Isis-WICCE is named and takes after Isis, the Egyptian goddess of creativity, knowledge and wisdom.
Founded in Geneva, Switzerland (1974) as a global women’s resource centre documenting and disseminating women’s experiences, concerns and ideas, Isis-WICCE moved to Kampala, Uganda (1993) to connect and amplify African women’s voices to the rest of the world.
Isis-WICCE still carries the vision of its founders (Jane Cottingham and Marilee Karl) building solidarity networks, communicating and applying ideas as well as sharing information to overcome gender inequalities. We work in Asia and Africa- using the home-grown Isis-WICCE approach- to innovatively amplify women’s voices; put women’s rights issues on the political agenda; and catalyze women’s power to transform themselves, their communities and nations in conflict and post-conflict.
Our work includes
- Research and generating knowledge on peace and security from a gender perspective.
- Strengthening women’s activist leadership, political participation, policy advocacy and movement building.
- Using diverse feminist knowledge and information to inform and influence institutions, policies and practices that support gender inequality and violence.
- Restoring women’s bodily integrity and dignity (psychological, reproductive and gynecological health) in post-conflict settings