High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

Kerri MacDonald – New York Times – Wednesday, 23 October 2013 (originally published 21 Oct) A woman crouches in a doorway, hay at her sandaled feet and a cow to her left. She looks ahead, a pained stare on her face. This is where she lives, for now. “She’s not allowed to go back in […]

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 […]

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

Ruth Rosen – Salon – Wednesday, 27 February 2013 (originally published 21 Feb) In 1968, the Phillip Morris Company launched a memorable campaign to sell Virginia Slims, a new brand of cigarettes targeting women, itself a new phenomenon.  It had a brand-new slogan: “You’ve come a long way, baby.”  The company plastered it on billboards nationwide […]

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Robert Lovelace – Rabble.ca – Wednesday, 26 December 2012 (originally published 21 Dec) For months now First Nations Leadership has been calling on the Federal government for a commission to study why there are so many murdered and missing Aboriginal women in this country.  The government of Canada has refused.  Stephen Harper and his government […]

Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Aliya Bashir – WNN Justice (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR: For over two decades, it has been an endless wait for families in the Indian Administered Region of Kashmir. Missing what they fondly call “their dear ones” these families have experienced what they describe as “immense pain” for family members who have disappeared from the […]

Argentina brings cruel statistics to the practice of femicide

Argentina brings cruel statistics to the practice of femicide

Vanessa Rivera de La Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: Across the world one femicide occurs every 30 hours. For “La Casa del Encuentro,” a woman’s advocacy association located in the capital city of Buenos Aires, the term femicide is more than just a political concept. It is also considered one of the most […]