“The lives of women, especially those from the marginalized sectors, have worsened rather than improved belying the Aquino government’s claim of inclusive growth.” – Gabriela
MANILA – A rally of youth groups lead by Gabriela-Youth was violently dispersed by the Manila police and members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) as they held protest action outside the Malacañang Palace on Thursday, March 6. The protest was joined by the National Union of Students in the Philippines, Rise for Education, Anakbayan,…
“Women will hold President Benigno S. Aquino III accountable over the continuing negligence of the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, the worsening poverty experienced by women and their families and the worsening corruption.” – Gabriela
“We are taking this opportunity to barrage the government with protests for the whole week until March 8 to expose his (Aquino) accountability for the worsening state of women.” – Gabriela
On February 14, 2014, women’s rights advocates gathered to rise for One Billion Rising for Justice, a global movement to stop violence against women and children. In the Philippines, women’s group Gabriela and One Billion Rising global director Monique Wilson led the campaign. They slammed the Philippine government for its criminal neglect on the Filipino people.
The slideshow features One Billion Rising for Justice activities in Manila, Baguio City, Bacolod City, Talisay City and Davao City last Feb. 14, 2014. Photos by Ronalyn V. Olea and Anne Marxze D. Umil in Manila, Noel Godinez of Northern Dispatch in Baguio, Owen Segovia Bayog in Bacolod and Talisay City, Juan Cejar and John…
“Unlike the traditional fiesta, where hospitality, generosity, and goodwill are encouraged among the whole community, Aquino’s banquet is depicted [in the effigy] as a lavishly sumptuous feast for a small circle of guests as the people wait for crumbs falling from the table.”
“Rape is among the worse (if not the worst) form of violence against women. It should not be trivialized nor should it be a subject of jokes. Rape is a subject that should be treated with utmost sensitivity. The trauma that victims and their families undergo is immeasurable.”
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“We hold the US-Aquino regime responsible for the wretched situation of Filipino women, for the plunder and destruction of our economy and natural resources and the massive attack on women’s economic and political rights and welfare. We deplore the poverty and the violence that we are being subjected to.” – Gabriela
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“This type of violence against women doesn’t leave any physical or emotional mark. This is the type of violence against women that is silent but treacherously violates women’s as well as people’s rights. This is violence brought about by poverty and imperialist plunder.” – Gabriela
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Even worse, said Gabriela, is the alarming increase in rape cases involving state security forces.