Under President Duterte’s first year in office, the reported rape cases has also increased by 53 percent compared to its 6,480 annual average in the past decade.
Tags: Violence against Women
This Week on People’s History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the assassination of the Mirabal sisters
“We have been doing this work for a long time in the women’s movement only for us to hear our president, including (President Donald) Trump and other world leaders, normalizing violence against women.”
“We are rising and resisting against our own President who doesn’t seem to know how to respect women’s vaginas.”
“We need to educate. We need to act and mobilize.”
The following are documented cases of women killed by suspected state forces or paramilitary groups around the country under President Duterte’s administration. The youngest victim was a 20-year-old pregnant Lumad from Bukidnon. Most are leaders or members of peasant groups, and were slain with their respective husbands. More than half of the victims were from…
“Poor women victims are not laughing.”
“If these perpetrators remain scot-free, there would be more VAW victims like ‘Jessa’ and ‘Sienna’.”
“There are many cases of VAW (violence against women) committed by soldiers, police and the like and not a single perpetrator has been punished.” – Obeth Montes, Gabriela
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Even worse, said Gabriela, is the alarming increase in rape cases involving state security forces.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
While more women are in the forefront of politics and the struggle to uphold women’s rights, still, there are many women whose rights are being violated, be it in their own communities, houses, and workplaces. Even the government violates the rights of women.