Afghan men work to strengthen the fight for women & girls in Afghanistan

Afghan men work to strengthen the fight for women & girls in Afghanistan

Amina Zia Massoud – WNN Features WNN – Women News Network Afghan correspondent Amina Zia Massoud outlines her ‘insider perspective’ covering the negative effects of change that might come to the country if a more ‘Talibanized’ region is part of Afghanistan’s imminent future. How are women’s advocates inside Afghanistan feeling as the time for U.S. […]

Immigrants Flee Families to Find Themselves

Immigrants Flee Families to Find Themselves

Antje Windmann – Spiegel Online – Friday, 13 April 2012 (originally published 11 Apr) Bahar ran away early on a winter morning, one-and-a-half years after her mother was murdered. She helped her younger siblings get ready for school, and then she gave them a goodbye kiss on the forehead. Her uncle and her brothers were […]

BALKANS: When Kosovo women avoid reporting domestic abuse

BALKANS: When Kosovo women avoid reporting domestic abuse

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) KOSOVO: Police in Kosovo register over 1,000 officially-reported episodes of domestic violence every year and four out of five victims are women. However, official data is just the tip of the iceberg – not many women dare denounce their aggressors. Data from the Kosovo Police’s Human Rights Department, shows there were […]

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) UNITED STATES: When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S. administration promised a $25 million a year budget for programs that hope to bring domestic violence prevention organizations to the table along with recent $150 million dollar funded federal […]

Two (Washington) D.C. women’s shelters to merge

Two (Washington) D.C. women’s shelters to merge

Teresa Tomassoni – Washington Post – Thursday, 10 November 2011(originally published 01 Nov) By 2009, the message that operators of the N Street Village began hearing from its funders was clear: Find ways to do more with less. The organization, one of the District’s largest providers of services for homeless women, began looking for a […]

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

WNN Radio     “Houseless does not mean homeless,” says Puerto Rican American activist, Tiny (Lisa Gray-Garcia). Tiny is poverty activist and scholar who has lived on the streets and is working today to empower people everywhere who live without a home. She is a poet, educator, organizer, and media genius who publishes and distributes […]