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Women's month: Making change work for women

Mar 01, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Here are the events and activities you should watch out for to join in the month-long celebration of women

Accused of sexism, Duterte vows to fight for women's rights

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:53 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte creates 'a culture of violence that endangers women and children,' says the activist group Akbayan Women

WITH THE PEOPLE. Duterte listening to a Davao City resident in his office. Photo by Davao City Government

WATCH: This museum shows the horrors of being a woman

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:28 PM

This 'experiential museum' hopes to make its visitors reflect on what they can do as individuals to fight violence against women (VAW)

Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

WATCH: Justin Trudeau charms Filipina entrepreneurs with a buss on the cheek

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a true ladies' man

LIGHT MOMENT. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plants a kiss on the cheek of Green Life Bags owner Zarah Jane Juan. ECHOStore owner Jeannie Javelosa laughs. Screenshot by Rappler

Trudeau calls PH’s women micro-entrep project ‘a model for the world’

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets the Filipinas behind The GREAT Women Project, which has received an $8 million funding from his country

WOMEN's CHAMP. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the forum by The GREAT Women Project on November 13. Screenshot by Rappler

Bicol landmark turns orange for campaign to end violence vs women

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:42 AM

The Cagsawa Ruins in Albay take on the color of hope in support of the Orange Your Icon campaign

CAGSAWA RUINS TURNS ORANGE. Using special lighting, local authorities turn the famous Albay landmark orange in support of the campaign to fight violence against women. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

No to 3-child policy; DOH to promote family planning instead

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial says that in most cases women in this country have more children than they want

TURNOVER. Newly-inducted Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial (right) is accompanied by outgoing secretary Janet Garin. Photo by Rambo Talabong

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

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

From Malacañang to the streets, women are demanding better lives

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Have things really improved for Filipino women?

WOMEN'S DAY. Members of the Gabriela Alliance of Filipino Women protest the government's 'labor export policy' – which they say is putting women further under poverty – at the Mendiola Peace Arch on March 8, Women's Day. All photos by Bea Orante

UN, gov't agencies hold events, provide services for 2016 Women's Month

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:03 PM

This year s theme for the international observance is Planet 50 50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality

#FreeFromFear: UN campaign seeks safer PH cities for women

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Women are often harassed on the streets and a UN organization hopes to change that

PERSONAL STORIES. Women write their experiences of sexual harassment which are then shared online as part of the #FreefromFear campaign. Photo from the UN Safe Cities Metro Manila Programme

PH Commission on Women to political parties: Respect women

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The Philippine Commission on Women also commends those who expressed indignation over the lewd dance performance at the birthday celebration of a Liberal Party lawmaker

RESPECT, PROTECT WOMEN. The Philippine Commission on Women, chaired by Remedios Rikken, called on political parties to respect women following the incident at a birthday party of a lawmaker featuring sexy dancers. Photo from the Philippine Commission on Women Facebook account

Empowering women through micro-entrepreneurship

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Economic mobility is often difficult for women given their dual roles of having to earn and managing the household Micro entrepreneurship can help

IN PHOTOS: Filipino women in action

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine Commission Women highlights the diversity of Filipino women s roles and capabilities

Agta Woman. Photo by Katrina Angela B. Rivera

Oh my GAD: PH allots billions for gender, dev't

Mar 25, 2015 - 6:44 PM

The Philippines allots billions of pesos for gender and development Can you feel positive changes within your community?

Philippine gender gap narrow but women leaders still needed

Mar 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The government encourages women in all sectors of the society to take part in leadership and to drive for excellence

Call for photos: Celebrating National Women's Month

Feb 10, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Press release: The photo contest aims to capture the essential representation and role played by Filipino women as leaders and decision makers

Search for most gender-fair PH media

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:29 PM

A public service announcement from the Philippine Commission on Women: Nominate the most gender fair media

PH laws: Not a man's world

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:51 PM

The battle for advancing women’s rights is still a battle for the woman’s body Who owns the rights to a woman’s body?

EQUALITY. Women legislators come together to call on other legislators to be more 'gender responsive.' Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

DOJ wants action plan vs trafficking to strife-torn Syria

Nov 12, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Reports reach the justice department that underground migration is happening with Filipinos wanting to get househelp work falling prey to the hands of syndicates

Women Up PH: The Filipina leader’s time to shine

Nov 04, 2014 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Women Up is an organization that aims to increase women s role in the global economy by providing leadership training mentorship and support to girls and women through every stage of their lives and careers

File photo of Sheila Marcelo

After sexist blunders: 'SM, Bench need internal watchdogs'

Oct 10, 2014 - 4:29 PM

Women s rights groups ask SM CEO Henry Sy Jr and Bench CEO Ben Chan to establish internal guidelines and standards so their recent misrepresentation of people s rights do not happen again

FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. SM Store marketing head Queenie Cua accepts the letter of the petitioners for Henry Sy Jr. Photo from Danah Gutierrez

Coco Martin apologizes to women for offensive Bench show

Oct 06, 2014 - 6:40 PM

I did not see the deeper meaning of what I had been asked to do at the Bench fashion show says the actor who has vowed to help in projects that seek to stop violence against women

PH laws that are unfair to women

Mar 30, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Here are some Philippine laws laws that according to groups discriminate against women

Philippines bid to set world record for biggest 'woman' symbol

Mar 08, 2014 - 2:41 PM

The women s symbol puts a spotlight on how women are poised to become the social and economic powerhouses of the future says Coca Cola Adel Tamano

'Declare SC has no jurisdiction over RH challenge'

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:27 PM

But RH law advocates also hope the Supreme Court will rule in their favor

Laws that discriminate against women

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Women s rights groups are advocating for a change to archaic laws that discriminate against women

National survey: We have many malnourished children

Jul 12, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Results of a national nutrition survey show that 7 3 of children aged 0 to 47 months old suffer from acute malnutrition

Photo from EPA.

Great women also come in bottles

Mar 12, 2013 - 10:43 PM

In every office you will find a woman selling everything It is the woman’s way of coping with the economic needs of her family

Poverty, scarcity and the rule of the Catholic Church

Aug 02, 2012 - 11:09 AM

The RH bill is opposed mainly by those living in luxury and comfort our bishops and legislators among them