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I visited Sunila around 8th March 2013 to spend some time with her after she'd been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. Sunila was to me, as she was to many of us, the clearest, sharpest light that I'd turn to any time I needed to help understand some knotty aspect of the women's movement. I decided to ask Sunila a few questions about her thoughts of International Women's Day, her own journey in the women's movement, and the place the international women's movement was at. I thought I'd share these recordings with others as a way of remembering her especially on this 20th year past the Beijing World Conference on Women.
- Susanna George, current Chair of the Board of and former Executive Director of Isis International
Documenting feminist visions. Creating critical communications. Strengthening social movements.
That's what Isis International is about, inspired by the Egyptian goddess Isis, symbolizing creativity, knowledge, and women's power. We produced one of the longest running International feminist publications, Women in Action, and today we continue that work online.
We want to create a curated platform where many more women passionate about feminist movement building can share news, views, photos and art. Our site is this platform and we’re looking for women like you: artists, creatives, activists, feminists. A space for you to share the actions you're taking and your visions for an inclusive, caring and just world.
We want to collaborate with all of you diverse women from across Asia and the Pacific. We want to share your lived experiences and insightful analyses. Stories from community and movement building. Stories that draw on cutting edge theory, current events, media and culture. Stories from the grassroots to the halls of the UN and all the other spaces where feminists are working towards human rights, development and social justice.
by Annabs Sanchez
|Photo via Bea Camacho|
More and more, the Internet is the place where we meet up with our friends, get information, organise work, store our pictures and texts, do our banking, see videos, buy tickets and get public services. As we use the Internet extensively, we begin to be "known" through the Internet equally intimately. Soon, it will also hold extensive transactional information from the many "things" in our daily lives—the entire range of domestic devices as well as public and private infrastructure and services. All this knowledge is power, which can be put to good use or bad. Not only does the Internet increasingly hold too much information about us, with the advancing networked automation and remote access, it provides the power to reach anywhere to control physical spaces and activities.
by Nicole Hutchison
“It is only with the political leaders' genuine commitment in protecting, promoting and respecting Human Rights and upholding the rule of law that true peace can be achieved not only in Mindanao but in the Philippines in general,” says Kishra Dawabi.
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.