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Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Almut Rochowanski with Nani Jansen Reventlow  – WNN Commentary The training hub of the BBC, BBC Academy, sends out a tweet to announce the Expert Women 2017 training initiative. Image: BBC Academy Twitter(WNN) LONDON, UK: In February 2017 the instructional hub of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Academy, held its second series of trainings...

Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

“Conflict can take away everything. But it can never take away your knowledge,” – Young refugee and education activist To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. Human Rights News...

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

In January 2015 [male] Ukrainian soldiers reunite with their wives and children at the public train station located in Lviv. Image: Courtesy Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty archiveThanks 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...

ETHIOPIA: Merciless land grab violence hits women who want peace

Lys Anzia for Women News Network (WNN) FEATURES Ethnic Oromo students rally together as they demand the end of foreign land grabs marching with placards on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2014. Image: FlickrCC(WNN FEATURES) ETHIOPIA, EAST AFRICA: She spoke to me with tears in her eyes describing the calculated execution of her own people. Even...

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary An activist woman and husband team protest together at the Million Women March in Washington DC on January 21, 2017. Image: Elvert Barnes/Flicker CC(WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions...

Fears of full famine under drought follow increased need for aid in Somalia

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking On October 8, 2011 a malnourished and dehydrated child lies on a bed in Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somalia is currently gripped by a devastating drought and famine that has already killed tens of thousands and leaving many hundreds of thousands more, particularly young children and babies, in desperate...

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Protest march in Minneapolis, Minnesota the day after Trump’s election win outlines public solidarity to stop xenophobic policies within a new U.S. government. Image: Fibonacci Blue/FlickrCC(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration...

Data maps crisis impacts for refugees under Trump's executive orders

(WNN Data Maps / Katherane Jones and Ezra Kaytaz from theconversation.com): On Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 and amid the world’s greatest refugee crisis since World War II, Donald Trump imposed a four-month suspension of all refugee admissions into the US and indefinitely banned entry to all Syrian refugees. The president’s executive order suspends...

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,...

Women Deliver: Young Women Climate Warriors Speak

Stella Paul – WNN Features A young woman participant at the women deliver conference venue in Copenhagen. Photo credit: Women Deliver(WNN) Copenhagen, Denmark, EUROPE:  Seven years have gone by since then, but Majandra Rodrigues Acha of Lima still cannot forget the day she saw the true face of a woman’s vulnerability. It was June 2009 and television...

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