Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Lauren Hersh for Equality Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: International human rights organization, Equality Now, has launched a campaign calling on the United Nationals to listen to survivors and address the root causes of sex trafficking and exploitation. ” The failed experiment to decriminalize or legalize the purchase […]

India law for witchcraft accusation violence not protecting women

India law for witchcraft accusation violence not protecting women

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/RNW-SAW) INDIA: Teerath is 45 and she lives in Lachkera, a tiny farming hamlet in Chhattisgarh, the nucleus of India’s so-called Maoist belt. The region has a majority tribal population that is finding itself on the wrong side of a resource grab by multinationals backed by government paramilitary forces. But Teerath’s story […]

INDIA: Mumbai college women shame men who perpetrate ‘eve-teasing’ – sexual harassment

INDIA: Mumbai college women shame men who perpetrate ‘eve-teasing’ – sexual harassment

WNN Breaking A new campaign to stop ‘eve-teasing’, also known as sexual harassment on the street in Mumbai, India, is also called the Chappal Maarungi campaign. It literally means “I’ll hit you with a sandal” and is the facebook action cry of five media students from Mumbai based Wilson College orchestrate the campaign as it […]

The slow genocide: War rape and its female survivors

The slow genocide: War rape and its female survivors

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Opinion (WNN) Global: What could be a better weapon than rape? As a male soldier, you can exterminate your aggression, demoralize your victim and even potentially create a child born from your own hate. Refugee women caught in the recent conflicts in Somalia have reported being ‘too afraid to grab firewood’ […]