Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

“Conflict can take away everything. But it can never take away your knowledge,” – Young refugee and education activist To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. Human Rights News – United […]

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

Thanks goes to RFE/RL reporter Claire Bigg for this interview – (WNN/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Lady Liberty) KYIV, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country. Aliona Zubchenko, the spokeswoman for the Kyiv-based International Women’s Rights […]

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

"Many lives are at stake," says UN Human Rights Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

"Many lives are at stake," says UN Human Rights Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The Central African Republic is now at a critical juncture, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned on Monday, amid renewed fighting and the flight of ex-Séléka and Muslim civilians towards the north of the country. Since 21 January, clashes between anti-Balaka and […]

Margaret Thatcher Love her or Hate Her: The Iron Lady’s Best Quotes

Margaret Thatcher Love her or Hate Her: The Iron Lady’s Best Quotes

Nina Bahadur – Huffington Post – Wednesday, 10 April 2013 (originally published 08 Apr)   Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away this morning (now yesterday morning) at the age of 87, leading to an outpouring of tributes from around the globe. Conservative Thatcher was a divisive figure, but she was generally well-respected as […]

Youth Year “Culmination Celebration” Spotlights Girls and Young Women

Youth Year “Culmination Celebration” Spotlights Girls and Young Women

WNN Photos   A young girl partakes in the UN Year of Youth “Culmination Celebration”.  (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: A young member of the audience during the UN Year of Youth “Culmination Celebration”, focusing on the role girls and young women play in advancing dialogue and mutual understanding. 11 August 2011 United Nations, New York Image: UNphoto/Rick […]

KENYA Sanitation: ‘Flying-Toilets’ insulate women from rape

KENYA Sanitation: ‘Flying-Toilets’ insulate women from rape

Kenya correspondent Tabitha Nderitu – WNN Features Nairobi, Kenya – When darkness descends in the ubiquitous slums and ‘informal settlements’ surrounding Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, women who visit and use communal toilets unwittingly become sitting ducks. The dangers are high, for women living in the slums, that they may become targets of youth gangs and individual […]

Flexible learning helps girls education in Bangladesh

Flexible learning helps girls education in Bangladesh

AASHA MEHREEN AMIN in Bangladesh –  WNN Features New innovative flexible learning centres are helping girls stay in school   Dhaka: In Bangladesh, family poverty and poor quality state education forces millions of children out of primary school. Girls in particular lose out as they are often the first to be called on to get […]