U.N. Tribunal weighs in on atrocity against Bosnian women & the Radovan Karadžić Conviction

Jessica Buchleitner with International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Editor: Lys Anzia WNN Interviews Global Footage of the March 24, 2016 judgement against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić via International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. ICTY/United Nations (WNN) The Hague, Netherlands – For the last 20 years, former Bosnian Serb army leader Radovan […]

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN-OHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday expressed profound regret that Japan has failed to pursue a comprehensive, impartial and lasting resolution of the issue of wartime sexual slavery, warning that the human rights of the victims, known as “comfort women”, continue to […]

Afghan women need inclusion in justice sector jobs, says new IDLO report

Afghan women need inclusion in justice sector jobs, says new IDLO report

WNN Breaking (WNN/IDLO) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Fundamental justice for the women of Afghanistan will only come from increased participation in their country’s justice sector, a report released yesterday by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) shows. Since the fall of the Taliban, the legal profession has opened up to women. But the pace […]

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 […]

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN Justice (WNN) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With her guide dog by her side, child sex trafficking survivor Margeaux Gray presented perhaps the most powerful testimonial at the January U.S. Congressional Briefing: Combating Modern Slavery. “This is my first time speaking in front of an audience like this,” she began. “Even […]

Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Teresa Lamas – WNN Justice commentary (WNN) Madrid, SPAIN, WESTERN EUROPE: The new abortion bill proposal called the ‘Bill on the Organic Law for the Protection of the Life of the Unborn and the Rights of the Pregnant Woman’, approved by the Council of Ministers last December in Spain, eliminates the right of women to […]

Gender based acid attacks continue inside Italy

Gender based acid attacks continue inside Italy

Maria Caspani for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Justice (WNN/TRF) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: Last week [December 11, 2013], yet another acid attack – the seventh reported by the media this year – made the newspaper headlines in Italy. A 35-year-old woman was attacked by her husband in their apartment on the outskirts of Rome. […]

Documentary film works to reflect lives of young Lakota Native women

Documentary film works to reflect lives of young Lakota Native women

Christina Rose for Indian Country Today – WNN Justice (WNN/ICT) Pine Ridge, South Dakota, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Twins Sunny and Serena Clifford, Oglala, come face-to-face with their future in the documentary, “Young Lakota,” which aired on PBS’s  Independent Lens November 25. Filmed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, it explores reservation life amidst chaos and […]

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