U.S. legislators vow to improve conditions for armed forces sexual assault survivors

U.S. legislators vow to improve conditions for armed forces sexual assault survivors

Carol Pearson – WNN Justice (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Four U.S. military veterans who are survivors of military sexual assaults testified Friday July 19 before a U.S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee. They asked for better care and treatment for their trauma from the U.S. Veterans Administration. The U.S. Defense Department released […]

How different do Muslims & non-Muslims view the democractic process?

How different do Muslims & non-Muslims view the democractic process?

Jocelyne Cesari – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Islam is often perceived as a potential threat to democratisation, and justifications for this view tend to repeat ad nauseam the idea that for Islam, there is no separation between politics and religion. In the West, politics based on individual rights (as opposed to […]

From Ohio captivity to dynamic survivors: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight

From Ohio captivity to dynamic survivors: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight

WNN Breaking (WNN) Cleveland, Ohio, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a combined public statement of public gratefulness Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michell Knight used Youtube to thank everyone who have continued to offer them support and strength since their forced captivity ordeal. This act of thanks is the first time any of the women have […]

Report: Path to Legal Status Harder Now for Women Immigrants

Report: Path to Legal Status Harder Now for Women Immigrants

Alissa Bohling – Truthout – June 18, 2013 (originally published 14 June) A report released late last month by the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) found gender discrimination is built into U.S. immigration law. Two experts working with the not-for-profit nonpartisan organization spent 10 years interviewing women from Mexico and Central America living in Phoenix, Arizona, […]

Gender roles for fathers as caretakers more accepted on Father’s Day 2013

Gender roles for fathers as caretakers more accepted on Father’s Day 2013

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: When U.S. President Calvin Coolidge urged all State regions to recognize Father’s Day in 1924, many men at the beginning viewed the day with disdain. It wasn’t until 1972, under U.S. President Richard Nixon, that Father’s Day ‘officially’ and finally was recognized as a federal holiday. Today […]

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