Tags: International Women’s Day

“This is no ordinary fashion exhibit. Ours is a way to put together these issues so people would understand.” – Rep. Luz Ilagan, Gabriela Women’s Party By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Main Story: 101 years later, women workers face the same exploitation, oppression Related story: Three women share the burdens of working women in…

Women slam Aquino’s inaction on price hikes

The commemoration of the 101st International Women’s Day is one of the biggest rallies in recent years. Gabriela, the country’s largest women group who spearheaded the protest action, slammed Aquino government for its inaction to put a stop in the overpricing in oil products, increased U.S. military presence in the Philippines and to prioritize the…

News Release 03 March 2010 Members of GABRIELA, a national alliance of women’s organizations, tagged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the “number one homewrecker” as they trooped to Mendiola Bridge today to strongly condemn the administration’ s gross failure to provide the people even the most basic of social services like housing. According to the group,…

News Release 1 March 2010 On March 8, 2010, thousands of women all over the country will take the day off from work, including household chores, to take to the streets and protest the continuing crisis that burdens women and their families. “The worsening economic and political crisis under the Macapagal-Arroyo government is burdening women…

PRESS RELEASE March 1, 2010 Gabriela Women’s Party-Southern Tagalog (GWP-ST) joins the rest of the nation in the weeklong campaign to welcome the celebration of the 100th International Women’s Day on March 8.  A nationally coordinated kick off caravan was held in various parts of the region on March 1 spreading the theme: “Kababaihan, Magkaisa…

It has been 152 years since the historic March 8 march of women workers in New York to protest against inhumane working conditions and low wages. It has been 101 years since 15,000 women marched in the streets of New York for “Bread and Roses”: for economic security and a better quality of life. Likewise,…