ISIS International Newsletter – 20 Years after Beijing

  an Isis International e-newsletter, offers news, information and commentary on women’s activism and rights around the globe Isis International takes its name from Isis, an ancient mother goddess, who symbolizes creativity, knowledge and women’s power. Our logo is the symbol of women open to give and receive knowledge, creativity and empowerment.   20 years after Beijing Feminists and women activists prepare for the Beijing+20 Asia-Pacific review   The 3rd Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, August 18-30, 2014 Women continue to lobby and push governments for full…Read more

Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media. Strategies to Advance UNSCR1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative.

JERA International will be at CSW58, joining project partners Isis and APWW in two workshops on Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media. Strategies to Advance UNSCR1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative.      Social Media and Engaging Young Women with UNSCR1325 in Asia, Monday March 10th at 10:30am, Y Hall of the American Convention Centre, 630 2nd Avenue New York City   Raising Young Women’s Voices in the Localisation of UNSC1325 – Linking the Networks Tuesday 11th March, 10:30am, Y Hall of the American Convention Centre, 630 2nd Avenue New York…Read more

‘I hate this monster, I mean nothing to him’ – forced marriages in Britain

Hundreds of teenagers are being forced into unwanted marriages every year in Britain, according to new figures. The government’s Forced Marriage Unit says it dealt with 1,302 cases of men and women being pressured by relatives to wed in 2013. A quarter of incidents involved victims aged 16-17 and 82% of cases involved women. Although the total number of cases has fallen from 1,485 in 2012, there are fears that many are unreported. One victim is Tina, from Birmingham, who was forced by her family to marry a man from India. The 18-year-old claims she was beaten by…Read more

Fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2010-2014, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider ‘“Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls” as its priority theme during its fifty-eighth session in 2014. As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, intergovernmental and UN-led processes are well under way to inform and design a post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 58th session of CSW in 2014 will provide a critical opportunity for evaluating the current…Read more