Working with organisations involved with grassroots women across Fiji, India, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand, Isis International-Manila releases its new publication, “People's Communications for Development: How Intermediary Groups use Communication Tools for Grassroots Women's Development.” The new publication examines the relationship between communication tools and empowerment within the lives of grassroots women in the developing South.
The study views communication broadly, taking account of traditional communication means such as theatre and face-to-face discussions, alongside newer tools such as the radio, the television, and new information-communication technologies, such as cellular phones and computers.
What emerges from the study is the urgent need to return to the fundamental principle behind gender and communications advocacy—the concerns of the people traversing multiple “information societies.”
The book is a product of a 3-year study conducted by Isis International-Manila in collaboration with partner organisations: Aalochana Centre for Documentation and Research on Women in Pune, India; the Civil Media Development Institute in Bangkok, Thailand; FemLINK Pacific in Suva, Fiji; and HELP Resources Inc. in Wewak, Papua New Guinea.
To order copies of the publication, please contact the Elvira Colobong, Isis International-Manila at telephone number +63-2-9281956, fax number +63-2-9241065, or email at communications [at] isiswomen [dot] org.