“We had to start from scratch. We still cannot sleep at night because of the memories of our arrests. I am still reeling from the anxiety and trauma.”
Category: Women & Children
#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Under Duterte, heightened impunity led to the highest number of women political prisoners
Under President Rodrigo Duterte, the wee hours of the morning have been filled not with calmness but with anxiety as government critics fear they may be the next targets of illegal arrests and even graver rights abuses.
“This is what our current situation calls for: that women should stand up and fight, not only for their rights but for the liberation of the nation where they belong.”
Jean Lindo, a doctor specializing in anesthesiology and community medicine, has dedicated the past four decades of her life to her advocacies on women’s rights and access to health care.
Lucia Francisco is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. This she hopes to bring to the halls of the House of Representatives.
In a decision, a Manila court found “no specific allegation or even a single transaction” that would prove that the bank accounts were being used to fund terrorism.”
Lila Pilipina expressed hopes in a media forum at the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) on March 23 that their struggle for historical inclusion, recognition, and justice will be finally achieved, especially given the upcoming 2022 polls.
A woman vegetable farmer from La Trinidad, Benguet, said that when it comes to farming, their roles are not that different from men.
Progressives commemorated the International Women’s Day, decrying government neglect as prices of oil and staples continue to soar.
A support organization of families and friends of political prisoners in the Philippines talked about the challenges faced by persons deprived of liberty in terms of access to hygiene and other gender-specific services and how to advocate for the rights inside places of detention.
Cyclists and women’s rights activists participate in a unity ride in Quezon City that calls for safe space and end violence against women and children on Sunday, Feb. 13. The 10-km bike ride aimed at raising awareness on rising cases of sexual harassment and abuse against women, especially on women bikers.