Created on Wednesday, 06 September 2006 23:45
"A common scenario taking place in many rural communities in the Asia and the Pacific region is that women are leaving and finding jobs in economic zones, urban areas and in the service sector economy. The majority of women who leave the farm behind do not want to return. Many mothers also discourage their daughters from choosing the rural way of life as it is viewed as a hard life with few rewards. Without women there are no agricultural communities. Economics is surely part of the problem that underlies this diaspora, but another factor is the lack of equity and empowerment amongst women in many rural communities." - from "Mainstreaming Gender into National Food Security Policies" by Luz Maria Martinez, Women in Action (3:2000).
Created on Thursday, 07 September 2006 00:02
Isis has produced, for non-profit purposes, the following 30-seconder radio plugs on various issues confronted by women in Asia-Pacific.
1. Violence Against Women
2. Women and Migration
3. Women's Images in the Media
4. Women and Food Security
5. Women's Empowerment in Agriculture
6. Women’s Reproductive Health (not yet available in English)
Created on Thursday, 07 September 2006 00:30
Isis International-Manila is giving out a compilation of Asia-Pacific women’s music in compact disc (CD) and cassette tape formats, free-of-charge, to women’s radio programmes and community radios in countries within Asia and the Pacific.
Music in the compilation presents an alternative to the ‘sexist’ pop music by featuring songs that promote positive images of women, as composed and/or performed by women musicians who would otherwise not be promoted by big commercial radio stations.
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.