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 […]

U.N. Tribunal weighs in on atrocity against Bosnian women & the Radovan Karadžić Conviction

Jessica Buchleitner with International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Editor: Lys Anzia WNN Interviews Global Footage of the March 24, 2016 judgement against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić via International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. ICTY/United Nations (WNN) The Hague, Netherlands – For the last 20 years, former Bosnian Serb army leader Radovan […]

Award Winning Journalist Stella Paul on COP21, Climate Change and Gender

Jessica Buchleitner with Stella Paul – WNN Interviews (WNN) India, SOUTH ASIA – The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 12. The conference represented the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework […]

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

Jessica Buchleitner- WNN Interviews (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: The practice of Bride kidnapping has occurred throughout history around the world and continues to occur in countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus region, and parts of Africa. In most countries bride kidnapping is considered a sex crime, rather than a valid form of marriage. […]

Barrier-free Storytelling

Barrier-free Storytelling

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – WNN Interviews (WNN/RFE/RL) Istanbul, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish novelist, who writes in both English and Turkish. She has published 13 books, including “The Bastard of Istanbul,” “The Forty Rules of Love,” “Honor,” and her nonfiction memoir “Black Milk,” an account of her struggle with post-partum […]

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

Jessica Berman for VOA News  – WNN Science & Health (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Beginning in October, U.S. scientists who want government money to fund their research will have to start using female animals and cells in their research.The announcement from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biggest founder of medical […]

Amal and Angelina: Real Life Wonder Women

Amal and Angelina: Real Life Wonder Women

Anushay Hossain – Huffington Post – Monday, 16 June 2014 (originally published 09 Jun) What I love more than smart women is smart women working together for a good cause, especially one that demonstrates women’s rights are human rights, and this week was the perfect example of what I am talking about. Amal Alamuddin, international human […]

First-ever Menstrual Hygiene Management Day

First-ever Menstrual Hygiene Management Day

Kriti Sharma for HWR – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Some girls stop going to school. Others are sterilized–their ovaries removed. Still others are confined to homes, isolated from the community. Worldwide, the most basic human rights of women and girls with disabilities are curtailed because of poor management of the […]

Haiti – Social : Colette Lespinasse «Woman of Courage Haiti 2014»

Haiti – Social : Colette Lespinasse «Woman of Courage Haiti 2014»

Haiti Libre – Monday, 31 March 2014 (originally published 23 Mar) This Friday, as part of the “International Women of Courage” program, initiated for 3 years by the State Department to recognize the initiatives and actions undertaken by women around the world who play a prominent role in their society, Pamela White, Ambassador of the […]

When will we start de-glamourizing depictions of human trafficking?

When will we start de-glamourizing depictions of human trafficking?

Jes Richardson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Today, thousands of people will “shine a light on slavery.” As a survivor of sex trafficking, I am deeply grateful but I am also deeply concerned. Who doesn’t want to stop slavery? Well, except for those who own slaves. There’s always them… But […]

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