Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Solicitor General Oliver Heald – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Member of Parliament at the House of Commons and Solicitor General for England and Wales Oliver Heald spoke out recently in mid June, 2013 saying progress to stop human trafficking in the UK has been implemented, but crime and abuse by traffickers […]

Big stop hunger funding weighs against on-the-ground farming as G8 Summit nears

Big stop hunger funding weighs against on-the-ground farming as G8 Summit nears

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The role of nutrition and food security for global child survival has brought what aid experts call a ‘vital discussion’ to the table as a global nutrition-focused event last weekend brought 45,000 people, as well as USAID, the United States humanitarian assistance agency, together with some of […]

Catholic church review not showing extent of child abuse says Amnesty International

Catholic church review not showing extent of child abuse says Amnesty International

WNN Breaking (WNN/AI) Maynooth, County Kildare, NORTHERN IRELAND, U.K.: Responding to the publication today of reports by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director of Amnesty International, said: “Today we got yet another glimpse into the horror of abuse suffered by children in parishes in both […]

Human Rights Watch calls for swift action to stop military ‘killer robots’

Human Rights Watch calls for swift action to stop military ‘killer robots’

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) London, U.K., EUROPE: Civil society will lead the way to press governments to ban fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch said at the launch of the global Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. These potential future weapons, sometimes called ‘killer robots’, would be able to select and attack targets without any human intervention. […]

After death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher foes & friends reflect

After death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher foes & friends reflect

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) London, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: After the announcement of the death of former British Conservative Party Prime Minister Margartet Thatcher today at the age of 87 the internet is running with opposing views on Thatcher’s life and accomplishments. The oppositions though are coming together with respect for the former Prime […]

Recovering education for girls hero Yousufzai still strong in mission

Recovering education for girls hero Yousufzai still strong in mission

Alice Baghdjian – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) London, ENGLAND, U.K.: A Pakistani schoolgirl who underwent reconstructive surgery in Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban said on Monday she felt much better and was focused on her mission to help others. A team of doctors carried out a five-hour operation on fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai […]

Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Siobhan Chan – WNN Improve It (WNN/SciDev) London, UNITED KINGDOM: Internet-based technology and tools are becoming vital elements in the movement towards open government. But with so much information available, and so many different social media platforms, it can be hard to find relevant, reliable information. The Middle East-based website CrowdVoice.org — run by Mideast Youth […]

Hijab power and song proves fruitful in the UK

Hijab power and song proves fruitful in the UK

Mette Reitzel – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: A recent parliamentary report in the UK reveals that some Muslim women are removing their headscarves and anglicizing their names to improve their chances in the job market. Two best friends featured in the upcoming documentary film Hip Hop Hijabis did the exact opposite. Born in […]