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It is not enough that we have passed the RH Law; we must ensure that its provisions are carried out and that its promise of non judgmental and safe access to RH commodities and information is fulfilled
Of the 6 vice presidential candidates only two are against the reproductive health law
Have things really improved for Filipino women?
On March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day highlighting the achievements of women Today however is also about women’s struggles
In the past 6 elections – from 1998 to 2013 – more men have participated and won than women
I am so so proud of how far we ve all come individually and as a community I m proud when we no longer let people walk all over us
As the Philippines nears election day we take a look at how presidential bets view and plan to act on issues linked to gender equality
This isn t the first time that the company has dropped athletes or expressed their stand on LGBT rights
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile backs Manny Pacquiao s stand on same sex marriage and says the boxing champ will win a Senate seat without the votes of gay people
While she s against same sex marriage Parañaque Councilor Alma Moreno says fellow UNA bet Manny Pacquiao is wrong in saying that gay couples are worse than animals
I am not begging Manny Pacquiao for dignity I am not begging you for respect I am not begging you for my humanity because you do not own my humanity that s my birthright
Despite his apology Pacquiao clarifies he will not compromise his faith just to get votes
There s been little change in the number of teenage pregnancies in the Philippines says a UN agency
For the 2016 elections the LGBT community is looking for a president who listens and is sincerely interested in advancing equal rights
Filipinos weigh in on the senatorial candidates views on thorny marriage issues
Will gender equality advocates have something better to look forward to in 2016?
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?
Charlie Sheen s recent revelation that he is living with HIV is bringing back the topic into the public conversation
A gay teacher in the Lumad community relates his journey from Mindanao to Manila and hopes for the future
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
In just 5 years the Philippines has reported over 20 000 new HIV infections
The Philippines proposes that parties should be guided by gender equality and ensure the full and equal participation of women in all climate actions and decision making processes
Yes we have had abortion We re trying to live like the rest of you normally and in peace But we don t deserve to be treated as outcasts of society
Deiniel a 22 year old Filipino transman shares how self discovery helps him go through life
The United Nations proposes a specific list of targets for achieving gender equality
Calling abortion a sin does not help solve anything and most definitely giving priests the power to absolve women does absolutely nothing
Jen Eko shows how a Tboli woman s passion to serve the tribe can help empower other women
Did you know that Sorsogon has an executive order declaring itself a pro life city hence banning modern contraception?
Do you know what the I stands for in LGBTQI?
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month Here s an extraordinary story of a husband preparing to join his wife s breastfeeding journey
With Millennium Development Goals expiring by the end of 2015 how will the battle for gender equality continue?
The move is in support of lawyer Jesus Falcis Supreme Court petition for marriage equality in the Philippines
This is a story about the Filipino people s struggle for genuine equality and acceptance amid a culture of hate and holiness
Do Filipinos really understand terms like sexual orientation gender identity sex and sexuality?
Women with disabilities prove that discrimination exists in multiple layers cutting across class reproductive health and disaster response
Natural disasters have a strong impact on women and girls On top of this they suffer from another kind of disaster one that deprives them of their reproductive rights
An office romance brings two women to two cities They end up at the altar
A young Tboli man shares how he rises above multiple layers of discrimination rooting from his identity class and sexuality
Payal Shah senior legal adviser of the New York based Center for Reproductive Rights discusses UN committee findings that many Filipinas still have no access to contraceptives and services
Top fashion designer and transgender rights advocate Veejay Floresca challenges a high end bar s no cross dressing policy after being denied entry
Two LGBT rights advocates share their journey across the interwebs the Ilocos sand dunes Manila and LA before finally suiting up in a pair of yellow Barong Tagalogs for their Holy Union
Marriage equality is just among the LGBT movement s goals The main struggle however is for societies to finally free themselves from gender based discrimination
PJ poses for the camera as the cat calling and taunting are drowned by applause and cheers from people amused by his show
Watch this short video on how menstrual cups can help women and girls
Transgender lives matter just like yours do Only when we get the legal and social recognition that we deserve will we stop sharing our stories
The CHR condemns sexual violence and victim blaming after a photo of a young abused woman made rounds online
Tito Sotto Vic Sotto Paolo Ballesteros Jose Manalo are icons of comedy and patriarchy – the symbols of our broken discriminating society So help them God
On this week s episode a 20 something woman shares her insights about dating
On the International Day of Action for Women s Health advocates urge the Philippine government to address the country’s grave and systematic violations of women’s reproductive rights