Created on Friday, 22 November 2013 13:55
New Brunswick, NJ, November 21, 2013 — On November 25, 2013, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University will launch the 23rd annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. CWGL will join thousands of activists from around the world in a call for an end to gender-based violence and more substantial responses on the part of governments to act with due diligence in protecting and preventing gender-based violence. Numerous events are planned for the 16 Days Campaign. Participating organizations include: Mesa Local contra la Violencia de Género de San Isidro (Argentina); Women’s Aid (Ireland); National Center Against Violence (Mongolia); YUWA (Nepal); Vuk'uWazi Institute for Social Change (South Africa); and Kenaz - Desarrollo de Proyectos Sociales (Spain), among many others.Read more: The 16 Days Campaign Joins Activists From Around the World
Created on Friday, 15 November 2013 17:10
Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms in recorded history – devastated entire communities in the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving many homeless.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the estimated 10 million affected and to all those who have lost loved ones. Women in the Philippines need our help now more than ever.
Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 18:50
Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW), one of Isis International’s partners, is sharing this appeal in the light of the string of woes the entire country (Philippines) is facing of late. Concretely, MPW is calling for an indefinite humanitarian ceasefire and declaration of disaster-affected areas as "humanitarian peace zones". Please read below for details.
With great sadness, the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW), and its convening network-members in Mindanao, Visayas and Manila, would like to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to the tragedy that has befallen our fellow Filipinos when Typhoon Yolanda rampaged through our vulnerable communities in some parts of Visayas and Mindanao a few days ago.Read more: A Call for Compassion, An Urgent Call for Ceasefire
Created on Monday, 11 November 2013 13:25
On the news, round the clock, we see the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines. Yes, there were Early Warnings. But, who gets hurt the most in natural disasters - the extremely poor of whom women are the majority, with easily destroyed housing and possessions, and fewer quick evacuation options. There are intersectionalities that enhance the vulnerability of women as searching for children, old age, disabilities, pregnancy, illness. It is the women who try to save family, loved ones, vs. possessions. It is the women who try to keep hope and calm amidst enormous natural destruction. Long after the news has moved on, it is the women who try to find ways for the family to survive, to recover as much as possible, to try to find resilience.
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.
Joining the Dots is now online at http://youtu.be/9fNl64sXtvg. This video is from the Asia Pacific Women's Watch (APWW)
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.