February 27, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Women students troop to SM North Edsa, protest vs rape shirt, anti-women fashion show

QUEZON CITY — On September 25, members of Gabriela-Youth held a protest action in front of SM North Edsa Gate 3 to condemn SM Mall and Bench’s recent involvement in discriminatory and derogatory portrayal of women on their respective products and event. The group denounced the controversial ‘rape statement shirt’ sold at SM department stores,

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

‘Corruption is a women’s issue’ | 2015 One Billion Rising campaign to center on corruption, system change

“It is about time for a radical shift, not only in consciousness, but also in the people and the system. We need to step up to a level where we do not only demand justice, but address...

Friday, August 15th, 2014

No more foreign troops | WW II comfort women mark International Memorial Day

MANILA — Lila Pilipina, an organization of Filipina comfort women, trooped to the Japan and US embassies yesterday to commemorate the International Memorial Day for Comfort Women –which was declared in a resolution passed during the 11th...

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

US basing agreement ground for 3rd impeach case vs Aquino

“The EDCA is essentially a basing agreement. No amount of euphemism by President Aquino, his representatives and other officials will cure the constitutional violation caused by this agreement.”

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Comfort women criticize Aquino for ignoring their demand for justice from Japan

“It is abominable that Aquino did not even put on the agenda of his P8.8-million state visit to Japan the plight of Filipino comfort women and instead expressed his support for Japan in its plan to revitalize...

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Andrea Rosal asks court to cite jail authorities in contempt

“They must answer for the treacherous and duplicitous manner in which they ferreted her out of the hospital while still recuperating from difficult labor and traumatic experience.”

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

‘Aquino gov’t’s criminal neglect of occupational safety results in workplace massacres’ – groups

"The government's refusal to criminalize and prosecute safety violations consigns our defenseless women workers to modern day slavery. The Philippines will always be the worst place in the world for workers as DoLE stands idly by and...

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Women solons seek end to ‘endo’

“We want to bring back to millions of workers the dignity of regular employment with its attendant living wage, union rights and benefits like maternity leave and health insurance.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Women’s groups call for release of two women political prisoners

MANILA – Progressive women’s group Gabriela trooped to Camp Crame of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday, April 22 to demand for the immediate release of National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ consultant Wilma Austria-Tiamzon and Andrea...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Military operations force Lumads to evacuate

“Isn’t this a sign of the cold-heartedness of our government? Needless to say, the recent forcible evacuation affirmed that even children are not spared from the violence of military operations. “ – Children’s Rehabilitation Center

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Displaced Ata-Manobo children decry military harassment

Army spokesman Capt. Ernest Carolina claims residents were 'tricked' into believing promises of the NPAs.

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