Founded in 1974, Isis International-Manila is an international feminist organization advancing the empowerment of women through information and resource sharing. It moves information globally, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific to women and women's groups advancing women's rights, analyses, skills and leadership in their societies and movements, in an effort to link women around common concerns and advocacy. Isis International-Manila advocates women's equitable and sustainable access to information and communication skills, tools and technology. It works with other women's organizations and networks in addressing the current gender inequity in the access, design and construction of information and communication media.
Isis maintains information resources and electronic databases, and provides library services to people and organizations working on old and new issues affecting women. It promotes feminist analyses, perspective and experiences through print, electronic and other forms of media, and supports the development of women's skills in various aspects of publishing and media work. Isis also creates information and communication channels and systems where women's groups and other organizations can access and send electronic and print information globally and regionally.
Isis has extensively used the print medium to promote awareness of women's issues and analysis. Aside from its triannual magazine, Women in Action, Isis also publishes a select line of book titles and monographs by women scholar/activists. Working to raise the awareness of media practitioners on women's issues and gender sensitivity, Isis produces Information Packs on critical issues (read the online version Media and Violence Against Women Information Pack). Its monthly news bulletin, Women Envision comes out both in print and via electronic mail.
Another important service offered by Isis is the House of Isis Manila, site of the Resource Center and Library. The House of Isis Manila offers low-cost conference, training, and hostel facilities for women's organizations.
Through its participation in AWORC, Isis hopes to contribute to creating greater and stronger linkages among Asian women towards exchanging perspectives and experiences, addressing common concerns, sharing skills in cooperative learning, and formulating strategies and alternatives for the women's movement.
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Quezon City 1100
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