Isis International

  • Joining Isis-WICCE

    by Annabs Sanchez

    RuthOjiamboOchiengWhile working at the Constituent Assembly, Ojiambo saw a job advertisement announcing the relocation of Isis-WICCE  headquarters from Switzerland to Uganda and inviting applicants for the information and communication coordinator job.

    “I thought this was the kind of job I wanted,” she says.

    Several months later, she received a call. It was Millicent Aligawesa, the Isis-WICCE executive director.

    “I had got the job and was expected to start immediately.” It was November 1994.

    Ojiambo’s intention to leave her job worried her bosses. “One of them wondered why I was throwing away 14 years of valuable experience in the civil service for an NGO that might close tomorrow,” she says. However, she was determined to leave and she did.

  • Caught in-between Strategies

    by Luz Maria Martinez

    BetingIndigenous people around the world share a commonality—they have paid a price for being the original inhabitants of their countries.

    With the onset of colonization this cycle of oppression continues until today. Whether through expansionism or migration, the original inhabitants of the lands we inhabit have suffered and in some instances have been wiped off the face of the earth.

    At a recent forum on the plight of the Lumads at Miriam College in the Philippines, I had the chance to hear and talk to a peace advocate from the Lumad indigenous group.

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