EDITORIAL: THE AUTONOMY WITHIN
by Lan Mercado Carreon

NEGLECT AND ABUSE
by Nhial Bol
Sudanese women ex-rebels speak about oppression in the liberation army p10

COVER STORY: A NEW PLACE, A NEW SELF
by Patricia McFadden
The Challenges and Prospects for the African Women's Movement in the 21st Century p12

REVOLUTION, WAR AND WOMEN IN EL SALVADOR
by Norma Vazquez
Recovery from the changes that history left in the lives of Central American Women is a necessary feminist contribution. p18

FROM AN INDONESIAN PRISON, ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 1997
A letter from arrested defender of women's rights Dita Sari p20

STRUGGLING FOR CHANGE
by Chee Heng Leng and Cecilia Ng
Malaysia's challenge
is to broaden women's arenas to include ethnicity
p22

CLAIMING AUTONOMY
by Josefa Francisco

Questions are being raised about the context of continued calls for an autonomous Philippine women's movement p28

WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND THE POLITICS OF FUNDAMENTALISM
by Sajeda Amin and Sara Hossain
Neither Quran nor the Bangladesh's law provides no basis for the repression of women's reproductive rights
 p32

I AM ONLY HUMAN!
Cries from women burned-out by the war p36

MODERNITY, ISLAMIZATION AND WOMEN
by Nayereh Tohidi
The difficult balance between reclaiming
national identity and reaffirming progressive elements in society p38

WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS = FOOD SECURITY
by Samjhana Shrestha-Pandey
In the Solomon Islands, cash cropping is not equal to progress p56

RADIO, DEMOCRACY, DEVELOPMENT
by Charles Arthur
Radio breaks isolation and exploitation p59

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RAPE VICTIM'S CRY FOR JUSTICE END IN PERU GUNFIRE
by Ray Sanchez
The story of one woman fighter of Tupac Amaru p61

Reviews plus p48

Ginu Kamani's Junglee Girl
Ding Xiaoqi's Maidenhome


One on One: Heisoo Shin
by Nancy P. Arcellana
A look into Korea p62

Country Report: Guatemala
by Victoria Rich
Gender-specific violence as a component of counter-
insurgency p68

Health Updates
p73
Women In Action covers a broad range of issues affecting women globally, but focusing on the particular needs and concerns of women in the Global South, and forwarding a progressive perspective tempered by the experiences of the third world women's movements.
On the cover: Untitled by Carlito Dumalaon, 9 years old, a streetchild under the care of Tanglauj Kabataan.
 
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