Based on the narratives reported by Karapatan, Rina, 11, and her cousin Ellah, 17, (real names withheld) were about to gather Rattan locally known as Uway or Agsam and Bocawe, a local variety of Bamboo, in the morning of February 18 when they were accosted by seven soldiers.
Category: Women & Children
“We will not allow our families to go hungry, jobless and homeless.”
“Today, women won over the combined forces of corporate lobby and misogynist mongering against the measure.”
Now on its seventh year, Filipino women’s rights advocates once again took the streets of Manila to dance and protest the misogyny and rising tyranny in the country.
“Passing this off as a joke and laughing matter further normalizes sexual harassment against women! Filipinos dont need an electoral candidate that has a foul mouth and disrepects women,” Kontra Bastos sa Eleksyon said.
Students and teachers from Salugpongan Ta’tanu Igkanogn Community Learning Center were warmly welcomed by the University of the Philippines – Diliman community on Jan. 26 as they continue to assail the on-going human rights violations in their respective communities. In a statement, Salugpongan executive director Meggie Nolasco said the attacks against alternative Lumad schools have…
“The House leadership pulled the strings to close the curtain on the period of interpellation and debate — despite the fact that the bill’s sponsor has failed to convincingly and substantially explain the rationale for rushing the measure. This is a cowardly act to constrict the space for legislative scrutiny of the patently insane measure.”
“Jailing children…is punitive instead of corrective. It deprives instead of fulfilling rights, and exemplifies cruelty instead of compassion.”
“The proposed legislation aims nothing but to put the blame on children in conflict with the law and punish them behind bars.”
With global warming and climate change, normal or extra-strong typhoons are becoming more disastrous than ever, offering more pressing reasons not to destroy the remaining forest and watershed to build unnecessary mega-dams.
By MARYA SALAMAT This is one of the reports in a series produced by Bulatlat.com with the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Media Fellowship. The series aims to report on linkages between gender, ecological conflicts and climate change. MANILA — Two proofs stand out today showing how long and how determined…