India tourism down as women's fear of sexual violence is up

India tourism down as women's fear of sexual violence is up

WNN Breaking (WNN) New Delhi, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: As media fallout hits the nation of India following the exponential rise in sexual assaults in India within the last year, including the gang rapes of women who are visiting the country as foreign tourists, the economics for India may be showing a downward spiral. “Foreign tourists […]

AFGHANISTAN: Woman police officer survives violent assassination attempt

AFGHANISTAN: Woman police officer survives violent assassination attempt

WNN Breaking (WNN) Kabul, Afghanistan, SOUTHERN ASIA: Following a concerted push to bring more women into positions as police officers in Afghanistan, another act of violence against top women security officers has occurred in Lashkar Gah, the capital city of the southern Helmand province today (Sunday). Only a few months ago following the killing of […]

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/FPP) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Indigenous women from Asia and Pacific speak out about sexual violence and multiple forms of discrimination against indigenous women and girls. This week, indigenous women from throughout the Asia-Pacific region have gathered to raise their voices and present their concerns to the on-going session of the […]

Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters

Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters

Sheila North Wilson –  Globe and Mail – Thursday, 30 August 2012 (originally published 27 Aug) Days after talking to the mother, sisters and children of a woman believed to have been murdered by a serial killer, I received a disturbing voice message on my office line at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. The anonymous […]

Is India worst place for women? My answer is no

Is India worst place for women? My answer is no

Shreya Sen-Handley – WNN Opinion (WNN/GDN) London, England, UNITED KINGDOM: The events in Guwahati, north-east India, where a few weeks ago a young woman leaving a bar was set upon and mauled by a large group of men on a busy street (and nobody thought to call the police till nearly an hour later, though they […]

Sengal government policy on rape law may increase crime

Sengal government policy on rape law may increase crime

George Fominyen – WNN Breaking DAKAR (TrustLaw) – An upsurge in rapes against groups of young women in Senegal may worsen if the government does not take steps to punish the perpetrators, a coalition of civil society groups in the West African country has warned. The coalition voiced outrage following two incidents in the capital, […]

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

WNN Features (WNN) PORT-AU-PRINCE: Following seven months after Hurricane Tomas hit the Haitian region, hardship for the remaining 680,000 homeless tent-city residents is now reaching an all-time high. On November 5, 2010, Hurricane Tomas, with 130 kph winds, brought massive floods ushering in an expanded outbreak of cholera as make-shift tents and tarpaulins were ripped […]

Libya rape victims face ‘honour killings’

Libya rape victims face ‘honour killings’

Pascale Harter – BBC News – Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 Tunisian-Libyan border: Libyan women and girls who become pregnant through rape risk being murdered by their own families in so-called “honour killings”, according to aid workers. Rape is a sensitive topic worldwide, but in this country it is even more of a taboo. “In Libya […]

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Women News Network – WNN Podcast portal What were the accomplishments and failures of the U.S. grassroots movements that responded to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, and how do these lessons apply to grassroots movements in general? Rachel Davis from the Carnegie New Leaders Program interviews award-winning Washington Post journalist for Sudan and fellow of […]