Editorial: A Child of Us All
by Lilian S. Mercado Carreon

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THE PROBLEMS ARE MEDIA EDUCATION
by Luz Maria Martinez
Fearless words from 12-year-old Reshma Pattni. p15

THE GIRL CHILD AT RISK
by Noeleen Heyzer
We borrow the world
from our children. But what kind of a world are we giving back p16

BEIJING BREAKS GROUND
by Mavic Cabrera-Balleza
Finally, things are changing. p22

FEMINIST IN THE MAKING
by Luz Maria Martinez
The daughter follows her mother's footsteps. p25

COVER STORY: THE KUMARI
by Nancy Pearson Arcellana

The girl child as living goddess in Nepal. p26

IT'S ALL IN THE MESSAGE
by Meena M. Shivdas
Media projects young women's bodies to titillate; young males are used to convey authority. p32

SHE SAID, HE SAID
by Ma. Christine Bantug
An informal poll of teenagers in Fiji and the Philippines on gender relations yields interesting answers.
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GOING BEYOND THE PERSONAL
by Malu S. Marin

Here's looking closely at lesbian activism. p58

THE DYING ROOMS
by Tom Hilditch
The story on brutal neglect in China's orphanages, back-to-back with... p68

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY
by the Amity Foundation
p72

CHILD PROSTITUTION: THE ASIAN REALITY
by Aaron Sacks
Can the child sex trade really be reduced to supply and demand? p75

Growing Up in the Philippines
by K.L. Soto Sol Cruz

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THE LAST TEN YEARS
The women's movement in Sri Lanka looks back. p77

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Book Review
MARIA MIES' and VANDANA SHIVA'S Ecofeminism
Reviewed by HELEN R. GRAHAM, M. M. p44

Poetry
SO WHO IS THIS GUY?: A Mother's commitment
by Raihanah Mohamad Mydin

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Woman in Action: Speaking Out Against Violence
p63

One on One: Not Quite A Chip Off the Old
Block

by Irene R. Chia
Ifa breathes easy now that she's free. p64

Health Updates
p79
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: The Kumari-the liuing Goddess
by Salome S. Russell from Women Artists Diary 1995.
 
We'd like to hear from you!
write to the Editors: <communications at isiswomen.org>

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