We can’t forget Nepal’s widows on International Widows Day

Tracy Ghale – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Kathmandu, NEPAL, SOUTH ASIA: June 23, 2013 is just another day in the calendar for most people going about their daily lives; waiting to catch the bus to work; thinking about what their children are doing in school; appointments for the day. According to The Loomba Foundation, over 115 […]

Political corruption inside Nepal continues as government investigations falter

Political corruption inside Nepal continues as government investigations falter

Tara Bhattarai for GPI – WNN Justice (WNN/GPI) Kathmandu, NEPAL, SOUTH ASIA: Telephones ring continually in the office of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, the apex constitutional body that investigates governmental corruption. But staff officers in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, are too busy to answer them. Piles of files sit pending action […]

Incarcerating Afghan women for ‘moral crimes is unjust says Human Rights Watch

Incarcerating Afghan women for ‘moral crimes is unjust says Human Rights Watch

WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: The Afghan government should take urgent steps to halt an alarming increase in women and girls imprisoned for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said on Monday, May 21, 2013.  Commitments by senior government officials to end such abuses have had little practical impact. Statistics from Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry […]

Acid crimes show no letting up on women in Pakistan

Acid crimes show no letting up on women in Pakistan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Lahore, PAKISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: Acid violence in Pakistan’s north eastern region in the city of Lahore has just claimed another victim. This time it’s the second attack in one week. The acid violence hit a 16-year-old girl named Rida who was attacked by two unidentified people on a motorcycle as she was […]

INDIA: Unneeded surgeries for women expose nationwide corruption

INDIA: Unneeded surgeries for women expose nationwide corruption

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features (WNN) Raipur, State of Chhattisgarh, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: Long range investigations into a stark and disturbing trend in medical corruption is continuing in Central India. In the Hasda village of Raipur District in India’s State of Chhattisgarh, women are being subjected to deceit and physical loss. These loses have not […]