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 […]

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Chukwudi Nweje – ALLAfrica via Daily Independent  – Tuesday September, 23, 2014 (originally published 22 Sept) Women’s reproductive health rights are a subject not many people want to discuss. For cultural and religious reasons, the topic is often treated as a taboo and not to be spoken about not even by the women. However, it […]

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Story update: As of Monday May 19, 2014 the Facebook page Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women has 309,126 likes with 350,475 talking about this. (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: When Iranian woman journalist Masih Alinejad started posting on her Facebook page about the freedom she felt not wearing a […]

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Shiloh McCloud – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I loved everything about New York. The taste of lox and bagels. The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. The call of the vendors. The conversations of the street sitters. The brash beautiful light shining on everything. The honking of horns and ringing […]

Can greater global funding decrease gender violence & HIV/AIDS?

Can greater global funding decrease gender violence & HIV/AIDS?

Alice Wellborn – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/OD) London, UNITED KINGDOM: I have emerged from three inspiring days volunteering at a workshop discussing how to advance gender equity and human rights to reduce gender-based violence in the context of HIV. Yet the question still uppermost in all our minds is “but where is the funding to do this?” […]

Egypt protests continue as Amnesty International says new constitution “fails”

Egypt protests continue as Amnesty International says new constitution “fails”

WNN Breaking (WNN/AI) Cairo, EGYPT: As protests continue on Tahrir Square in Cairo today, a draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly falls well short of protecting human rights and, in particular, ignores the rights of women, restricts freedom of expression in the name of protecting religion, and allows for the military trial of civilians, […]

As gender data analysis sharpens more global women can be empowered

As gender data analysis sharpens more global women can be empowered

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) GLOBAL: Women make enormous contributions to their families and their communities, and there is compelling evidence that women jumpstart and then drive economic growth around the world,” said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “For too many countries, we lack reliable and regular data on even the basic facts about the lives […]