Journalism work

Interview with Bernard Mayes, co-founder of NPR, 2009

I was named Journalist of the Month in May 2015 by International Journalists’ Network.

My articles have been cited by the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and my books are available as resource material at UNDPI – NGO and through various libraries.

Smithsonian Magazine Online

Smithsonian Magazine: Top destinations for the cultural traveler – Switzerland (photo)


Harvard Nieman Foundation
Harvard Nieman Foundation/ Nieman Story Board:  Dana Priest of The Washington Post and the growth of the terrorism industrial complex

REVEAL/ Center for Investigative Reporting
When Virtual Reality Feels Real, So Does the Sexual Harassment

Northwestern University
Media and Ethics – Medill School of Journalism
Treason and Torture : An Essay on National Security Reporting Post 9/11

Women News Network
WNN – Women News Network is a not-for-profit news network bringing in-depth interviews to over 600 UN agencies and NGO affiliates, international offices of legislation, worldwide universities and Schools of Law, as well an engaged human rights and humanitarian focused public-at-large. WNN is a content partner with The Guardian News Development Network and Thomson Reuters Foundation TrustLaw for highest standards.

WNN has been honored with an Every Human Has Rights (EHHR) Media Award (2008), United Nations Population Fund Ladlii Media Award for Best web writing (2011) and The ELi Lilly / REACH MDR-TB Award for TB writing (2011).

 Material from WNN has also been quoted in special reports for: 

United States Department of Justice

UNESCO – Women Make the News

U.S. State Department country report documents

U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Refugee Documentation Centre (Ireland) – Legal Aid Board

DCIF with “Gender and Security Sector Reform: Examples from the Ground,”

UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Government of Manitoba, Canada

Special Court For Sierra Leone: Outreach And Public Affairs Office,

World Bank Study on Horn of Africa (Piracy and Trafficking Study),

UK Gov Home Office, Operational Guidance Note Eqypt

Republic of Argentina at Baylor University

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia

DCAF – Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

NCWC – National Council of Women of Canada

WNN stories have been republished and mentioned in:

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Guardian News (Development Network)

Radio Free Europe

Voice of America

Huffington Post (World Page)

Nobel Women’s Initiative

Women’s Media Center (Jane Fonda co-founder)

Mahnaz Afkhami’s website (Founder of the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights in New York)

Social Good on Flipboard

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Hasting’s Women’s Law Journal

Cornell University Law School

CRTDA – Collective for Research & Training on Development – Action

African Gender Institute: Zambia, Africa

KWRW – Kurdish Women’s Rights Watch

Musawah – Muslim Family Law news

Slavery Today Journal

Women’s Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran

Osaka City University – Journal of Urban Culture Research

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters

Equality Now

ARAKAN Monthly (magazine of Burmese Rohingya community)

International Academy of Social Sciences

Baylor University with The Delegation of Argentina

American University – Water Crisis in Kenya

ATRIA (Netherlands) – Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History

CAMDA – Cambridge Mongolia Development Appeal (UK)

International Dalit Solidarity Network

Genocide Watch

Women’s Federation for World Peace

CFUW – Canadian Federation of University Women

Search for Common Ground

Carleton University Canada

Below are some of my articles for WNN:

Malawi Women Solar Entrepreneur report

United Nations Human Development Index 2011 and the effect of climate change on rural women. 

AB889: California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Homeless Women in the United States

U.S. Women Veterans survive PTSD

Citizen Journalism and Sexual Violence

The truth about bride kidnapping – an insider interview on the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya

Complexities of Commercial Egg Donation – Interview with Medical Anthropologist Diane Tober, Ph.D.

Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 Interview with award-winning journalist Stella Paul

Interview with Driss El Yezami, President of the National Council of Human Rights, Morocco (CNDH) 

U.N. Tribunal weighs in on atrocity against Bosnian women & the Radovan Karadžić Conviction

Annual U.N. Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty and Violence

Project M
When Seas Bite Back: The increasing size of the modern container ship and the theory of Unintended Consequences

Virtue and Honor in Chechnya and Dagestan

Entrepreneurs challenge fashion industry standards with innovative products

The Western Edition San Francisco

Interview with Bernard Mayes, founder of NPR

Interview with Gary Maxworthy, director of San Francisco Food Bank/ architect of the national Farm to Family program.




WOMEN NEWS NETWORK: Violence legislation




Co-lead producer and editor of Stories from Girls and Women of Mogadishu.

Compiler of 50 Women anthology series.

Essay Contributor, Nothing But the Truth so Help me God

Priority Theme: Violence Against Women, CSW 57 annual session (2013)

Priority Theme: Barriers to Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls, CSW 58 annual session (2014)

Priority Theme: Beijing Plus 20- the 20 year review of the Beijing Platform for Action (2015)

Priority Theme: Sustainable Development (2016)

Priority Theme: Balancing the Changing World of Work (2017)

Priority Theme: Social Protection Systems and Sustainable Infrastructure (2018)

Policy Reporting and The “Truth First” Media Era: Talking truth in Brussels

Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

The Assyrian Genocide: Cultural and Political Legacies