July 26, 2014     Philippines
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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 of social services, subservience to US dictates, among others. In Baguio City, a similar protest action was led

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.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Women struggling to cope, fighting against high prices

Poor families developed terms to cope with the hunger such as memorize or imagine, practice, peking duck, altanghap and piso-piso. SIDEBAR STORY | Cases of violence against women and children increase – Center for Women’s Resources

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Women’s group says no to privatization of gov’t hospitals

MANILA – Members of the Gabriela Women’s Party together with concerned mothers stormed the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday, Feb. 27 to protest and expose the “deceitful moves” to privatize public hospitals beginning with the Dr....

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

One billion rise for justice

“The three issues of injustices namely, Aquino’s criminal neglect of victims of calamities, his neo-liberal policies that result in high prices of basic goods and utilities, and government’s unabated corruption, served to further push women and their...

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