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Is the Bangsamoro Law a Sure Step Towards Peace in the Philippines?

by Juliana Cano Nieto

On September 10, 2014, the government of the Philippines and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) presented before Congress the Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). This 119-page document sets the legal basis for the political and financial autonomy of the Muslim region in the southern island of Mindanao. Will this law and what will follow be sufficient to achieve the sustainable peace people in this region aspire to?

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Climate Summit – Global People's Mobilization -- Engendering Climate Justice

Gender and Climate Change: Toolkit  for Women on Climate Change

A Global People's Climate Mobilization is taking place on September 20 and 21, just before the historic summit on climate change that is bringing heads state to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact. This moment will not be just about New York or the United States. Heads of state from around the world will be there, as will the attention of global media.

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20 years after Beijing

Feminists and women activists prepare for the Beijing+20 Asia-Pacific review

3rdSessionESCAPbangkokWomen continue to lobby and push governments for full implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, the most comprehensive plan for gender equality that was the outcome of the Fourth World Conference for Women in Beijing, China. Adopted by 189 countries, the Platform for Action is considered a major achievement by a global women's movement to put women's issues of rights and equality on government agendas.

At the Third Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, August 18-20, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand, government delegates and women's CSOs from the region came together to review the elements of a draft outcome document for the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review. This was the first draft review in preparation for the High Level Review Meeting that will take place at the UNESCAP headquarters on November 17, 2014.

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Building Self, Building Community

bsbc1Second Isis International and QAYN Activist School for Young, Queer Francophone Women

Lomé, Togo
February 10-14, 2014

My community self-stigmatizes and discriminates”; “my community is engaged”; “my community is ignorant but in search of its own path; “my community is dispersed”; “my community has trouble communicating”; “my community is unified”. These were some of the perspectives that participants shared about their communities at the last Isis International and the Queer African Youth Networking Center (QAYN) activist school in Lomé, Togo.

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Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – Please RESCUE THEM! #BringBackOurGirls

BringBackOurGirlsOver 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – Please RESCUE THEM! #BringBackOurGirls

When the school girls were abducted on April 14th, the mass media barely made mention of the fact. The international campaign to rescue them finally caught the attention of the mass media, only after Nigerian women, women’s organisations and other movements used social media to call for solidarity. International rallies are being held around the world and Change.org is circulating a petition (see link at end of article).

Read more: Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – Please RESCUE THEM! #BringBackOurGirls
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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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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.

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

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