Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Amid reports of deliberate targeting of women and girls in Iraq, senior United Nations officials today voiced deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian and security situations in the country, where more than 1.2 million people have fled their homes in fear for their lives. “As the […]

5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

WNN Breaking (WNN) Port-au-Prince, HAITI, AMERICAS: Displaying what the IOM – International Organization for Migration advocates call “desperation migration,” 17 Haitian migrants died from drowning as they attempted to reach land outside of the borders of Haiti on Christmas Day. The drownings occurred after shoreline patrol police from the British controlled Turks and Caicos Islands […]

‘Trust takes time’ between Buddhists & Muslims in western Burma/Myanmar

‘Trust takes time’ between Buddhists & Muslims in western Burma/Myanmar

Joshua Lipes with Min Thein Aung and Kyaw Thu for RFA – WNN Breaking (WNN/Radio Free Asia) Rakhine State, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Trust-building will “take some time” between ethnic Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state, where clashes between the two groups left more than 200 dead last year, a Rakhine community leader said […]

Cuban government cracks down on women protesters

Cuban government cracks down on women protesters

Anddy Sierra Alvarez for IWPR – WNN Breaking (WNN/IWPR) Havana, CUBA, AMERICAS: The Cuban government is cracking down hard on weekly protest marches by Damas de Blanco dissident group in the western city of Cárdenas. For more than three months, activists say, they have been harassed, arrested and beaten in an attempt to prevent them […]

Farm Africa: the women digging their daughters’ future

Farm Africa: the women digging their daughters’ future

Rosie Boycott for The Telegraph – Wednesday June 19, 2013 (originally published 17 June) “The beef is at the slaughterhouse, it will be 20 minutes.” Not something you hear every day, but then it’s not every day that one is charged with preparing a feast for 20 African women, assorted villagers, children and a handful […]

Trauma for rape survivors in war-torn countries heals under group therapy

Trauma for rape survivors in war-torn countries heals under group therapy

Jessica Berman for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new study has found that a form of psychological treatment, called group cognitive therapy, helps ease and reverse the emotional symptoms of victims of rape in war-torn countries where highly-trained psychologists are few and far between. The good news, say researchers, […]