The French embassy in Manila organizes a forum for women. Watch it on Rappler.
The LGBTQ community says there is a lack of protections for them in schools and workplaces, and stereotypes against them persist
'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
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.
'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
At a forum that seeks to unite women, Sr Mary John Mananzan hits critics of the reproductive health law – including bishops
'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
Ashraf Sinclair akan menjadi salah satu pembicara di Resonation, konferensi pemberdayaan perempuan, pada Sabtu, 29 April
Kagay-anon youth leader Ernesto Neri believes in the importance of enabling the youth to engage in local governance and nation-building
Filipinas learn to embrace themselves and their capabilities during the 2nd BDJ Women's Summit
Student organization Enactus UPLB helps the housewives of Bayan ni Juan in Calauan, Laguna with running small-scale businesses
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
Here is a spoken word poem which emphasizes that there are no limits to what women can achieve
With the recent celebration of International Women's Day, it's time to ask: Has President Duterte been good or bad for women empowerment?
On International Women's Day, President Rodrigo Duterte thanks women for the critical role they play in Philippine society
(UPDATED) Female lawmakers take the lead during the House session on Monday, March 6, as the world celebrates International Women's Month
Be inspired to achieve your own milestones with these stories from people who've made their own #WorthIt moments
'The Miss Universe pageant is slowly redefining beauty, breaking stereotypes, and truly celebrating diversity'
Proceeds from the gifts in the auction will go to Positive Action Foundation Philippines
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
The volunteer, non-profit Food for Empowerment in Emergencies and Disasters feeds 1,000 homeless in Manila and gives them relief packs for Christmas
'The more inclusive governance becomes, the more empowered citizens feel, the less we need despots and celebrated heroes,' also says the Vice President
'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
Arnel Alipao believes that more than being vulnerable in times of disasters, children are capable of helping society minimize the effects of climate change
An expatriate asks about the future of farmers and organic agriculture in the Philippines
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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
When you cast your vote on May 9, thank the women who will protect it
(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'
Senatorial candidates Walden Bello and Lorna Kapunan zero in on correcting structures which put the youth at a disadvantage
The Philippine Commission on Women, Ariel, and other organizations celebrated Women’s Month
Let’s start recognizing women for their contributions in and out of the home
Have things really improved for Filipino women?
For the senator, girls are inspired to grow in confidence and ability when they have successful models
'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
'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
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?
The burden to feed and care for children while also caring for nature is carried by the Hanunuo Mangyan women in Oriental, Mindoro
'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
'Si nanay ang nag-aaruga sa bawat isa... Pero si nanay ay may mga sariling pangarap din,' senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros says
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet turns personal and talks about women's struggles in a forum at the Miriam College in the Philippines
Using metaphors, jokes, and her colorful personal story, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet commends Filipino women, and urges them to close the gender gap
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'
'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
(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'
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.'
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'
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