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LOOK: 2018 Asian Games PH women’s volleyball schedule

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The Philippines returns to women’s volleyball action for the first time in 36 years in the continental meet

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'The role of legislation in this case is to rip away the protective veil of sexual discrimination,' says Labor and employment committee chair Randolph Ting, who sponsors the bill on second reading

GENDER EQUALITY. Lawmakers want to expand the discriminatory acts against women in the workplace that would be subject to penalties. Photo by AFP

How backstreet abortionists terminate 7-month pregnancies

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves

[OPINION] In defense of mothers and others

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Don't be fooled. Benevolent sexism lives on in silence and maintains the harm.

Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:59 PM

In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online

LOOK: Japan welcomes PH women's volleyball team

Aug 07, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The nationals are training in Okayama prefecture for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games

WARM WELCOME. The Philippine national women's volleyball team was present during the courtesy call of Okayama mayor Masao Omori. Photo from Larong Volleyball Pilipinas Inc

Serena Williams admits suffering from postpartum emotions

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Williams' disclosure comes a week after she suffered the worst loss of her career

POSTPARTUM. File photo shows Serena Williams during her recent lost in the  Wimbledon Championships. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

She dreams to be first Muslim woman in U.S. Congress

Aug 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who is running in the Democratic primary for US Congress in Massachusetts’ First District, goes on a door-knocking and voter registration drive in Chicopee, Massachusetts, July 21, 2018. Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan. Now aged 44, she faces the biggest hurdle of her life: asking a majority white constituency, where Catholics are the biggest religious group, to make her the first Muslim woman elected into Congress. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

PH women's football set for Olympic qualifiers debut

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The Philippines braces for a tough grind as only two teams from Asia will nab a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

BIG CHALLENGE. The Philippines will be one of 18 teams set to see action in the first round of the Olympic qualifiers. Photo from PFF

RAW Deal: Evolution is no longer a mystery

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:39 PM

WWE finally decides to feature an all-women pay-per-view event

GIRL POWER. The launch of the WWE all-women championships proves that the ladies of wrestling should be taken seriously. Photo from WWE.com

PH Blu Girls step up 2020 Olympic bid

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine softball team vies for an Olympic berth in the World Championship starting August 2 in Japan

CONSISTENCY. The Philippine women’s softball team, which finished runner-up in the Asian Softball Championships last year, hopes to sustain its solid run. Fille photo from Blu Girls

India withdraws controversial tax on sanitary pads

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'I think all women will be happy to know that sanitary pads will now have 100% exemption,' says India's acting finance minister Piyush Goyal

NO TAX. In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018 Indian employees at the Myna Mahila Foundation prepare sanitary pads at their office in Mumbai. India has withdrawn a controversial tax on sanitary pads as a part of slew of changes to its national goods and services tax ahead of next year's general election. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

RAW Deal: A locally-flavored Mae Young Classic (we hope)

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

It's a shame that the WWE stint of local wrestling queen Crystal didn't push through as it would have been historic

QUEEN. Top female wrestler Crystal would have been the first Filipino to compete in WWE. Photo from Crystal’s Facebook account (@CrystalPWR)

Death squads, Gilas suspension, Tropical Storm Inday | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Bea de Leon to play final year with Lady Eagles

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The Ateneo volleyball standout decides to play her 5th and final UAAP season due to an 'unfinished business'

'UNFINISHED BUSINESS'. Bea de Leon expresses her desire to stay with the Ateneo Lady Eagles in her final year of eligibility. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

VIRAL: UST student tweets how she was physically abused

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

On Twitter, she accuses her ex-boyfriend of repeatedly beating her up

JM de Guzman on Barbie Imperial, Paul Salas: They can handle this

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:42 PM

JM believes that Barbie and Paul will settle the issue between themselves

Kung Paano Siya Nawala . Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Police in Angono on the rack for anti-rape advice

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement

Barbie Imperial hints of physical abuse in deleted tweets

Jul 16, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Though Paul Salas is not named in the posts, fans accuse the actor of hurting the 'Araw Gabi' actress

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

2018 AFF Women's Championship: A test of character

Jul 14, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Philippine women's football team absorbs another heartbreak but aims to keep on fighting

HEARTBREAK. The Philippine national women's football team fails to clinch the country's first berth in the knockout stages of the AFF Women's Championship. Photo by Mia Montayre/Philippine national women's football team

#BabaeAko on Robredo as opposition lead: 'She cannot do it alone’

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The #BabaeAko movement is organizing a protest on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address, calling the activity the 'Anti-Misogyny Activists sa SONA', or #AMaSONA.

PH team dominates Smart for 3rd PSL win

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Despite the Nationals' victory, coach Shaq Delos Santos says there's still a need to get the team in sync

UNITED. The Philippine women's volleyball team manages to pull through despite a depleted roster. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Drug war to deter rape? 16 cops in 8 cases — study

Jul 11, 2018 - 12:57 PM

All in all there are 13 recorded cases of abuse against women by cops since the start of the anti-illegal drugs campaign, says the Center for Women's Resources

SERVE AND PROTECT. Cops get involved in rape cases despite a thrust against sexual crimes. Police photo by Darren Langit/Rappler; Shutterstock photos

PH national women's volleyball team earns 2nd win at the expense of Cignal

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The national team only had 8 players in the lineup against the HD Spikers

SECOND WIN. MJ Philipps and Mika Reyes come up for a block against Rachel Ann Daquis. Photo from press release

Maika Ortiz replaces Rhea Dimaculangan in Asian Games reserve list

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Dimaculangan wants to take a break from juggling her club and national volleyball team duties

TRADING PLACES. Maika Ortiz (left) gets the call up as Rhea Dimaculangan begs off from the Asian Games squad. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PH team dominates Cocolife in PSL debut

Jul 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team makes a statement in its first tuneup game for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL CONTROL. The Philippine women's volleyball teams puts on a dominant show in the PSL. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Beau Bolick inspires Maraño juggling act

Jul 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team captain hopes to do the same as basketball standout Bolick, who balances his time between two teams

POWER COUPLE. Aby Maraño and Robert Bolick both see action for Philippine teams.

Sheinbaum, first woman elected Mexico City mayor

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Claudia Sheinbaum, a Jewish scientist, environmentalist and left-wing politician, has made a rapid political rise to lead North America's largest city – though it has not been without controversy

The candidate for governor for Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum of the "Juntos haremos historia" coalition party, casts her vote during the general elections in Mexico City, on July 1, 2018. Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, Mexicans go to the polls seeking for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century: the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conservative National Action Party (PAN). / AFP PHOTO / Bernardo Montoya

[OPINION] Women in the shadows of Duterte’s drug war

Jun 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

These stories are the unheard narratives of the drug war

Russian women furious at article calling them 'whores'

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Moskovsky Komsomolets, one of Russia's biggest daily tabloids, publishes the article entitled, 'The era of whores: Russian women at the World Cup are bringing shame on themselves and the country'

WORLD CUP. File photo shows Russian women have the British flag painted on their cheeks as they watch the game against Tunisia at the Fifa Fan fest area in Kaliningrad city, on June 18, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup. Photo by  Ozan Kose/AFP

#BabaeAko among Time’s 25 'Most Influential People on the Internet'

Jun 29, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The Filipino movement that began as a social media campaign gets global recognition

Babae Ako groups march from Luneta to Liwasang Bonifacio to join the Hindipendence Protest Rally today in celebration of the Independence Day. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz's success inspires rising Filipina weightlifters

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Rosegie Ramos and Jane Linette Hipolito are looking to follow the footsteps of the country's only female Olympic silver medalist

INSPRIATION. Hidilyn Diaz takes responsibility of guiding the young weightlifters who are the future of Philippine sports. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

World Cup allows Iranian women to score spots in the stands

Jun 26, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Many Iranian clerics oppose women attending football matches, saying they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere

OPEN DOORS. It is another step forward to gender equality as Iranian women were finally allowed to watch Iran's match against Portugal at Azadi stadium in Tehran. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

'Because I can:' ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Dubai-based ride-hailing app Careem, along with global behemoth Uber, reacts to Saudi King Salman's September announcement of an end to the kingdom's ban on female motorists by saying it would hire women

DRIVING FORCE. Saudi national and newly licensed Reem Farahat, an employee of Careem, a chauffeur car booking service, prepares for a customer shuttle using her car in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, on June 24, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) But much of the initial optimism over reforms appears to have been dented by a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the driving ban

Saudi Samar Al-Moqren drives her car through the streets of the Saudi capital Riyadh for the first time just after midnight, June 24, 2018, when the law allowing women to drive took effect.  Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from June 24, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists. The move, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the ban, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's wide-ranging reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate.   / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Swipe right for equality: Is Bumble really empowering women?

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:15 AM

On the dating app, women are required to message matches first. But is it as 'feminist' as it claims?

TESDA opens 175 technology scholarships for women

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Full scholarships in animation, game creation and web development are open to women ages 18 to 45 years old

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Here are some of the other historic moments for women in government.

NEW MOM. In this file photo taken on October 20, 2017 then New Zealand's Labour party leader Jacinda Ardern receives applause as she is welcomed to her first caucus meeting as Prime Minister-elect at Parliament in Wellington. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

PH team head coach respects Creamline players' absence in PSL

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Shaq delos Santos says the national volleyball team's overseas training – which Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado plan to join – can boost the Philippines' chances in the Asian Games

DUAL ROLE. Aside from the national team, Shaq delos Santos will be handling his club Petron Blaze Spikers in the 2018 PSL Invitationals. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

TRAIN law abuses women – rights group

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Women's rights group Oriang says poor women suffer the most under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law

How to end misogyny: A call to real action for news organizations

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:23 AM

An epic ‘manel’, sexist jokes about breasts, and on-stage sexual harassment at the World News Congress in Portugal put the gap between acknowledging gender inequality and actually empowering women into stark relief. In response, senior international news professionals write this open letter.

No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup

KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Alyssa Valdez, PVL national team players await go signal to play for rival PSL

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team plans to see action in the PSL invitational conference to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez is one of the PVL players named to the 20-woman national team pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute to learn how to ride bikes

LET'S RIDE. A picture taken June 3, 2018 shows Saudi woman Noura preparing for a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago banner PH's Asian Games pool

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:38 PM

New coach Shaq delos Santos has two months to whip the national volleyball team into competitive shape for the 2018 Asian Games this August in Indonesia

BIG CHALLENGE. Alyssa Valdez and the Philippine women's volleyball team will face some of the sport's powerhouse squads in the continental games. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Sereno and the opposition, Trump-Kim summit, PH weather | Midday wRap

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Filipino women take #BabaeAko movement from social media to the streets

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:58 AM

'Women are a force to contend with and Duterte should be careful lest he bear the brunt of their force unleashed,' says Joms Salvador of Gabriela

#BabaeAko group led by Mar Paner aka Juana Paner march to Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to join pther militant groups to celebrate “HINDIpendence” their version of Independence Day. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IMMAP’s Margot Torres wins Campaign Asia's Women Leading Change Award 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:19 PM

IMMAP's Margot Torres bested 7 other finalists and was the only Filipino in the category's shortlist

Iran fights to keep its 3x3 basketball program alive

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The Iranian government wants to end its support for the 3-a-side game

STATEMENT. The Iran national women's basketball team's win against Angorra in the 3x3 World Cup will hopefully spark change back in its country. Photo from FIBA

PH women's basketball gears up for more international tourneys

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:22 AM

After a notable debut in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018, Perlas Pilipinas looks forward to a better national program starting August 2018

BEACON OF CHANGE. The Philippine national women's basketball team managed to prove that they are not 'an easy win' in the tournament. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler