Created on Monday, 03 March 2014 17:22
Using case studies from Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, Israel and India, Sexuality in Muslim Contexts argues that Muslim religious traditions do not necessarily lead to conservative agendas but can promote emancipatory standpoints. This book is one that should be read by all those interested in sexuality, religion, Islam, or gender, writes Olivia Mason. The wide range of case studies make it suitable for both an academic and general audience while the examples make it a stimulating and accessible read.Read more: Book Review: Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance, edited by Anissa Helie...
Created on Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:11
This was the message of a short video clip produced by the participants of the Activist School for young, queer women in Francophone West Africa, «Building Ourselves, Building our Communities», organised in February 2014 in Lomé, Togo by the Queer African Youth Networking Center (QAYN) and Isis International.
Nineteen young queer women from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Togo attended the five day workshop, which took place from February 10 to 14 in Lomé. The main focus of the training was on building self-awareness and journaling, community building, facilitative leadership and media for community building. For many it was the first time to attend a workshop specific to queer, young women and the first time to convene and exchange with queer women from different countries.Read more: I am always there for you, but you don't see me!
Created on Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:59
The Beijing Platform for Action calls upon the media and governments to ensure that women have equal participation in and access to the media, and to address stereotypical representations of women in the media. However, as the five-yearly Global Media Monitoring Project1 reports show, women's access to the media is progressing at a glacial pace. To help speed progress, UNESCO has joined with civil society organisations to launch the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMG) following a three-day forum in Bangkok in December 2013.
The alliance has three objectives, as outlined in the draft framework:
Created on Monday, 17 February 2014 19:28
Joint Statement of Women’s Rights Civil Society Movements at the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Consultation for the 20-Year Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Women’s rights civil society movements from the Asia Pacific region gathered at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok on 10-11 February 2014, call upon our region’s women ministries and officials responsible for Gender Equality, to take this opportunity of the Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) and the 58th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women, to advance commitments related to gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights, development and empowerment within a vision of a regional community that enjoy development, economic, social, gender and environmental justice. We remind ourselves that the BPFA drew its mandate and inspiration from earlier global agreements, such as, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, International Conference on Population and Development, and Vienna Conference on Human Rights.Read more: Forever Forward, Never Backward
Created on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:29
“ONE in THREE women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION WOMEN” - One Billion Rising For Justice
Join the One Billion Rising 2014 campaign and dance, move, and rise in solidarity with us this Valentine’s Day!
In 2013, one billion individuals in 207 countries rose against violence against women and children ranging from the state demolition of homes in the Philippines to widespread sexual violence in Afghanistan and South Asia. This year, the One Billion Rising campaign calls women and men from across the globe once again to participate in a worldwide strike against injustice and to help ‘break the chain’ of gender violence.Read more: One Billion Rising 2014 campaign
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.
Joining the Dots is now online at http://youtu.be/9fNl64sXtvg. This video is from the Asia Pacific Women's Watch (APWW)
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.