Kenyans protest over Nairobi miniskirt attack

Kenyans protest over Nairobi miniskirt attack

BBC Africa – Monday November 17, 2015 At least 200 people have protested in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, after a group of men tore off a woman’s clothes for wearing a miniskirt. The protesters chanted “Shame on you” and handed out flowers at a bus rank where the attack took place, the BBC’s Anne Soy reports […]

Helping rape survivors feel stronger, not weaker, through video, film & news media

Helping rape survivors feel stronger, not weaker, through video, film & news media

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Film director, award winning producer and activist Nancy Schwartzman, who’s work has been featured on PBS television show POV – Point of View in 2013, as well as the BBC news and numerous other media networks, wasn’t sure that what happened to her […]

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Alysa Landry – Indian Country – Tuesday, 01 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) Only four out of 100 residents of Montana’s Blackfeet Nation feel safe, according to Wendy Bremner, a victim’s specialist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Children on this 3,000-square-mile reservation near the United States-Canada border experience adverse events at more than […]

Did Colombian woman human rights activist die under ‘mysterious’ circumstances?

Did Colombian woman human rights activist die under ‘mysterious’ circumstances?

WNN Breaking Amnesty International outlines the life of former Colombian human rights defender and activist Angélica Bello who died under ‘mysterious’ circumstances on February 16, 2013 (WNN/AI) Bogotá, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA: For years Angélica Bello, a human rights defender from Colombia, rarely spent a day alone – that would have been, simply, too dangerous. A […]

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) San Fransisco, California, UNITED STATES: On February 14, 2013 millions of women worldwide participated in Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women. Just two days earlier (Feb. 12, 2013), the United States Senate easily passed S.47, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, officially transmitting […]

Violence Against Women Act does not limit constitutional rights

Violence Against Women Act does not limit constitutional rights

Kaili Joy Gray – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: Of all the astonishingly bad reasons conservatives oppose reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, concern for men is probably the worst. Make that definitely the worst. Sahil Kapur at TPM quotes both Heritage Action and FreedomWorks. [Both are well-financed right wing groups]: “Claiming that the […]

India for ‘zero tolerance’ towards gender-based violence

India for ‘zero tolerance’ towards gender-based violence

PTI – Moneycontrol – Wednesday,  05 December 2012 (originally published 01 Dec) India has called for “zero tolerance” towards gender-based violence as it noted that protection of human rights of women in armed conflict continues to pose a “pressing” challenge. India has called for “zero tolerance” towards gender-based violence as it noted that protection of […]

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, […]

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