Annual U.N. CSW Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty, Violence

Jessica Buchleitner,  WNN Correspondent to the United Nations – WNN features (WNN) New York, New York, NORTH AMERICA –Coined the ‘busiest week for gender and women’s issues at the United Nations’ by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, delegates, diplomats, heads of states and civil society NGO leaders convened from March 14-24 at U.N. headquarters to examine […]

Men for Women’s Rights: Young SRHR leaders Show the Way

Stella Paul – WNN Features (WNN) Bali, INDONESIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Desmond Nji Atanga of Cameroon’s Bamenda was all of 14 years old when he first spoke to his friends about HIV, safe sex and condoms. It shocked some, but also delighted many to hear the young school-going boy talk of issues that most adults are […]

Kyrgyz journalist Ms Janyl Jusupjan covers the plight of ethnic conflict

Kyrgyz journalist Ms Janyl Jusupjan covers the plight of ethnic conflict

WNN – Women News Network via Emily Thompson at Lady Liberty / RFE/RL – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (WNN/Lady Liberty/RFE/RL) Washington, D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Janyl Jusupjan says she has always felt a little bit like an outsider. Born in the Soviet Union near the Chinese border in the isolated Kyrgyz enclave of Atbashi, which she […]

Why do men rape? Comparing the epidemic from East to West

Why do men rape? Comparing the epidemic from East to West

Sarah Honan with Elaine Replogle / WNN Interviews (WNN) Waterford, IRELAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Two women leave their homes to spend time with friends. One goes with her friend to see a new movie that has just been released called “Life of Pi.” The other woman goes to a local and well-loved gathering place called the Tin […]

Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Long Beach, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: “We cannot wait any longer,” is something millions of women are saying now throughout the United States.  We do know this: when inertia in the U.S. Senate causes Senators to ignore for decades the call to vote for a treaty […]

Improving our world through art as compassion: women artists as witness

Improving our world through art as compassion: women artists as witness

Kate Langlois – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: Where healing and creativity meets we connect to the world. This is how we give voice to compassion with creativity. Cultivating compassion often begins from nurturing love for our own self. Generally we find by reaching out to others in need, we feed our own […]

The color orange brings hope that we can stop violence against women

The color orange brings hope that we can stop violence against women

Maryam Zar – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, U.S.. AMERICAS: We must eliminate violence against women. In fact, we must eliminate gender based violence all together and teach tolerance to a new generation that is tasked with solving some of humanity’s thorniest issues. The next generation will face food scarcity, water insecurity, repressive freedoms […]

London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

Li-mei Hoang – Reuters News UK – Wednesday November 12, 2014 (originally published Nov 7) (Reuters) – From a jade green wool dress suit worn by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the suffragettes’ lace blouses, clothes have been a defining feature of women’s empowerment, according to a new exhibition in London. “Women Fashion […]

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It was when I began to have images of women from around the world who are suffering flash before my mind, that the reality of the state of the world started ‘sinking in’ after my trip to the United Nations Commission […]

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