[Press Release] Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade

Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade As an organization of grassroots women who are believe that women must be empowered fully in order to harness our full potential towards nation-building, Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan or KAISA…

[Press Release] Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session

Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session Geneva, Switzerland – Mining projects which encroached upon IP territories without our genuine consent causing a web of women human rights violations has been one of the statements issued by indigenous women and women’s rights advocates from the Philippines in the Convention…

[Statement] Women’s groups celebrate the CHR resolution that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Magna Carta of Women

Women’s groups celebrate the CHR resolution that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Magna Carta of Women We, women, celebrate the resolution of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Magna Carta of Women when he made debasing remarks on rape and abuse of a domestic worker, kissed female…

[From the web] Witnesses, Victims Recount Shooting, Beating by Police Apparent Excessive Force Used at Kidapawan Protest -HRW

Philippines: Witnesses, Victims Recount Shooting, Beating by Police Apparent Excessive Force Used at Kidapawan Protest (Kidapawan City, the Philippines) – The Philippine police may have used unnecessary lethal force in breaking up a demonstration by farmers in Kidapawan City on April 1, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The police used batons and guns against…

[Statement] Alyansa Tigil Mina laud and unite with women leaders against corporate greed and aggression -ATM

Statement on International Women’s Day March 8, 2016 Alyansa Tigil Mina laud and unite with women leaders against corporate greed and aggression Alyansa Tigil Mina, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups of NGOs/POs and other civil society organizations, who oppose the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines, laud all women…

[Press Release] Guaranteeing social protection for women increases their chances of leaving abusive relationships -DIGNIDAD

Guaranteeing social protection for women increases their chances of leaving abusive relationships On International Women’s Day, an alliance of social movements highlighted the issue of violence against women (VAW) and the need for universal and comprehensive social protection measures that has a life-cycle approach in order to make it less difficult for women to leave…

[Press Release] ORIANG challenges candidates to present comprehensive platform for women’s rights, justice and liberation

Grassroots Women’s Movement Formed in Tondo: ORIANG challenges candidates to present comprehensive platform for women’s rights, justice and liberation “Karapatan, katarungan at kalayaan ng kababaihan, ipaglaban!” Lidy Nacpil of the newly-formed grassroots women’s movement ORIANG issued this challenge to political parties and all candidates, especially women presidential and vice-residential candidates Grace Poe, Miriam Santiago, and…

[From the web] UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines -OHCHR

UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has issued a summary of an inquiry initiated on the basis of information received in 2008 from three women’s rights NGOs in the Philippines. Filipino mother holds her daughter on a…