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28 May 2015
On May 28, women’s rights defenders and activists from all over the world are mobilizing to observe May 28th International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Various activities from more than thirty countries have been reported by women’s advocacy groups to be taking place to commemorate the Global Day of Action.
Collectively, activists will call on the governments and the international community for the fullest inclusion of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and respect, protect, and fulfill women’s right to health, dignity and bodily integrity.
Our Bodies Ourselves Publications: http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/publications/
The Our Bodies Ourselves Global Initiative (OBOGI) delivers evidence-based, culturally appropriate information on health, sexuality and reproduction to girls and women all over the world.
OBOGI collaborates with women’s organizations (see map above) that request permission and technical support to translate and adapt “Our Bodies, Ourselves” for public education and political action in their country. Most of these adaptations are published in book form. Some groups produce online content and mobile apps, while others convert health content into posters and other formats that can be shared easily in public spaces.
by Marieme Helie Lucas
Sarajevo, May 8, 2015
Yesterday May 7 the Women’s Court on war crimes against women during the war in the 1990ies formally started in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Women have come together from all the corners of the former-Yugoslavia to participate in the Women’s Court in Sarajevo, to demand justice for the crimes committed against them during the wars and the enduring inequalities and suffering that followed.
Since the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25th, country organisations have been working to recoup and provide much needed relief to their communities. Women are playing a key role in mobilising and rebuilding their communities, and through their relief activities are responding to particular risks women face during disasters and even as relief efforts take place, such as sanitation and hygiene needs, threats to their personal safety and violence.
Isis International expresses our solidarity with the people of Nepal, Activist School alumni, and organisations working on the ground including Isis International's partners for as long as two decades: Saathi, Beyond Beijing Committee and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). Support these organisations that are responding to the needs of women and children, as well as those using media and communications tools to support the needs of survivors.
By Luz Martinez
The 4th Women's World Conference, 1995 in Beijing, China officially turns 20 in September 2015. So not only has this year been a year of review but it is also a time for retrospection about what and who we were in 1995. For me, this hindsight is like a trailer for an up and coming film on a fast forward button.
Where to begin? When in doubt, mid-way always works.
At the time, I along with my colleague and friend Mavic Balleza was part of the Isis communication team. One of our tasks was to cover interesting women to feature in the Isis International third quarter issue of Women in Action (WiA).
|Mavic Balleza holding white jacket and Luz Martinez holding folders of the Isis communication team.|
As someone new to Asia and to the women's movement, the entire process and trip was an extravaganza of women.
Bahay ni Isis provides a safe haven for guests visiting Manila, with lodgings, meeting rooms and facilities for workshops and other events. It is a comfortable women-friendly space and a gathering place for many non-governmental organisations engaged in issues affecting women around the globe. Welcome!
The Isis Feminist Activist School aims to strengthen the communication capacity of women from the Global South so that they can effectively articulate and take on leadership roles in organisations, communities, networks and/or social movements.
we!, the Isis International e-newsletter, provides news and information on women’s activism, campaigns and events around the globe as well as analyses and commentary on current issues affecting women.
WiA carries in-depth articles on issues facing women globally from a feminist perspective. This social movement publication links women’s issues to larger social issues and features women writers from around the world.
Recognising Women’s Participation in Sustainable and Lasting Peace. Isis International realised it is essential to initially find out to what extent or if any at all do peace advocates include or consider women and gender in their peace work with from ICCO foundation, Isis carried out a study on women peacemakers in the Philippines.
Isis Resource Center holds one of the largest feminist collections of materials in the Global South. With 40 years of publication experience, Isis holds a vast collection.
Relive the historical milestones of the women’s movement with this Isis collection of posters.