Congo rape survivors need more than tears and talk

Congo rape survivors need more than tears and talk

Emma Batha for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/TRF) LONDON: The first rape victim who doctor Denis Mukwege treated in his hospital in eastern Congo had been so badly mutilated he thought it was a one-off attack by “some nutter”. But she was soon followed by many others who had been subjected to […]

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

LYS ANZIA –  WNN Features “The strategy used in women’s prisons now is one of humiliation rather than rehabilitation,” said Jane Evelyn Atwood in her 2007 Amnesty International video documentary, “Too Much Time.” For nine years, Atwood photographed and documented the conditions for women in 40 women’s prisons worldwide including the US, Europe and Eastern […]

When a Girl Student Stands Up and Wins

When a Girl Student Stands Up and Wins

Fighting teacher-student rape in Zambia Sally Chiwama – WNN Features (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, AFRICA: In Feb 2006, only three months before the Zambian government ratified the African Union’s Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, a young girl student was calculatingly raped by her greatest authority figure, her own school teacher. The minor and […]

Do Signature Campaign Activists Belong on Trial?

Do Signature Campaign Activists Belong on Trial?

Campaign for Women Rights Iran – WNN Features (WNN) TEHRAN: “The Iranian government has been asked to drop charges against four women’s rights defenders facing imminent trial, and set aside other convictions for peaceful activities to promote equal rights for women in Iran,” said humanitarian defender, Human Rights First, in a July 17 plea. On July 14, […]