Created on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:53
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.Read more: 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence - 2014 Theme Announcement
Created on Friday, 13 June 2014 09:50
Can feminist meetings be more... feminist? How can me make our meeting spaces more liberatory, democratic and creative?
Those where the some of the questions explored by participants at 'Changing the World One Meeting at a Time: Facilitation as Feminist Praxis', a workshop conducted by Isis International at the 2nd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF).
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) brought together feminists from all over Asia, the Pacific and other regions for the APFF which took place from 30 May - 1 June 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand.Read more: "Changing the World One Meeting at a Time: Facilitation as Feminist Praxis"
Created on Friday, 13 June 2014 03:34
Women Engaged in Action for 1325 (We Act 1325)—a national network of peace and human rights advocates in the Philippines—launched the publication "Women Speak: Perspectives on Normalization" on June 5, 2014. The results of the research will be presented at the ongoing Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London.
This research, developed with the support of the Australian Government, describes women's viewpoint on how their communities should look like as they return to peaceful conditions. The Women discussed issues around control of firearms, decommissioning, policing structures, and conflict resolution.Read more: Transitioning to Peace
Created on Monday, 19 May 2014 10:50
By Kamla Bhasin
On April 22, 23 and 24, 2014 all OBR Coordinators from different parts of the world met in Rome to review and plan the future of this global campaign against violence against women and girls which has taken place during the last two years in 207 countries. This is the largest mobilization ever in human history on any issue.Read more: One Billion Will Rise With a Revolutionary Zeal on Valentine’s Day, 2015
Created on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:45
Isis International is pleased to announce that we have scanned and digitized all of our publications starting from our very first one in 1974. These represent a wealth of information and documentation from the international feminist movements, campaigns, groups and organizations from around the world, with a special focus on those in the Global South.
Isis International also has a huge collection of materials from the early feminist movements and groups in the Global South, many of which no longer exist. We hope to find ways to make sure that this historical material is not lost, to see them digitized and made available online.
We are happy to partner with others in this effort to preserve our feminist history, and welcome enquiries.
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.