December 19, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Military encampment of communities results in violence against women – group says

Rape by state forces came to light in a recent reported case in Bukidnon.

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Dispatches: CIA torture report, a disturbing read

The report summary is a very disturbing read. Will the full 6,000-page committee report be declassified? Will it push the Obama administration to prosecute those responsible for torture as international law requires? Unless criminal acts carry criminal...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

16 year old rape victim speaks against perpetrator

“If these perpetrators remain scot-free, there would be more VAW victims like ‘Jessa’ and ‘Sienna’.”

Friday, December 5th, 2014

A victim of rights violation, then of typhoon and gov’t neglect

It is bad enough that her husband was brutally murdered allegedly by soldiers while tending his farm, and her efforts to seek justice for his killing resulted in harassments. She was forced to leave for Leyte,...

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Police officer rejected as ‘expert witness’ in Leyte mass grave case

During cross examination, the police officer who examined the skeletons of the alleged victims admitted that he arrived at the arrived at the crime scene at least 10 days after the digging at the massacre site began....

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Protesters decry lack of genuine change under Aquino

Protesters tagged Aquino as a US lackey who sold out the country’s sovereignty worse than his predecessors because he welcomed the de-facto military bases thru EDCA; a lying leader who boasts of economic growth that only the...

Monday, December 1st, 2014

#16days | Indigenous women stand against all forms of VAW

“With the continuous mining in our communities, the indigenous women and the whole community continue to fight.”

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

The Beijing Platform for Action Review | Political will sorely lacking

“What is more honorable for us to do than resist the unjust systems for women?”

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

A higher Dap-ay receives a fallen elder

Ama Nelson is gone but his wisdom will shine and live in us forever.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Malabon residents fear looming demolition, loss of livelihood

“Where do they want us to sleep? Where do they want us to live?”

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Student alliance asks Commission on Higher Education to scrap ‘other school fees’

“Most of these fees are questionable, exorbitant, redundant and dubious.” – Rise for Education

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