WATCH: Youth pushes PH anti-sexual harassment movement further

Sofia Tomacruz, Amanda T. Lago

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WATCH: Youth pushes PH anti-sexual harassment movement further
Students and youth groups demand accountability in sexual harassment cases and send a clear message that abuse will not be tolerated

Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal and Janina Malinis
Animation by Janina Malinis

MANILA, Philippines – In 2019, various groups called for action after incidents of sexual harassment were exposed in various institutions.

From school campuses to artists’ groups and beyond, the youth took a stand to say abuse would not be tolerated.

In a victory for the anti-sexual harassment movement, the Safe Spaces Act was passed to fill in the gaps of the 25-year-old Anti-Sexual Harassment Act.

The new law, which seeks to protect individuals in various settings both online and in public spaces, is envisioned to push further the anti-sexual harassment advocacy in the Philippines. –

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Sofia Tomacruz

Sofia Tomacruz covers defense and foreign affairs. Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz.
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Amanda T. Lago

After avoiding long-term jobs in favor of travelling the world, Amanda finally learned to commit when she joined Rappler in July 2017. As a lifestyle and entertainment reporter, she writes about music, culture, and the occasional showbiz drama. She also hosts Rappler Live Jam, where she sometimes tries her best not to fan-girl on camera.