Created on Sunday, 26 January 2014 13:54
There's a rhythm and a dance to life, and sometimes we're too hungry, too beaten, too angry to notice it. On Valentine's Day this year, once again, women are taking bruised, beaten, oppressed bodies, and stamping out a new rhythm, a dance to witness that one billion women experience violence and that this is not acceptable. This year, again, there will be One Billion Rising, a worldwide strike to end that violence, and to build a more equitable world. You're invited to be part of the revolution.
Last year, women rose in Afghanistan, with hundreds of women taking to the streets in a variety of cities across the nation, protesting the rising rates of violence against women and the impunity with which rapists get away with their crimes. This year, pledge cards have been translated into Hindi and are being sent out across South Asia from the Sangat office.Read more: Dancing the Revolution
Created on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 18:13
At a small hotel in Tagaytay, Philippines, a diverse group of women gathered to talk, dance, and share their stories of peace building in their communities.
Some were indigenous, others, Moro (indigenous Islamic people in the southern Philippines). They came from nearby areas of Luzon, and from as far away as the southern reaches of Mindanao. Some were in their twenties, just beginning to shape their identities as defenders of human rights; others were in their fifties, looking back on decades of peace building, while looking forward to the years to come. They identified as NGO workers, community organisers, social workers, teachers, and peace activists. Some were very familiar with ideas of feminism, while others were newcomers. What they shared was a commitment to human rights and social justice.Read more: Building Bridges for Peace - Voices from the Isis Activist School for Women Human Rights...
Created on Friday, 17 January 2014 11:13
Radio Rights and Recognition – Community Radio for People's Empowerment
AMARC Asia Pacific introduces affirmative action for women
The strong presence of women in the community radio movement in Asia Pacific was felt at the 3rd Regional Conference, from December 2 to 6 in Seoul, South Korea.
Among the close to 170 participants from 23 countries in the Asia Pacific region less than 40% were women. But the women present were very active and saw to it that in almost every panel or workshop the women's perspective was presented.
Women still underrepresented in community radio stations in the Asia Pacific
During a panel on the status of women in community radios in the Asia Pacific, a survey by AMARC1-WIN2 was presented which on one hand showed that many women in community radio are marginalised and often deprived of access to decision making and technical tasks. On the other hand, the percentage of women in leadership positions has increased by 7% from 28% in 2006 to 35% in 2013. The reasons for the inequality between men and women given by majority of the respondents were cultural barriers and threats to the safety of women broadcasters. The most important changes respondents desired are more women's participation in content production and generally more women who work in the community radio as staff and volunteers.
Created on Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:52
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Isis International would like you to apply for the
Isis International Activist School for Women Human Rights Defenders
5-12 April 2014 in Manila, Philippines
The Isis International Activist School for Women Human Rights Defenders is an 8-day training for human rights or women’s human rights advocates working in conflict and politically dangerous situations. Women human rights defenders (WHRD) promote and protect their own rights, and the rights of others. WHRDs face a litany of threats in their line of work. This is exacerbated by the fact that they are women challenging the status quo, or because of the nature of their work which focuses on defending women’s human rights. The current backlash against women’s struggles and their achievements have made these risks and attacks more grave and incessant.Read more: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Isis International Activist School for Women Human Rights Defenders
Created on Thursday, 09 January 2014 05:20
Here is how you can join the One Billion Rising Campaign this year, 2014.
On 14 February 2013, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
On 14 February 2014*, we are escalating our efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE!
ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.Read more: One Billion Rising 14 February 2014
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.