Editorial
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NEWS AND NOTES
FOCUS: WOMEN AND THE LAW

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In Defense of Women - Lawyering in a Feminist Context
An interview by Ma. Victoria Cabrera-Balleza
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Revisiting "The Family" Through Law
by Ratna Kapur
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till Divorce do us Part
by Luz Maria Martinez
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The Path to Gender Equality in Japan
by Hayashi Yoko

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Changes in Marriage Law Bring Greater Equality
Source: Sister Namibia,
Vol. 6 October 1994

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Why lose your house because you're a woman?
Source: Speak No. 67- December 94/ January 95
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Unheeding Legislators Take Note: Women in the Philippines are Fast Learning the Ropes of Lobbying, and No Longer Give Up Quite So Easily
by Perla Aragon-Choudhury
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
WOMEN AND PEACE

Daughters of Wars, Women for Peace
by Pi Villanueva
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Refugee Women
by Malu S. Marin
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Dr. Elmira Souleimanova, A Woman of Peace
An Interview by Luz Maria Martinez
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Women in Algeria Live in Terror
by Angeline Achterberg
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RESOURCE CENTER UPDATE

From the Shelves of Isis p33
Poetry p38
Short Story p40
Reflection p40
Book Reviews p41
Isis' Kitchen p48

SPECIAL FEATURES:
LANGUAGE & SEXISM

Prevalence of Sexism In English Educational Texts in Japan 
by Tomoko I. Sakita
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I Think (With Language) Therefore I Am (What Language Makes Me)
by Jacqueline Ann Surin
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Nonsexist Dictionary Rules Out Manholes and Snowmen
by Alan Raybould & CC & DD
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DEPARTMENTS:
IN ACTION

Vanuatu Women's Center
by Merilyn Tahi, Coordinator
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Yayori Matsui: Retiring Into Activism
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Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and the Gentle Revolution: Sahaya Yoga
by Anoma S. Jayawickrema & Steven Wollenberger
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THE CONTRIBUTORS
HEALTH UPDATE p63

BULLETIN p67

CONVERSATIONS

Melanesian Women Moving On
by Grace Mera Molisa
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Muslim Women After the Iranian Revolution
with Massoumeh Estekar Ph.D.
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Islam as a Source of Power
with Hayat Iman
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
ISIS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
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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.
 
We'd like to hear from you!
write to the Editors: <communications at isiswomen.org>

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