“Empowering women means providing them economic opportunities: by creating regular, reliable, and respectable jobs, as well as by giving decent living wages.”
Category: Women & Children
“After almost six years, the cry of the people, particularly of women, for jobs and justice, food and freedom persists.”
Bulatlat wins its fourth Hildegarde.
“Raise our arms to the sky, Gabrielas with no fear, no fear…”
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“We will continue to rise, not only up to the International Women’s Day on March 8, but througout the whole year or even longer, as long as the government does not hear our demands.”
“I think, what I constantly learn from indigenous people is we have to simplify everything. We all have to strip away all these veneer and all these capitalist consumptive destructions of the earth and coal, and oil, and logging and live simple lives connected to our mother.” — Eve Ensler
“After being victims of Japanese war crimes, comfort women are now being made victims of historical distortion.”
This year’s OBR Philippine campaign is a virtual indictment of President Aquino, whose regime was marked by increased poverty, absence of state accountability, and an escalation of violence against women.
“Listen. Act. Rise.”
“Emperor Akihito’s state visit, prompting the Visiting Forces Agreement between Japan and the Philippines, betrays Japan’s real intentions to bully Asia militarily.”