Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

By SOMINI SENGUPTA on MARCH 9, 2015 in The New York Times— “The evidence is ubiquitous. The gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi sets off an unusual burst of national outrage in India. In South Sudan, women are assaulted by both sides in the civil war. In Iraq, jihadists enslave women for sex. And American colleges face mounting scrutiny … More U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

UN Humanitarian Chief: 27 Aid Workers Killed in South Sudan Since Start of Conflict

Originally posted by Yahoo Screen on July 25, 2015— To view the VIDEO, please click HERE. “A top UN official says he is deeply shocked at the killing and harassment of aid workers in South Sudan. Stephen O’Brien, U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said Saturday that 27 aid workers had died … More UN Humanitarian Chief: 27 Aid Workers Killed in South Sudan Since Start of Conflict

UN Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Handling of Sex Abuse Report

Originally posted by AFP on Yahoo News on July 22, 2015— “A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said Wednesday. Flavia Pansieri, the number two at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in … More UN Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Handling of Sex Abuse Report