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Surfacing Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Transgendered People's Issues in the Philippines

LGBT KartiniIn summary, a comparison across lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women’s issues is presented for each life sphere of the ecological model. The shared issues for LBT persons and the issues unique to each group are noted. The issues for the self and relationships or microcontexts are presented first. This is followed by the sphere of work and the sphere of social institutions and macro-contexts. The strategies for these spheres are then presented. The issues and strategies specific to the LGBT movement and to the feminist movement are presented at the end of the section.

Recognising Women’s Participation in Sustainable and Lasting Peace

2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security. It is also the year that the Philippines launched its National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 making it the second country in the Asia Pacific region to formalise its commitment to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 through a concrete national action plan. Despite progress achieved through the efforts made by government, civil societies and women's groups and communities that have been affected by war and armed conflict, it is a reality that community, local government, media and even some civil society groups remain unaware of UNSCR 1325, let alone UNSCR 1820, 1888 and 1889, the other relevant UN resolutions regarding women in peace building.

With financial support from ICCO, Isis International recently concluded a two year two country project entitled “Cultural Politics of Peace and Conflict: strategising and capacity building for the Philippines and Indonesia”, June 2008-May 2010. The project aimed to help create an enabling environment where women can actively participate in and significantly contribute to peace and conflict resolution processes; and to build the capacities of women in peace building processes.

Cultural Politics of Conflict, Peace and the UNSCR 1325: Strategising and Capacity Building for Indonesia and the Philippines

CPCP UNSCR1325This report highlights the major achievement of the two-year, two country project of Isis International in collaboration with BALAY Rehabilitation Centre, Inc. in Philippines and Atma Jaya University in Indonesia. This report is being submitted to ICCO as part of end of project requirements

Gender and Climate Change: Toolkit for women on Climate Change

NEW from Isis International!

GenderClimateChangeToolkit_iconGender and Climate Change: Toolkit for women on Climate Change

This toolkit on Gender and Climate Change is part of an important endeavour by Isis International to explore innovative and strategic ways to communicate gender justice and climate justice issues, especially from Southern feminist perspectives.

Read more: Gender and Climate Change: Toolkit for women on Climate Change

Gender Policy for Community Radio

Gender Policy on Community Radio

Women have a larger role in community radio than any other form of media. Easy to use, easy to access and low in cost, community radio helps women's voices be heard in countries as diverse as Afghanistan and Australia. However, even the community radio sector is far from achieving equality for men and women.

Read more: Gender Policy for Community Radio

Engendering Peace Journalism: Keeping Communities Whole

English version
Maranao version
Visayan version

This primer gives a background on the concepts of peace journalism as well as useful information in journalism in conflict situations, with additional guides on self-care for journalists covering conflict. This primer is the result of the longstanding experience of media women of Min-WoW and Isis International-Manila monitoring and analysing of the media in different parts of the world from a Southern feminist perspective. Moreover, it is the result of the three trainings we conducted in North-Western Mindanao, Philippines under “Women Making Airwaves for Peace” and what the training participants coming from different media organisations, NGOs and grassroots organisations found most helpful and accurate in their daily work as journalists or community women dealing with the media. This primer is geared towards media practitioners.

 

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Isis International Women's House (Bahay ni Isis)

BnIFacadeIsis International Women’s House (Bahay ni Isis).

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!

Feminist Activist School

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.

Subscribe to we! Newsletter

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.

Women in Action (WiA)

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.

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Research Report, Women and Peacebuilding, Philippines

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.

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Archives

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.

Click here to see some of these historical treasures.

Relive the historical milestones of the women’s movement with this Isis collection of posters. 

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