Joe DeCapua – WNN Science & Health (WNN/VOA) Blantyre, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA: Repeated bouts of malaria may leave children vulnerable to other deadly infections and even cardiovascular disease later in life. Now, a new study may explain why. About 200 children in Blantyre, Malawi, took part in the study. It compares kids in one group,...Leggi Tutto
Fiona Harvey – Guardian – Wednesday, 26 September 2013 (originally published 23 Sept) World governments must get used to the idea of leaving fossil fuel reserves in the ground unexploited and unburned, one of the world’s most senior diplomats has said, ahead of a landmark report
Lauren Hersh for Equality Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: International human rights organization, Equality Now, has launched a campaign calling on the United Nationals to listen to survivors and address the root causes of sex trafficking and
Helen Clark – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) United Nations, New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Every minute, someone dies from armed violence somewhere in the world (pdf), according to human rights groups and peace campaigners. Though the number of international conflicts has decreased in recent
Jennifer Lazuta for VOA news – WNN Science & Health (WNN/VOA) Dakar, CHAD, MIDDLE AFRICA:  A study published this month in the Lancet medical journal found a new meningitis vaccine being used in Chad reduced the incidence of the disease by 94 percent.  According to the World Health
WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Working to bring stronger protection for child soldiers who have been abducted in Africa, UNICEF, also known as the UN Children’s Fund, is stepping up the commitment level to stop the use of child soldiers inside the AU
WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Bringing a window of optimism and confidence to displaced women and girls who have suffered greatly under war and conflict in the rural northeast region of the DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo, a 46-year-old Roman
Marthe van der Wolf for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) United Nations – New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, says Ethiopia has achieved one of the Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality by more than two-thirds. Ethiopia
WNN Breaking (WNN) Kabul, Afghanistan, SOUTHERN ASIA: Following a concerted push to bring more women into positions as police officers in Afghanistan, another act of violence against top women security officers has occurred in Lashkar Gah, the capital city of the southern Helmand province today
Misha Hussain for TRF – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) London, Great Britain, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis (SMC) and work on developing a malaria vaccine are bringing new hope in the battle against the disease that claims over 600,000 lives every year. What
A Staff Reporter – India West - Wednesday, 11 September 2013 (originally published 08 September 2013) Over 100,000 girls and women in South Asia are set to benefit from a new initiative by the International Labor Organization and the UK Department for International Development, which aims to
Kandeh K. Yumkella – Eco-Business – Tuesday, 10 September 2013 (originally published 06 Sept) In the lead up to the UN General Assembly, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to produce an
Claudia Forster-Towne – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Its National Braai Day again, a colloquial name given to South Africa’s Heritage Day. It is a day when South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and diversity in the wider context of a nation that
WNN Breaking (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Statements of condolence and concern came from the Office of the United Nations Secretary General over 36 hours ago as the those involved in an armed siege in the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi continued. People
Kent Monroe – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) State of Virginia, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Follow the wood line at the back of the house, past the currants, past the birch-lined pond, and there comes a trail that leads through the woods to the secret garden. This is where I bury the
Chi Onwurah – Guardian – Friday, 20September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) It may not have made the headlines, but roughly the same number of men and women spoke at last week’s British Science festival in Newcastle. With Maggie Aderin-Pocock appearing alongside Robert
Amina Zia Massoud – WNN Inside Perspectives on Afghanistan This important story is an updated version of a previous release by WNN – Women News Network (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As 2014 approaches there are worrying signs that Afghan women’s rights will diminish once
Emine Bozkurt – Hurriyet Dailey News – Wednesday, 18 September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) 2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The symbolism of this date has led to 2023 being set as the “deadline” for many financial, political, and social targets
Nina Gologowski – New York Daily News – Tuesday, 17 September 2013 (originally published 15 Sept ) President Obama has declared the area of Colorado a disaster as floods continue to wash out homes and roads, stranding residents who will now be left to find food and shelter on their own
Refugees International – WNN Improve It (WNN/RI) Hatay, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: With at least two million Syrians now living in neighboring countries, refugees are struggling to cope with life in exile and aid agencies, host communities, and receiving countries are overwhelmed by myriad
Lameck Masina for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Blantyre, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA:  Malawi and the United Nations are stepping up efforts to prevent obstetric fistula cases and to help more women already suffering with the condition. Considered a condition born of poverty, obstetric fistula can
Lobna Ismail and Alex Kronemer – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The power of the American story — E Pluribus Unum. The idea that out of many nations, sects and ethnicities, a community, united and strengthened by its very diversity, can still emerge as one
WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As the main United Nations human rights body began its work today on a range of topics, the world body’s top rights official said little doubt remains that chemical weapons were used in Syria and she urged a political
Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail – Tuesday, 24 September 2013 (originally published 23 Sept) As the gunfire began in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, Joanne Ball-Burgess hid. The Canadian was among the shoppers targeted by Saturday’s attack, and first heard the gunshots as she left the washroom
Tierney Sneed – U.S. News & World Report – Monday, 23 September 2013 (originally published 17 Sept) In many ways, the plot of “Wadjda” is one any current or former child can relate to. Wadjda, a spunky 10-year-old girl, wants a bike and will do anything to get it. She
Vandana Shiva for YES! – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/YM) New Delhi, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: My ecological journey started in the forests of the Himalaya. My father was a forest conservator, and my mother became a farmer after fleeing the tragic partition of India and Pakistan. It is from the Himalayan
WNN Breaking (WNN/OMCT) Paris, France | Geneva, Switzerland, WESTERN EUROPE: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), welcomes the release on
Daniela Walker – PSFK – Thursday, 18 September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) Living in a city, most women expect to be harassed at some point or another. ‘Hey, baby, what’s your number?’ ‘You’re so pretty when you smile’ – but artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh wants men to ‘Stop Telling
Isabella Eisenberg – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN) Halba, LEBANON, WESTERN ASIA: Here, in the northern Lebanese district of Akkar, Catholic-Maronite, Sunni, Greek-Orthodox and Alawi villages are scattered all over the landscape. The Syrian border is a 15 minute drive to the north of the
Daily Beast – Monday, 16, September 2013 (originally published 13 Sept) The Women in the World Foundation announced last night an expanded partnership with Vital Voices, the nonprofit organization born out of an initiative launched by former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine
Alice Su – Middle East Monitor – Friday, 13 September 2013 (originally published  10 Sept) Sally Ahmed Zarir works in a newsroom inside a refugee camp. Zarqa, Jordan’s industrial centre 12 miles northeast of Amman, is home to over 50 per cent of Jordanian’s factories, a 15.9
Brittney Cooper – Salon – Thursday, 12 September 2013 (originally published 10 Sept) Ben Jealous’ announcement that he will step down from the leadership of the NAACP, the oldest Black civil rights organization, opens up a space for an African American woman to the lead the organization
Aru Pande for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New Delhi, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: A fast-track court in the Indian capital has found four men guilty in last year’s brutal gang rape and killing of a young woman that rocked the country and sparked massive demonstrations. Calls for justice were heard
Ivan Gutterman – Washington Post – Monday, 09 September 2013 (originally published  05 Sept) MOSCOW — A group of young women want to send a message to the mostly male leaders of the Group of 20 nations meeting in St. Petersburg this week: Don’t forget us. Over the summer, young women