In history, the LGBT Pride March is a daring political statement, anchored on the Stonewall Riots which happened on June 28, 1969.
“We demand change, change for governance that is pro-women and pro-poor. We want all to have better life conditions. We want women’s rights and contributions to be recognized in society.”
“We call on not only to women – mothers, daughters, and sisters – but to everyone to take a stand against the administration that perpetuates violence and corruption.”
“I could say that we don’t have the dignity of labor. People who work at GMA often jested that talents are second-class citizens.”
“The OFWs contribute so much to the country’s economy. They call us the modern-day heroes, but they treat us this way. Is this how you treat heroes? POLO-OWWA has the funds, yet they are taking a long time to bring us home?”
In a “Day of Action” on Oct 17, rallyists called for justice for Jennifer Laude and the abrogation of the Philippine-US defense agreements, and culminated with the formation of a network seeking justice for the slain Filipina transgender.
Five years after the Magna Carta for Women was enacted, much is still wanting in its implementation because of its gaps.
QUEZON CITY — On September 25, members of Gabriela-Youth held a protest action in front of SM North Edsa Gate 3 to condemn SM Mall and Bench’s recent involvement in discriminatory and derogatory portrayal of women on their respective products and event. The group denounced the controversial ‘rape statement shirt’ sold at SM department stores,…
‘Corruption is a women’s issue’ | 2015 One Billion Rising campaign to center on corruption, system change
“It is about time for a radical shift, not only in consciousness, but also in the people and the system. We need to step up to a level where we do not only demand justice, but address the very causes of injustice.” – Monique Wilson, actress, woman activist, global director of One Billion Rising global director
“The administration of President Benigno S. Aquino is only allotting 2.2 percent of our GDP for education. It doesn’t even reach half of the UN recommendation.” — ACT secretary-general France Castro.