Approximately 4 million Filipino children are out of school while a staggering 2.1 million children are employed in informal or manual work to contribute to their family’s low income.
Category: Women & Children
Gabriela Women’s Party, along with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, has recently launched a series of video campaigns that are currently being aired on all cinemas nationwide tackling the need to break common and unfair gender stereotypes.
By KATH M. CORTEZ Davao Today MARAWI CITY, Philippines – Nearly two years of never-ending struggle to go back to where their houses once stood, the women and the youth held another show of anger and dismay over the failure of the government to improve the ground zero here, the scene of the heaviest battles…
“President Duterte is whining like a crybaby for being supposedly deprived of his freedom of speech when he does not even care at all over the grave deprivation of dignified living that women have been subjected to under his regime.”
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.
“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.”