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The Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act or Republic 9262 of 2004 was passed “to protect the family and its members particularly women and children from violence and threats to their personal safety and security”. The intention of the law is to guarantee full respect for human rights of women and children. Five years since it was passed, the women’s group GABRIELA has been receiving an increasing number of reports of violence and threats against women and children.

BY BULATLAT The militant women’s group GABRIELA earlier today filed charges of human rights violations, physical injuries, and abuse of authority against Manila Police District (MPD) Director Supt. Roberto Rosales at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Office of the Ombudsman earlier today. The charges were filed in connection to the March 25…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat The women’s group GABRIELA this morning staged a rally at the Court of Appeals earlier today to demand that the guilty verdict on US Marine L/Cpl. Daniel Smith be affirmed. Members of the women’s group said the recent developments on the Subic rape case are “part of a grand scheme…

A woman doing multiple odd jobs, another managing a small variety store and selling newspapers, the poorest, a scavenger – these three women from poor families are finding it increasingly difficult to make both ends meet. Family survival is a daily struggle for them, and yet, they never lose hope and they always find time to fight for genuine change.

The US Court Martial recently dismissed the rape charges against an American soldier stationed in Okinawa, Japan who was accused of raping a Filipina migrant worker. BY BULATLAT The US Court Martial recently dismissed the rape charges against an American soldier stationed in Okinawa, Japan who was accused of raping a Filipina migrant worker. On…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Members of the groups Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan (KMK or Movement of Women Workers and GABRIELA staged a protest action against retrenchments this afternoon at the Boy Scouts’ Circle along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City. Some 15,000 workers in the Philippines have lost their jobs from November 2008 to…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Members of the women’s groups GABRIELA and Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) this morning staged a picket at the House of Representatives to protest moves to amend the Constitution. The House Committee on Coonstitutional Amendments is holding a hearing today to tackle moves to amend the Constitution through a constituent assembly.…