September 19, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Where is justice for women victims of violence?

MANILA – Women’s group Gabriela joined the call for “long overdue” justice for Ruby Rose Barrameda who went missing in 2007. Her body was found inside a cemented steel drum two years after. Gabriela with Ruby Rose’s parents and sister Rochelle Barrameda, former beauty queen and actress, gathered at the Chino Roces Bridge (former Mendiola

Friday, March 28th, 2014

4 months after typhoon Haiyan| Children still struggling to cope, survive

The family’s livelihood, relief, and schools are what children need most to cope and recover, but even these are still scarce in areas devastated by the supertyphoon, more than four months after.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Teachers decry meager budget for basic education

Despite getting the largest share of funds from the national budget of 2014, teachers say the budget for basic education in the Philippines is not even enough to supply a class with chalk that would last a...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Filipino women hold Aquino accountable for their sufferings

During the International Women’s Day, thousands of Filipino women in Manila marched toward Malacanang to demand accountability from President Benigno Aquino III for his ‘criminal neglect’ of Yolanda victims, unabated spike in prices of basic commodities, denial...

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

On International Women’s Day, women lambast Aquino for ‘sins against Filipinos’

“The lives of women, especially those from the marginalized sectors, have worsened rather than improved belying the Aquino government’s claim of inclusive growth.” – Gabriela RELATED STORY | Teachers decry meager budget for basic education

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Emily Ladera-Facunla: Fighting for Luisita farmers

“What’s the use of my position if I could not defend the rights of my constituents? It’s better to die serving the people of the Hacienda Luisita than to die without meaning.” – Tarlac City Councilor...

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Global campaign for justice takes up Luisita women’s fight for land

Monique Wilson, a world class Filipino actress and global diretor for One Billion for Rising Justice campaign, takes up the cudgels for Hacienda Luisita women's struggle for genuine land reform.

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

The False Window of Inter-generational Feminism: Notes on the Neoliberal Hijack of Women’s Emancipatory Struggles*

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com A young woman of 26 had just finished her postgraduate degree in the Humanities. A very promising academic career awaited her application to the faculty of the humanities in a reputable...

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

March 8 is day of accountability – Gabriela

“Women will hold President Benigno S. Aquino III accountable over the continuing negligence of the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, the worsening poverty experienced by women and their families and the worsening corruption.” – Gabriela

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Women’s group storm the office of the National Food Authority

“We are taking this opportunity to barrage the government with protests for the whole week until March 8 to expose his (Aquino) accountability for the worsening state of women.” – Gabriela

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Cases of violence against women and children increasing – Center for Women’s Resources

Alarming is the fact that more women and children are falling prey to trafficking and violence because of the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda.

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