Tags: Violence against Women

LIST | 17 women victims of political killings under Duterte

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…

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.

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
She had to recount her ordeal in court over and over again while being questioned by defense attorneys whose aim was to destroy her credibility. She was called a “bad person”, a “whore”, an “adulteress”, and an “extortionist” by the Davao media. And after several years of an excruciating uphill battle, she lost her case in court. But she was undeterred.