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WATCH: She For She Women's Forum

May 18, 2017 - 8:32 AM

The French embassy in Manila organizes a forum for women. Watch it on Rappler.

WATCH: She For She Women's Forum

LGBTQ activists: We are tolerated but not accepted in the Philippines

May 17, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The LGBTQ community says there is a lack of protections for them in schools and workplaces, and stereotypes against them persist

LGBTQ activists: We are tolerated but not accepted in the Philippines

Feminists slam Duterte, Pia Cayetano for 'enabling' misogyny

May 17, 2017 - 1:56 PM

'We cannot allow women who pretend to be for women and then enable misogynists in positions of power. Hello, Pia Cayetano, and hello, other women’s groups that are in alliance with this President,' says Meggan Evangelista of Babaylanes Incorporated

Feminists slam Duterte, Pia Cayetano for 'enabling' misogyny

The role of social media in women empowerment

May 17, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Social media has swiftly, and widely spread feminism ideologies. Hashtags and online campaigns have given women around the world a voice. Social media has shed light on women’s issues not covered by mainstream media.

The role of social media in women empowerment

Women empowerment not about competing with men – Robredo

May 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Sometimes, it is about collaboration rather than leading. Sometimes, it is about following and encouraging others to follow as well,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Women empowerment not about competing with men – Robredo

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

May 16, 2017 - 4:45 PM

At a forum that seeks to unite women, Sr Mary John Mananzan hits critics of the reproductive health law – including bishops

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

Hontiveros urges women to unite vs 'growing culture of misogyny' in PH

May 16, 2017 - 4:22 PM

'It's when we allow one, two, or 3 offhand remarks to pass and say he didn't mean it that we give another power over us,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros at the She for She forum

Hontiveros urges women to unite vs 'growing culture of misogyny' in PH

Ashraf Sinclair: Maskulinitas mengawal, bukan menundukkan feminisme

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Ashraf Sinclair akan menjadi salah satu pembicara di Resonation, konferensi pemberdayaan perempuan, pada Sabtu, 29 April

Ashraf Sinclair: Maskulinitas mengawal, bukan menundukkan feminisme

A Kagay-anon’s leadership journey to empower the youth

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Kagay-anon youth leader Ernesto Neri believes in the importance of enabling the youth to engage in local governance and nation-building

A Kagay-anon’s leadership journey to empower the youth

Empowering women: Because women can and women will

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Filipinas learn to embrace themselves and their capabilities during the 2nd BDJ Women's Summit

Empowering women: Because women can and women will

WATCH: Empowering housewives through social enterprises

Apr 02, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Student organization Enactus UPLB helps the housewives of Bayan ni Juan in Calauan, Laguna with running small-scale businesses

WATCH: Empowering housewives through social enterprises

Lady official: Unmarried Duterte can joke about extramarital affairs

Mar 31, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Female government officials defend the President and ask fellow women to 'have a forgiving heart' when it comes to the Chief Executive's sexist remarks

Lady official: Unmarried Duterte can joke about extramarital affairs

WATCH: 'Myths are only labels'

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Here is a spoken word poem which emphasizes that there are no limits to what women can achieve

WATCH: 'Myths are only labels'

How do you empower more women?

Mar 13, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Join the 2nd BDJ Women’s Summit to find out!

How do you empower more women?

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

With the recent celebration of International Women's Day, it's time to ask: Has President Duterte been good or bad for women empowerment?

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Duterte: 'Women are heroes'

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:44 PM

On International Women's Day, President Rodrigo Duterte thanks women for the critical role they play in Philippine society

Duterte: 'Women are heroes'

Women 'take over' the House of Representatives

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) Female lawmakers take the lead during the House session on Monday, March 6, as the world celebrates International Women's Month

Women 'take over' the House of Representatives

Your #WorthIt moments

Mar 02, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Be inspired to achieve your own milestones with these stories from people who've made their own #WorthIt moments

Your #WorthIt moments

Miss Universe 2016: Empowered, self-confident, beautiful

Jan 29, 2017 - 5:30 PM

'The Miss Universe pageant is slowly redefining beauty, breaking stereotypes, and truly celebrating diversity'

Miss Universe 2016: Empowered, self-confident, beautiful

LOOK: Maxine Medina's pearls for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction

Jan 23, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Proceeds from the gifts in the auction will go to Positive Action Foundation Philippines

LOOK: Maxine Medina's pearls for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction

Imposing vanity tax 'discriminatory’ vs women – Quimbo

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:25 PM

House Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says excise tax is usually imposed on luxury items or those that pose health risks, neither of which apply on beauty products and services

Imposing vanity tax 'discriminatory’ vs women – Quimbo

#ShareLove: Volunteer group feeds Manila's homeless on Christmas Eve

Dec 25, 2016 - 2:59 PM

The volunteer, non-profit Food for Empowerment in Emergencies and Disasters feeds 1,000 homeless in Manila and gives them relief packs for Christmas

#ShareLove: Volunteer group feeds Manila's homeless on Christmas Eve

Robredo to Filipino women: Feminism about 'building bridges'

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

'The more inclusive governance becomes, the more empowered citizens feel, the less we need despots and celebrated heroes,' also says the Vice President

Robredo to Filipino women: Feminism about 'building bridges'

Robredo honored as 'outstanding woman' in Southeast Asia

Aug 02, 2016 - 10:26 AM

'This gives us a message that Filipino women are being recognized not only in Thailand but also in the community of ASEAN nations,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, a recipient of Thailand's 'Honorary Outstanding Women Award' in Southeast Asia

Robredo honored as 'outstanding woman' in Southeast Asia

Poverty pushes young Filipino to fight for the environment

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Arnel Alipao believes that more than being vulnerable in times of disasters, children are capable of helping society minimize the effects of climate change

Poverty pushes young Filipino to fight for the environment

Dear President Duterte: What future awaits farmers?

May 23, 2016 - 1:10 PM

An expatriate asks about the future of farmers and organic agriculture in the Philippines

Dear President Duterte: What future awaits farmers?

Comelec, Binay congratulates Duterte, Pope Francis | 12PM wRap

May 13, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Watch Rappler's 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Comelec, Binay congratulates Duterte, Pope Francis | 12PM wRap

Alan Cayetano, Duterte’s economic plan, Joma Sison | 6PM wRap

May 12, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Alan Cayetano, Duterte’s economic plan, Joma Sison | 6PM wRap

LIVE BLOG: BDJ Women's Summit

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:43 PM

Guest speakers included Amina Rasul-Bernardo, Myrza Sison, Ana P. Santos, and more. Read the event’s highlights through the live blog held last Saturday, April 16

LIVE BLOG: BDJ Women's Summit

For the unsung heroes at the polls

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM

When you cast your vote on May 9, thank the women who will protect it

For the unsung heroes at the polls

Ateneo de Manila calls off student council elections

Apr 13, 2016 - 4:41 PM

(UPDATED) While there will be no General Elections for 2016, a plebiscite will be held on the new Constitution; and if ratified, 'Special Elections shall then take place'

Ateneo de Manila calls off student council elections

Bello, Kapunan priorities: Youth empowerment, education

Apr 06, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Senatorial candidates Walden Bello and Lorna Kapunan zero in on correcting structures which put the youth at a disadvantage

Bello, Kapunan priorities: Youth empowerment, education

Ahon, Pinay! Uplifting women and recognizing their roles in society

Apr 04, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The Philippine Commission on Women, Ariel, and other organizations celebrated Women’s Month

Ahon, Pinay! Uplifting women and recognizing their roles in society

#AhonPinay: Light of your life, light of our world

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Let’s start recognizing women for their contributions in and out of the home

#AhonPinay: Light of your life, light of our world

From Malacañang to the streets, women are demanding better lives

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Have things really improved for Filipino women?

From Malacañang to the streets, women are demanding better lives

Empower young girls through football, sports – Pia Cayetano

Feb 06, 2016 - 1:38 PM

For the senator, girls are inspired to grow in confidence and ability when they have successful models

Empower young girls through football, sports – Pia Cayetano

Masterminding Fil-Am political empowerment

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:14 PM

'I was angered when I saw the 2010 Census, and that San Mateo County's population was composed of 52% racial minorities and the members of the SMC Board of Supervisors were 100% white,' says Guy Guerrero

Masterminding Fil-Am political empowerment

How agriculture saved a former US soldier

Dec 22, 2015 - 5:00 PM

'I found my humanity when I gave up the conveniences of modern life. I see people who have nothing in terms of material yet they are the happiest people,' says Patrick Taylor about the farmers of Mindanao

How agriculture saved a former US soldier

Paris climate talks: Why women?

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:05 AM

This week, all eyes are on Paris as world leaders wrap up their motives to save the planet. But will women's voices be heard in Paris?

Paris climate talks: Why women?

Ako, babaeng Hanunuo

Dec 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The burden to feed and care for children while also caring for nature is carried by the Hanunuo Mangyan women in Oriental, Mindoro

Ako, babaeng Hanunuo

Women candidates: Make psych tests for annulment cheaper

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:26 PM

'So ‘yung binubugbog nang binugbog ng asawa who wants out of the marriage already, titiisin na lang na kasal pa rin siya kasi wala naman siyang P100,000,' says vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

Women candidates: Make psych tests for annulment cheaper

Women candidates: Employment will empower Pinays

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:14 PM

'Si nanay ang nag-aaruga sa bawat isa... Pero si nanay ay may mga sariling pangarap din,' senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros says

Women candidates: Employment will empower Pinays

Chile president: No such thing as a superwoman

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:44 AM

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet turns personal and talks about women's struggles in a forum at the Miriam College in the Philippines

Chile president: No such thing as a superwoman

Chile president Bachelet to Filipino women: Work, love, laugh

Nov 17, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Using metaphors, jokes, and her colorful personal story, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet commends Filipino women, and urges them to close the gender gap

Chile president Bachelet to Filipino women: Work, love, laugh

Chief Justice Sereno to women: Don't regret family time

Nov 14, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The Philippines' female chief justice says: 'Those who told me I will regret the decision to spend time with my family can't say that anymore. Because I'm Chief Justice'

Chief Justice Sereno to women: Don't regret family time

'More women should be elected' – Lorna Kapunan

Nov 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM

'The face of hunger is a woman’s face because it is the mother who has to make meager resources work,' says the senatorial aspirant

'More women should be elected' – Lorna Kapunan

Michelle Obama wants 'honest conversation' on girls' education

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:54 PM

(UPDATED) For US First Lady Michelle Obama, 'it's also about attitude and beliefs. It's about whether parents think their daughters are worthy of an education as their son'

Michelle Obama wants 'honest conversation' on girls' education

Will De Lima be Senate's next Miriam Santiago?

Oct 15, 2015 - 5:38 PM

De Lima says of Santiago: 'There is only one Miriam Defensor Santiago, and she cannot be replaced. But I will attempt to learn from the veteran of political battles.'

Will De Lima be Senate's next Miriam Santiago?

Listening matters: On not treating the poor as mere 'beneficiaries'

Oct 09, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Empowerment requires not only a healthy body and an educated mind, but also a high dose of self-confidence, which is hampered when we consider individuals as mere 'beneficiaries'

Listening matters: On not treating the poor as mere 'beneficiaries'

Why we need to empower the youth of Basilan

Sep 17, 2015 - 5:00 PM

What we want is to feel that other Filipinos recognize our presence, acknowledge us because we are part of this country, too. Listen to what we have to say, and respond to our calls for help

Why we need to empower the youth of Basilan