Category: Women

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An all women protest led by Philwomen on ASEAN was held today in Manila on the opening of the 30th ASEAN Summit. The protestors raised human rights concerns and held ASEAN governments accountable for the domino effect on women’s rights and people’s rights of the pursuits of neoliberal economic polic …

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Manila — For Philippine women’s organizations, the 2017 commemoration of International Women’s Day was a critical action by and on behalf of Filipino women. As the March 8 statement signed by more than 30 organizations, including Focus on the Global South, said, “Filipino women from across all sect …

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This morning, around 80 community members came together to participate in an event in Cambodia to commemorate International Women’s Day. Of the participants, around 30 were local schoolchildren, with members of social movements and civil society organisations also participating, including two from M …

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Photos by Ridan Sun Click here for the full screen slideshow [*Requires Adobe Flash]

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Photos by Judy Pasimio, Galileo de Guzman, Anna Marie Afan, Claudia Patricia Afan, and Rodel Bañares Click here for the full screen slideshow [*requires Adobe Flash to view]

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“Let us wake up! Let us wake up, humankind! We’re out of time. We must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism, and patriarchy that will only assure our own self-destruction. The Gualcarque River has called upon us, as have other gravely threatened rivers. We must answer their …

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Multisectoral groups protest outside the Department of Agrarian Reform

PRESS RELEASEP-Noy’s CARP/ER Legacy: rural unrest, unfinished agrarian reform, land grabbing, and landlord impunity— multisectoral groupsOn the eve of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program’s 27th anniversary, around 450 farmers, women, labor, youth, and agrarian reform activists converged a …

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Press Release Contact: Jean Enriquez 0915 3178018 Manila, 24 November 2014 — On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW), which marks the start of the 18 Days of Activism Against VAW, women’s groups held a press conference and rally in front of the US Emb …

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Manila, 8 March 2014 — Today, International Women’s Day, we continue to demand end to poverty and landlessness. We demand the realization of our reproductive rights and end to violence against women. We mark again another year to celebrate the joys and triumphs of women all over the world advancing …

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Photo by Mary Ann Manahan

Overwhelmed is the word I’d use to describe how I felt during that moment.I expected only 15 to 20 women for the focus group discussion (FGD) at Isla de Gigantes as part of Focus on the Global South’s (FGS) exploratory research on and assessment of Super Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas. But more than …

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