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 […]

Why is global women’s safety placed at bottom of list with relief action?

Why is global women’s safety placed at bottom of list with relief action?

Marcy Hersh for Refugees International – WNN SOAPBOX (RI) Port-au-Prince, Haiti, CARIBBEAN, AMERICAS: There is always a convenient excuse. In Haiti, we don’t have the time. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we don’t have the funding. In the Syrian refugee response, we don’t have the experts. Somehow, there is always a pat answer […]

Anna Krylova writes on Soviet women in combat

Anna Krylova writes on Soviet women in combat

Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front Author: Anna Krylova Reviewer: Franziska Exeler Publisher: Cambridge University Press, March 2010 (WNN) Review: During World War II, an estimated 820.000 women served in the Soviet forces. While many of them were officially noncombatants such as medics, radio operators, or truck drivers, a […]