[Event] Women’s Day Flashmob- No to Corporate Occupation of our Land! No to Occupation of our Bodies! -World March of Women, Pilipinas

Women’s Day Flashmob
8 March 2014 (Saturday), 12 noon
Landmark Food Court, Trinoma, Quezon City

On the 8th of March, 2014, International Women’s Day, Filipino women demanded: “No to Corporate Occupation of our Land! No to Occupation of our Bodies!

Over 200 women and supporting men sang the emblematic theme “Bread and Roses.” This was followed by a community singing of “Babae” by Inang Laya. Some of them dressed up as fastfood workers and cleaners. Towards the end of the first song, they revealed inner pink shirts, which carried this text in front: “Stop Corporate Land-grabbing!” The back of their shirts contained the logo of ‘bread and roses.’

World March of Women logo

This action is a protest of women against Ayala and other corporations that displace and threaten urban poor communities, a children’s hospital, a seedlings bank in Quezon City, as well as farming and indigenous communities defending their lands, and now public lands in disaster areas. It is a protest against privatization of public services, too, and the continuing threat against the Reproductive Health Law.

Led by the World March of Women – Pilipinas and participated in by around 30 organizations and numerous individuals: Alliance of Progressive Labor/SENTRO – Women, Bagong Kamalayan, Batis-AWARE, Buklod, CATW-AP, Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), D2KA, Kaisa Ka, Sarilaya, Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK), WomanHealth, Focus on the Global South, Free Burma Coalition, Freedom from Debt Coalition-Women, KAMP, Lilak, Piglas Kababaihan, PC-ICC, PLM, Partido ng Manggagawa (PM), Rainbow Rights Project, Transform Asia, Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB), Women’s Crisis Center (WCC), and Youth and Students Advancing Gender Equality (YSAGE).

See video of the flash mob @ https://www.facebook.com/jean.enriquez?fref=ts#

All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a way that does not alter or change the original material.

Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and byline of the articles, news information, photos etc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.