May 30, 2015     Philippines
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Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Women leaders call for Aquino’s resignation, push for People’s Transition Council

“We call on not only to women – mothers, daughters, and sisters – but to everyone to take a stand against the administration that perpetuates violence and corruption.”

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Gabriela solons push for more protection from abusive spouses

Women legislators initiated bills to amend “unfair” and “discriminatory” provisions in the Family Code.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Eve Ensler | From victim to global warrior vs VAW

A rape victim overcomes her suffering to lead a movement to end all forms of violence against women across the globe. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – In a conservative society like the Philippines, victims...

Friday, December 26th, 2014

‘One Billion Rising for Revolution’ launched

“I stand in total solidarity for you here, 100 percent. I came from India and there are thousands of people who are also rising, as they are in Taiwan, Singapore, in the US… We have to power...

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.

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’.”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Mamanwa woman returns to Manila

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – For the second time, Bae Bebeth, Enriquez, 33, a Mamanwa and a mother of five from Agusan del Norte, is back in Manila. It was in 2012 when she joined...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Eufemia Cullamat, leading generations of Manobo

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – “No one would fight for our rights but us,” said Eufemia Cullamat, 54, a Manobo and one of the 300 Lakbayanis from Mindanao who traveled to Manila calling out...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Matigsalug woman braves typhoons and militarization

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Cristina Lantao, 20, is a mother to a four-year-old girl and a Matigsalug leader of the Nagkahiusang Lumad sa ComVal (Nagbukasa). Although younger than other indigenous leaders, her experiences...

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Violence against women committed by men in uniform rising

“There are many cases of VAW (violence against women) committed by soldiers, police and the like and not a single perpetrator has been punished.” – Obeth Montes, Gabriela

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Int’l groups decry abuses in Hacienda Luisita

The international group called for a joint inquiry by Senate and the House of Representatives on the reported abuses in Hacienda Luisita.

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