“The truth is, many Moro women have been leading liberation struggles, they have been at the forefront of resistance movements, providers for their own families, decision-makers, fighters.”
Category: Women & Children
Urban poor leader Mimi Doringo said studying their rights and how to assert them made her more confident in working for their welfare.
“We all have our own sphere of influence: our friends, families, colleagues. No one else can connect with those people in such an intimate way we can.”
The Center for Women’s Resources highlighted that economically-insecure Filipino women have increased from 16 million in 2019 to an estimated number of 19.54 million in 2020.
How a women’s party has found its voice, pursued the rights and welfare of women in male-dominated Congress
“So while we are debunking red-tagging and all the baseless allegations being hurled against progressive lawmakers, we were able to come up with a pandemic response bill, the pandemic paid leave bill, and even the law on solo parents was signed.” — Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas
Born last January with several health complications and a cleft-palate, Carlen was immediately separated from her mother after delivery through a caesarean section. Espinosa was taken back to jail in Guihulngan City three days after giving birth in a local hospital and was denied the chance to take care of her baby.
“Across the planet, the majority of front line workers, health care workers, home care workers, domestic workers, and farmworkers are women. Like the Earth, they are the least valued and protected,”
Gender stereotypes and misconceptions held out for boys make them more vulnerable to abuse “which results to them far less likely than girls to report abuse or ask for help and support when abused.”
Relita Malundras said it was heartbreaking to see school supplies and learning materials being swept away by the rampaging flood. Most of these were donated to the school years ago and have been used by generations of students.
While middle class citizens in the Metro have started tending to plants as a way to cope with their isolation, urban poor communities, with no option to work from home, collectively cultivated gardens to put food on their tables.
Nasino’s counsel, Katherine Panguban of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers said that baby River Emmanuelle did not simply die of pneumonia but of the prevailing injustice in the country.