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[Event] A Story from the HeART | UP Educators’ Circle (UP EdCirc)

A Story from the HeART

Minsan na bang sumagi sa isipan mo 🧠 na gusto mong mapunta ka sa another world? 🌏

What if this can happen in real life? 🤔💭
Paano kung may isang alitaptap na maaaring magdala sayo sa panibagong mundo? 😱✨

Will you take this chance? 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️

However, in this world you might discover things you have never thought of before — things that might possibly change your life forever. 💫
Will you be grateful for it? 🥰

Or will you regret it? 😔

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[Video] Women in the Frontlines, Usapang Kababaihan: VAW, Aksiyunan at Tugunan -WMW

Women in the Frontlines
Usapang Kababaihan: VAW, Aksiyunan at Tugunan

Host: Clarissa Militante
Guests:
Catherine Nañola-Taleño, Haven for Women
Elgin Mazo, Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children
Atty. Krissi Shafina Twyla Rubin, Commission on Human Rights
Jeanette Ampog, Talikala, Inc.

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[From the web] Voting 227-0-0, the House of Representatives approved on 3rd reading House Bill (HB) No. 5869 on Tuesday, February 4

The measure would expand the coverage of Republic Act (RA) No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act and define electronic violence or information and communications technology (ICT)-related violence as any act that involves the “use or exploitation of data or any form of information and communications technology which causes or is likely to cause mental, emotional, or psychological distress or suffering to the woman and her children.”

HB No. 5869 proposes stiff penalties on different forms of electronic abuse, with violators possibly facing 6 years up to 12 years in prison and a monetary fine ranging from P300,000 up to P500,000.

They may also undergo mandatory psychological counseling or psychiatric treatment.

HB No. 5869 considers as electronic abuse the unauthorized recording, sharing, and uploading of photos, videos, audio, and other forms of electronic or artistic presentation depicting the following:

  • Private parts of women and children
  • Scenes portraying sexual intercourse, masturbation, kissing, caressing, hugging, and petting
  • Scenes showing sexually-related verbal or non-verbal expression of the woman and her children “which may be construed as lewd, indecent, or obscene”
  • Scenes depicting any “errant” behavior, including the use of illegal drugs
  • Scenes “suggestive” of a wrongdoing or act that “tends to besmirch” the reputation of women and children
  • The bill also counts as emotional abuse the use of text messages and other forms of cyber communication to harass, intimidate, coerce, threaten, or vilify women and children.

Those who would resort to online stalking, including the hacking of personal social media accounts and using location data from electronic devices, would also be penalized under the bill.

HB No. 5869 would consider spreading fake information about women and children using electronic devices and creating fake social media accounts to “sow intrigue or inflict harm” as electronic violence punishable by law.

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[From the web] Women in the Margins Summit Kicks Off 18 Days of Activism Against VAW -PhilRights

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) held its first Summit Against Gender-based Violence on November 25, in time for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The Summit kicked off CHR’s observation of the 18 Days of Activism, a nationwide campaign to end violence against women that also covers the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day on November 29, Human Rights Day on December 10, and International Day Against Trafficking on December 12.

Reports show that criminal acts against women and girls remain pervasive worldwide, both within households and in public institutions.

According to the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey, one out of four married women in the Philippines has experienced abuse from their former or current partners. Only a slim one-third of these women sought help, reaching out to their families (65%) and friends (18%) rather than authorities such as the CHR.

CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit also explained that women and girls also account for 71% of all human trafficking victims worldwide, with three out of four of these women and girls having been or being sexually exploited.

Gomez-Dumpit noted how the statistics do not align well with the Philippines’ reputation as one of the “most gender-equal countries in Asia,” with the country even placing 8th in the 2018 Global Gender Gap Report.

Key legislation protecting women have also been in place for more than a decade, with the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) Act of 2004 and the Magna Carta of Women from 2009.

CHR highlighted “voices of the most vulnerable and marginalized” for its first-ever Summit Against Gender-based Violence, inviting community women from all over the country to participate in the discussion and speak about their current conditions.

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Women in the Margins Summit Kicks Off 18 Days of Activism Against VAW

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[Video] International Day for the Elimination for Violence Against Women 2019 -WMW

 

More than 100 women held a flash mob dance in front of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City early Friday morning, November 21, 2019 to denounce what they called militarism in campuses, urban, and rural communities. Clad in purple and wearing flower headdresses, they embodied power as they danced to the beat of sticks and drums. “Kapangyarihan sa kababaihan!” (power to women), invoked the dancers, with the aim to humanize, heal, and empower.

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[Video] EJK Victims’ Mothers, Widows and Orphans’ Healing Journey with CATW-AP

EJK Victims’ Mothers, Widows and Orphans’ Healing Journey with CATW-AP
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[Campaign] Take Back the Tech! Facebook Frame – FMA

Take Back the Tech! Facebook Frame
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From November 25, the Philippines celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 12, Anti-Human Trafficking Day, the 18 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign is a time to heighten our action to end violence against women and girls across the world.

This year, thru Take Back the Tech! Campaign!  we will mark this meaningful event under the overarching theme : “REVISIT TO RESIST: HISTORIES OF THE “MOVEMENT TO END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE” – reflecting that memory is resistance.

The Foundation for Media Alternatives launch the Take Back the Tech! Facebook Frame to reclaim the Facebook platform as a safe space for women, young girls and other vulnerable sectors, and to end gender-based violence. We will also feature the advocacy work of women’s movement in the country to digitize and preserve our memories and examine them for lessons we can use now and in the future.

In this regard, we would like encourage everyone to support our online campaign by using our Facebook Frame to your Facebook Account within the period of 18-day campaign. Please follow our Facebook Page for more updates.

The Foundation for Media Alternatives

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[Press Release] Marchers with Purple Masks Call for the End of Violence Against Indigenous Women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Marchers with Purple Masks Call for the End of Violence Against Indigenous Women
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Photo by Katutubong Lilak

(Quezon City/Philippines) – “Today, we speak up. We, indigenous women, who are among the poorest of the poor, hungrier among the hungry, seek justice for the continuing violation of our basic right to live with dignity,” Teresa dela Cruz said, an indigenous woman from the Aeta community of Zambales.

Teresa, a leader of the Katutubong Lilak, was part of the indigenous women marchers who were wearing purple masks, to mark the day of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. “We wear these purple masks as some of us are afraid to be seen in public protesting; but our desire to be part of this collective call to seek for accountability, and justice is strong.”

“Mabuti kung may CCTV sa kabundukan sa amin para makita at matukoy ang mga nangunguna ng karahasan sa amin. Pero wala. (It is good if there is CCTV in the mountains where we live to identify who are the perpetrators of violence against us. But there is none.),” says Leticia Gomez, an Aeta woman. “We experience violence on a daily basis – against our husbands, people from government agencies who refuse to attend to our needs, and those who grab our lands.”

The indigenous women marched to and held a program in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), where the residents of the Manicani Islands have been camping out for 15 days, protesting the large scale mining operations in their town. “We are here in solidarity with the Manicani women and men. Your struggle against mining is ours too. Your struggle for land and rights is ours too,” the indigenous women said.

Remedios Marquez, a Dumagat from General Nakar, expressed frustration that people had to camp out to get the attention of the government. “This government is really deaf, blind and mute to the needs of its people. The President has been holding summits, and state visits, but he does not have the time to listen to the people.”

“This government is so obssessed with killings and violence. Why does it not focus on providing livelihood and employment opportunities to its people?” Angeline Aquino, a Dumagat woman from Bulacan, said. “Our lives are on the line in protecting our forests and natural resources, and yet we receive very little attention and support from the government. Kabuhayan, hindi patayan!”

At the end of the program, Teresa, Remedios and Leticia with other indigenous women removed their masks. “We are no longer afraid. Even if this government is threatening us who believe in human rights, who are fighting for our rights, we are here to demand for our rights – to our land, to our lives.”

“For us indigenous women, we do not say the names of big influential people. But starting today, we should. We do – Duterte. Duterte who emboldens other men to objectify and disrespect women; Duterte who encourages killings and violence in our society. So we urge other women to demand – stop violence against women. Respect women human rights. We urge everyone to resist Duterte’s acts of sowing fear and terror in our communities,” said Leticia.

The indigenous women came from the provinces of Quezon, Zambales, Aurora, Bulacan and Pampanga. They were joined by other groups like LILAK, Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, iDEFEND, Alyansa Tigil Mina, Freedom from Debt Coalition-Women’s Committee, Focus on the Global South, Philippine Movement from Climate Justice, among others.

Contact Information:

LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights)
Judy A. Pasimio – 09175268341 / judy@lilak.net
Abbygail F. Dupale – 09155045530 / abby@lilak.net

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[In the news] Violence against women: How to prevent date rape -GMA News

Violence against women: How to prevent date rape
by VERONICA PULUMBARIT, GMA News
February 11, 2012

The Pinoy Abroad section of GMA News Online is running a series of articles on gender-based violence to help empower women and enlighten men.

Dating someone we like is meant to be a happy experience. However, some women end up being victims of “acquaintance rape” or sexual assault by the person the victim is dating.

Date rape is more common than most people think.

A United Nations (UN)-affiliated organization said the UN Crime Trends Survey defined rape as sexual intercourse without a valid consent.

The “International Statistics on Crime and Justice” of the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI) said Southern Africa, Oceania and North America have the highest recorded rape rates, while Asia has the lowest.

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