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Palestine - Israel: Midwives For Peace

Palestine: The Safe Birth Project

The Problem

Midwife helps a new mother with her baby - c. Jessica AldermanIsraeli-imposed restrictions on Palestinians' freedom of movement, coupled with intermittent military attacks, threaten the rights and well-being of Palestinian women, with particular consequences to women's reproductive health.

The Israeli military has destroyed or barricaded thousands of roads in the West Bank, making it difficult for Palestinian women who are in labor to reach hospitals.

Ambulances are regularly detained by soldiers at checkpoints. As a result, dozens of Palestinian women have been forced to give birth at Israeli military checkpoints, resulting in the deaths of 20 women and 36 infants.

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Women's Agency Against Guns

By Jasmin Nario-GalaceJasmin Nario-Galace

WPPlogoApproximately 1,000 people die every day from gun violence, with people from the developing world being twice as likely to die from it as those from the industrialized world.(1) Each day, an estimated 3,000 people are left severely injured by guns, i.e. three for every person killed.(2) In the Philippines, from January to September 2009, there were 7,114 murder and homicide cases. If 78.8% of murders and homicides are committed with the aid of a gun, as the police roughly estimate, that would mean that 21 people are killed by guns in the Philippines on a daily basis.

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Take Back the Tech! campaign focusing on transparency on violence against women through social media

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week beginning 21 July

The campaign kit can be accessed on our homepage in English, French and Spanish.

In addition, we would like to share with you a Google doc full of tweets, posts and contact information for various executives and departments of Facebook, Twitter and Google (for YouTube):

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014!


The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is pleased to announce that the slogan for WBW 2014 is: BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal - for Life!

The theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding - in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countdown, and beyond.
In 1990 eight global goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), were set by governments and the United Nations to fight poverty and promote healthy and sustainable development in a comprehensive way by 2015.  
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16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence - 2014 Theme Announcement

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2014 Theme Announcement

From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World:
Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!

Positioning the 16 Days Campaign from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and December 10 (Human Rights Day) rightfully stresses that gender-based violence is an international human rights violation. In the lead up to, and during, the 16 days of activism, participants will highlight the systemic nature of gender-based violence and militarism which encourages inequality and discrimination and prioritizes weapons spending over funding for quality education and healthcare and safe public spaces. The culture of militarism builds on and protects systems of power by controlling dissent and using violence to settle economic, political and social disputes. Militarism draws on and perpetuates patriarchal models of political, economic, and social domination of people by a small number of elites and privileges violent masculinity as acceptable behavior. The 16 Days Campaign focus on the intersections of gender-based violence and militarism is an effort to work toward a more equitable and peaceful world.

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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!

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Featured Resources


Research Report, Women and Peacebuilding, Philippines

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.

Click here to see some of these historical treasures.

Relive the historical milestones of the women’s movement with this Isis collection of posters. 


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