Created on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 02:14
It's September, Peace Month is here!
Isis International supports women's participation in peacebuilding from the grassroots. We amplify women's voices through feminist communications and through our Activist School build the capacity of women working for peace.
Peace requires all our efforts. Isis belongs to international, regional and national networks working together for peace.
Check out Women Engaged in Action on 1325, and the Global Network for Women Peacebuilder's global campaign 'Women Speak Out for Peace'.
Continuing our efforts to advocate to engender peace follow our articles this month and take a look at our guide on Engendering Peace Journalism.
Conflicts result in major upheaval, massive numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons, destruction of agriculture and livelihoods, a breakdown of food security and even starvation. In times of conflict, aid agencies have long since recognized the importance of ensuring that women are direct recipients of emergency food aid. Women have been found to be key to ensuring that food reaches the most vulnerable members of their communities. This recognition has become enshrined in the policies of many relief agencies.Read more: From the Ground Up: Food Security, Women, Conflict and Peace
Created on Monday, 25 August 2014 10:32
by Juliana Cano Nieto
The last Isis International Activist School focused on Women Human Rights Defenders, what are these activists up to four months later?
You Sotheary, 23, still faces problems when she travels on her own to do community organizing in Cambodia. “My family says I shouldn’t go because women going out alone is not part of our culture or tradition ... People think that I am trying to do something bad with the communities and do not believe in my work.” Instead of stopping her work, these comments make Theary, as her friends call her, more determined to work for women’s rights.
Theary became a rights defender in her college years. She began to raise awareness in the countryside on climate change and human rights, and then worked with survivors of gender-based violence. She told Isis International, “I began this project with an American researcher looking at survivors of gender based violence under Khmer Rouge, to share the ideas and opinions of victims.” This made her realize the importance of sharing the voices of women rights defenders.Read more: Cambodian Website Tells Women’s Stories
Created on Monday, 18 August 2014 11:28
February 10-14, 2014
My community self-stigmatizes and discriminates”; “my community is engaged”; “my community is ignorant but in search of its own path; “my community is dispersed”; “my community has trouble communicating”; “my community is unified”. These were some of the perspectives that participants shared about their communities at the last Isis International and the Queer African Youth Networking Center (QAYN) activist school in Lomé, Togo.Read more: Building Self, Building Community
Created on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 02:31
The Africa Regional Seminar on Ending Violence based on real or perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity [SOGI]
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT
Hi and welcome to the Demand Accountability (South Africa) Campaign!
This toolkit will help you, your organisation and your friends and allies understand WHY we are running this campaign and also importantly HOW you can get involved.Read more: Demand Accountability (South Africa) Campaign
Created on Friday, 08 August 2014 03:21
Book Review by Christianne F. Collantes, Isis International
Gender teachers and researchers rely upon libraries and archives "memory institutions" that have been organized and built within patriarchal frameworks. This has prompted the question: What types of information have been historically marginalized, omitted, and muted from our histories?
"Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives" (2014), edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets, urges us to reconsider our own roles as teachers, learners, and advocates of Gender Studies by looking at how our archives have traditionally been organized in ways that have excluded women's experiences, and also their potential to strengthen our varied, collective knowledge about women's histories, lives, and achievements. This volume applies feminist and cultural theories to real world applications of archiving and librarianship. The text offers exhaustive theoretical discussions on the concerns of knowledge dissemination and organization, then provides tangible, historical, and even contemporary case studies that demonstrate how these concerns manifest themselves in our libraries. Divided into three sections, De Jong and Koevoets' volume cohesively lays out a readable and well arranged investigation of the systems of discourse and archiving that have been crucial towards (and reflective of) our understanding of gender and women's histories.Read more: Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives
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.