Category: Women

Photo by Viola Torres

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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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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We are women, sisters, movements, networks, and activists from all over Southeast Asia and across the globe, expressing our solidarity with all the women of Burma (Myanmar) and the rest of ASEAN on this 103rd International Women’s Day celebration. This year’s International Women’s Day has a special …

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Our colleague Mansi Sharma joins the November 18 mobilisation against Narendra Modi government’s snooping of woman in Gujarat.Statement jointly issued by womens’ rights organisations and citizens groups at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi at a protest demonstration against Narendra Modi government’s snoop …

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By Mary Ann ManahanA critical issue for many land rights activists and rural social movements are women’s access to and control of land. Women have their own struggles within the struggle for land access and control: fighting both the patriarchal state and its agencies and against patriarchy within …

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International Women’s Day. 08 March 2013.  Today, we celebrate our hopes, our rights, our voices, our movements as we continue to work towards the elimination of violence and discrimination, our right to self-determination, our right to decide on our bodies, communities and natural resources. W …

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This statement was originally posted on the Kafila websiteOn 16 December, 2012, a 23-year old woman and her friend hailed a bus at a crossing in South Delhi. In the bus, they were both brutally attacked by a group of men who claimed to be out on a ‘joy-ride’. The woman was gang raped and the man bea …

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by Clarissa Militante“The Future We Want,” the text being discussed by governments for Rio+20, promotes rhetoric of empowering women but in reality, it not only disempowers them further, it also gives more rights and access to corporations. The basic step towards achieving women empowerment is …

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by Clarissa MilitanteA few weeks ago, women in Pakistan whose husbands or relatives had gone missing blamed the US w’ar against terror’ for the enforced disappearances of loved ones.The phenomenon felt so close to the Philippines. It is not strange to imagine the pain the women are undergoing and th …

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Focus on the Global South-Philippines held contract signing with the grantees for its EDSA Mo, EDSA Ko video grant initiative August 18 at Café Via Mare, Asian Studies Center in UP Diliman. Each grantee is entitled to a seed fund to produce the film proposal submitted to and chosen by Focus on the G …

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