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Rappler's latest stories on abused women


'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation

Feb 23, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The pair, who have adopted the aliases Reem and Rawan, says: 'Either we will be killed because they want to clear (the) shame we brought as women who left by their own, or they will force us to marry... our cousins'

ESCAPE. Saudi sisters Rawan (in yellow), 18, and Reem, 20, (both using adopted aliases) speak during an interview with AFP in Hong Kong on February 22, 2019. Photo by  Anthony Wallace/AFP

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Survivors of abuse empowered through self-defense lessons

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM

More than 70 girls from Marillac Hills, a DSWD shelter for abused women and children, and Barangay Old Balara learn basic self defense

EMPOWERMENT. Volunteer instructors from the Japanese Karate Association teach young girls basic self-defense. Photo courtesy of Mildred Fragante

Violence against women: Sex, power, abuse

Mar 05, 2015 - 5:05 PM

How big of a problem is violence against women in the Philippines? Why should it concern you?

IN PHOTOS: Alone #AfterYolanda

Nov 08, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Unicef says 66 children lost one or both parents in the disaster – and they’re still struggling to cope with the memory of what happened that day

[Dash of SAS] Prosti-tuition

Feb 19, 2014 - 9:26 PM

MJ walks to make ends meet and pay for her college tuition It s a life less ordinary and fraught with risks

Refuge from abuse: My fire escape

Jul 05, 2013 - 6:19 PM

The sound of a grown woman whimpering and cowering in fear is painful to hear and cringingly unbearable to see

[Dash of SAS] Women and upscale abuse

Feb 20, 2013 - 8:02 AM

A woman in an upscale abusive relationship will try to leave an average of 8 times before finally gathering the courage to leave for good

Pakistani mom: Daughter fated to die

Nov 05, 2012 - 7:11 PM

A Pakistani mother who killed her teenage daughter by dousing her with acid tells BBC it was her destiny to die this way

Parents kill daughter with acid

Nov 01, 2012 - 6:51 PM

A mother and father kill their 15 year old daughter after seeing her talking to a young man police say