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LGBTQ+ groups hit Oplan X-Men’s ‘targeted harassment’ against transgender women

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Camp Queer points out 'Oplan X-Men' is only one example of the routine denial of transgender people's right to exist in public spaces

House passes bill imposing stiffer penalties vs child abuse

Feb 17, 2020 - 6:50 PM

An overwhelming 228 legislators vote in favor of stiffening the punishment for child abusers

Indian students stripped for menstruation checks

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:18 AM

Menstruating women students must stay in an isolated basement area and keep away from the kitchen and the place of worship

NO TAX. On April 10, 2018 Indian employees at the Myna Mahila Foundation prepare sanitary pads at their office in Mumbai. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

‘Magtahi ay di biro’: At stitching workshop, advocates tackle farmers’ struggles

Feb 13, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law

STITCH TO RESIST. Advocates learn blanket stitching while holding a discussion on the effects of the rice tariffication law during "Magtahi ay 'di Biro" workshop at the Studio Soup Zine Library, Cubao Expo on February 8. All photos from Makô

House approves bill protecting women, children vs electronic violence

Feb 04, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the passage of the measure will give women and children an 'increased chance' to combat all forms of abuse

2020 Australian Open winner Kenin breaks into top 10

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Sofia Kenin usurps Serena Williams for US No. 1 in the women's tennis circuit

TOP 10. Sofia Kenin upsets Australia's Ashleigh Barty in their women's singles semifinal match on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 30, 2020. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Newsbreak Chats: Growing role of women in jihad

Jan 30, 2020 - 4:34 PM

On Thursday, January 30, the Newsbreak team will sit down to discuss how women were able to navigate the system, how influential are they in war and violent extremism, and how they came to join the network in the first place

India moves to allow abortions up to 24 weeks

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:48 AM

'This is important because there are cases where the girl concerned doesn't realize she is pregnant in the first 5 months and has to go to court,' says senior minister Prakash Javadekar

Women’s group in Albay donating harvest to Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:29 PM

As survivors themselves, the group Women for Progress Movement in Albay gives back by donating their freshly harvested sweet potatoes to Taal Volcano eruption evacuees

WOMEN FOR OTHERS. The Women for Progress Movement in Albay helps Taal Volcano eruption evacuees by donating their sweet potato harvest. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

House OKs on 2nd reading bill protecting women, children vs electronic abuse

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:47 PM

Violators stand to face jail time up to 6 to 12 years and a fine between P300,000 to P500,000

'Little Women' will have sneak previews on February 10 and 11 in the Philippines

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:30 PM

You can catch 'Little Women' in selected cinemas nationwide, a week before its February 19 premiere

In Washington, women march against Trump as election looms

Jan 19, 2020 - 9:19 AM

The protesters of the annual Women's March strike a defiant note despite dwindling attendance numbers since 2017

MARCH AGAINST TRUMP. Demonstrators gather for the 4th annual Women's March in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2020. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Italy street art batters faces of famous women

Jan 17, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo says he wants 'to illustrate the drama that affects millions of women throughout the world... with the aim of denouncing, raising awareness and obtaining a real response'

POP ART. A woman watches 'Just because I am a Woman', a new series of works by Italian pop artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo, depicting some of the women protagonists of world politics as victims of gender violence. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

PH rises to world No. 11 in women's softball rankings

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:59 AM

The queens of Southeast Asian softball rank among the world's best

QUEENS. The Philippine Blu Girls reach new heights following their dominant run in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Little Women' director Greta Gerwig 'sad' at awards snub of female filmmakers

Jan 04, 2020 - 12:25 PM

'Of course, I'm disappointed. I love the film that we made and of course it's lovely to be honored,' Hollywood director Greta Gerwig says after being snubbed by this year's Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards

Writer Sylvia Mayuga dies

Dec 31, 2019 - 5:46 PM

The award-winning author had 3 National Book Awards to her name

AWARD-WINNING WRITER. Book author, write, and columnist Sylvia Mayuga dies at 77. Photo from Sylvia Mayuga's Facebook page

No skimpy bikinis: Bangladesh holds first bodybuilding contest for women

Dec 30, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The women bodybuilders keep their brawn under wraps to prevent controversy in the Muslim-majority nation

Women of the Eastern Caliphate: By blood and marriage

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:28 PM

(UPDATED) Part 2: Their men fight at the frontlines, but by blood and marriage, these women played a crucial role in the Marawi siege and the establishment of an ISIS caliphate in the Philippines

Finding love and jihad

Dec 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Many women are radicalized on Facebook, and an expert says they are now a permanent part of the jihadi structure

South Korean court dismisses 'comfort women' appeal against controversial deal

Dec 27, 2019 - 8:05 PM

In a unanimous decision, the Constitutional Court said 'it is difficult to conclude that it is possible for the deal to violate the victims' basic rights'

Women of the Eastern Caliphate: Hiding in plain sight

Dec 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Part 1: From hapless accomplices, women are becoming willing and enthusiastic actors in jihad

Jack Animam: ‘This is the year of women's basketball’

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:36 PM

‘I think this year is really redemption,’ says Gilas Women team standout Jack Animam, who wishes the Philippines will soon have a women’s basketball league

STELLAR YEAR. Jack Animam is part of the Gilas Women team that can bring in more support for women's basketball in the Philippines. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Emma Watson left notes in copies of 'Little Women' – and some of them will be hidden in the Philippines

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Keep your eyes peeled for stray copies of 'Little Women'

EMMA WATSON. The actress leaves notes in copies of Little Women that will be hidden all over the world. Screenshot from Instagram.com/emmawatson

Fear of making decisions

Dec 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

There are irreparable costs

Caterer who fed P13-per-meal to inmates named BuCor superintendent

Dec 17, 2019 - 10:57 AM

(UPDATED) Angelina Bautista, a retired jail senior inspector who used to cater prison meals budgeted at P39 per inmate in a day, is tapped as superintendent at the Correctional Institution for Women

Unqualified GCTA returnees lose jobs, are detained for months

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Part 2: Even if many are not heinous crime convicts, former inmates turn themselves in to the Correctional Institution for Women out of fear of the President. Administrative lapses make them worry they won’t be home for Christmas.

Gilas Women hope own pro league comes after historic SEA Games gold

Dec 14, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Women coach Pat Aquino says female basketball players will 'play as hard as they can' if given a chance to play in a professional league

UNBEATEN. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women sweep the 2019 SEA Games to clinch their first gold medal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Women crush Thailand for historic SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Jack Animam, Janine Pontejos, and Afril Bernardino show the way as the Philippines rules women's basketball for the first time in SEA Games history

DOUBLE GOLD. Janine Pontejos wins her second gold medal in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


After missing NU 6-peat, Animam seeks history with Gilas Women

Dec 10, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Jack Animam vows to help Gilas Pilipinas Women capture their first 5-on-5 gold medal in the SEA Games

TRIUMPHANT DEBUT. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women kick off their SEA Games campaign on the right foot. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Valdez takes benching in stride as PH drops SEA Games bronze match

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:04 PM

After the Philippine volleyball team's gut-wrenching loss, Alyssa Valdez says 'if it’s not our time, it’s not our time'

PH Women's Volleyball team's Alyssa Valdez in tears after losing to Indonesia in the battle for bronze match, in the 30th SEA Games Women's Volleyball on December 9, 2019. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Pinay boxers Gabuco, Petecio strike SEA Games golds

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio enthrall the crowd as the Filipina boxers ace their final assignments

Josie Gabuco of the Philippines brings home the gold during the finals of the Women’s light Welter (64kg) boxing event of the 30th SEA Games at the PICC Forum on December 9, 2019.

Indonesia deals PH volleyball one last heartbreak in 5-set bronze finish

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines fails to close it out as Indonesia rallies to spoil the Filipina spikers' bid to end their 14-year medal drought

PAINFUL ENDING. Mylene Paat and the Philippine women's volleyball team end up winless in the regionl meet. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Gilas Women dethrone Malaysia, win away from historic SEA Games gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Led by Afril Bernardino, the Philippines comes from behind to assure itself of a silver-medal finish

INCHING CLOSER. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women are one win away from making history. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Maraño praises Valdez for playing through stomach pains

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:43 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team rallies together to get its offense going as Alyssa Valdez sits out

GUTSY. Aby Maraño and the Filipina spikers put up a fight despite the odds. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Indonesia rallies past PH in women’s volleyball bronze preview match

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team remains winless after bowing to Indonesia in a match serving as preview to their bronze medal duel

Filipina spiker Majoy Baron gets all fired up after scoring a point against the Indonesians. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: This Filipina beauty queen champions women empowerment, gender quality

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Resham Saeed, the Philippines' representative to Miss Supranational 2019, wants to be an inspiration to young girls

Till death do I stay single: South Korea's #NoMarriage women

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms and vowing never to wed, have children or even date and have sex

#NOMARRIAGE. This picture taken on October 10, 2019, shows South Korean woman Yoon Ji-hye posing during an interview with AFP at the Myungdong shopping district in Seoul. A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms and vowing never to wed, have children or even date and have sex. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP)

Gilas Women open SEA Games gold hunt with win over Indonesia

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

The Philippines rallies from a seven-point deficit to trip Indonesia at the start of 2019 SEA Games women's basketball action

MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR. Kelli Hayes breaches double figures in scoring for Gilas Pilipinas Women. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Philippines goes down swinging in Thailand sweep loss

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Feeding off captain Aby Maraño’s fire, the Philippines comes out fighting before bowing to 11-time SEA Games women's volleyball champion Thailand

FIGHTING FORM. Philippine volleyball star Alyssa Valdez attacks the defense of powerhouse Thailand. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH bows to Vietnam in SEA Games 2019 women’s volleyball debut

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team falls short in the opener but not after dragging favored Vietnam to a five-set thriller

GALLANT FIGHT. Aby Maraño and the Philippine women's volleyball team give Vietnam a scare. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Sacrifice worth it for Bernardino, Gilas Women after SEA Games triumph

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Despite dealing with a sprained thumb, Afril Bernardino puts the team on her back as the Philippines strikes gold in 3x3 basketball

CHAMPION. Afril Bernardino (second from left) makes sure she will end the 2019 SEA Games 3x3 basketball competitions with a gold medal dangling from her neck. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Women survive Thailand to nail 3x3 SEA Games gold

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The win turns out to be a revenge of sorts for the Philippines, which absorbed its only loss in the 2019 SEA Games at the hands of Thailand

PROMISE FULFILLED. Jack Animam delivers on her promise to win a gold medal for the Philippines. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Women fall short of 3x3 prelims sweep in OT loss to Thailand

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Undefeated in their first 4 matches, Gilas Pilipinas Women fall short of their bid to keep a spotless record heading into the semifinals

REDEMPTION. Janine Pontejos and Gilas Pilipinas Women will try to bounce back in the semifinals. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


PH cyclists pedal to mountain bike sweep

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) James Derick Farr and Lea Denise Belgira complete a Philippine sweep of the 2019 SEA Games mountain bike downhill event

MUCH DESERVED. Cyclist James Derick Farr adds to the Philippines’ golden haul. Photo by Leigh Nald Cabildo/Rappler

Gilas Women sweep Day 1 for solo SEA Games 3x3 basketball lead

Dec 01, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Energized by a zealous crowd, Gilas Pilipinas Women topple Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia

BACK ON DUTY. Jack Animam returns from an eye injury to help Gilas Pilipinas Women to a perfect start in 3x3 basketball. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


PH sepak takraw clinches double gold in SEA Games 2019 hoops events

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Philippine sepak takraw team sweeps the hoops event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 teams nail SEA Games 2019 openers

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Philippine men's team shrugs off a lethargic start against Indonesia, while the women's squad makes easy work of Myanmar

BULLY BALL. Jayson Perkins utilizes his size and heft to star for Gilas Pilipinas 3x3. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: SEA Games 2019 3x3 Basketball

Dec 01, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Gilas Pilipinas teams aim for gold as 3x3 basketball debuts in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Japan comfort women sue PH government at U.N. body

Nov 30, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Having exhausted all channels, including a suit at the Supreme Court, Filipino women raped and assaulted by Japanese soldiers in World War II run to the United Nations

[OPINION] Standing with women leaders in ending violence, building peace

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Poverty has a female face. Women shoulder almost all of the unpaid care work and are hit worst when decent public services are hard to access.