Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Kimberly M. Brown for Equality Now – WNN Justice commentary (WNN/EN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Last August, while house hunting in Omdurman, Sudan, a 19-year-old pregnant and divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven young men. Immediately after the attack, a police officer found the […]

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Tracy Fehr – WNN Opinon (WNN/EP) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: During the first year of independence for the world’s newest nation, women of South Sudan united to amplify their voices and ensure their rights are guaranteed in the constitution and enforced by the government. These efforts have led to some milestones in the development of […]

Blood donations in South Sudan in critical shortage

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, Africa: A small fridge in the corner of Juba teaching hospital’s laboratory is the only blood bank in South Sudan. The world’s newest country has some of the worst health statistics in the world. Health workers say a lack of blood is the main cause of mortality at […]

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 […]