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A fighter: PH team recalls Bea Luna's tough character before passing

May 28, 2020 - 5:53 PM

Bea Luna thought she would get cut from the team, but she wound up with a spot in the starting XI because of her hard work

AN ANGEL. National girls football team head coach Rachelle delos Reyes (left) remembers how passionate Bea Luna was about the sport before she died. Photo from Rachelle delos Reyes' Facebook

16-year-old PH youth football player dies

May 27, 2020 - 7:22 PM

Bea Luna, 16, records one international goal in her national team debut in 2019

TOO SOON. Bea Luna passes away at 16 years old with a maiden national team appearance in 2019. Photo from Philippine Football Federation

[OPINION] Katherine's death calls for women’s reproductive health in pandemic

May 20, 2020 - 3:49 PM

'Katherine was refused admission and care by 6 hospitals. She was declared dead on arrival by the time she arrived at the seventh hospital.'

DOST-PCHRD scholar is PH's finalist to the ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020

May 20, 2020 - 2:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Maria Ruth Pineda-Cortel of the University of Santo Tomas is chosen as the finalist for the ASEAN-U.S Science Prize for Women 2020 for her project on gestational diabetes

[OPINION] Gender equality in a post-pandemic world

May 13, 2020 - 1:09 PM

'A society that is open to see past the great gender divide and choose leaders based on their moral and professional record will tremendously benefit from it'

U.S. women's World Cup star Alex Morgan welcomes daughter

May 10, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'She made us wait longer than expected,' says football star Alex Morgan, who was due to give birth in April

HOTSHOT. Forward Alex Morgan (right) starred in Team USA's title defense in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

During coronavirus lockdown: Abused women, children more vulnerable

May 09, 2020 - 4:38 PM

A drop in reported cases of abuse during the lockdown may not be good news as it could point to victims having a harder time reporting crimes to authorities

New U.S. school sexual assault rules enforce rights of accused

May 07, 2020 - 9:41 AM

The new regulations lay out a method for cross-examining the accuser. This approach has previously been deemed too traumatizing for presumed victims.

Photo from Shutterstock

Tip from Australian police lead to arrest of sex trafficker in Caloocan

May 06, 2020 - 10:15 AM

(UPDATED) Police rescue 3 minors, all children of the suspect

ARRESTED. Authorities with a  41-year-old women accused of forcing her 3 chilldren, all minors, to perform sexual acts via webcam. She was arrested on May 4, 2020, in Caloocan City. Photo from IJM

[OPINION] Women are in the forefront of another battle

May 04, 2020 - 2:10 PM

'If you are a neighbor and you hear something that you gauge to be danger, then you have to call the authorities immediately'

Judge rules against U.S. women's soccer team in equal pay case

May 02, 2020 - 11:34 AM

The reigning world champions absorb a legal blow as their equal pay claim gets tossed out

ALL-STAR. US soccer stars Megan Rapinoe (left) and Alex Morgan celebrate after ruling the 2019 World Cup in France. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Rappler Talk: Women power – TOWNS protects our frontliners

May 02, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Rappler's Maria Ressa and ANCx's Ces Drilon talk to fellow TOWNS awardees about how the foundation was able to raise P60 million to purchase PPE sets for COVID-19 frontliners in hospitals all over the country

Bailed political prisoner stuck in Correctional amid pandemic

Apr 30, 2020 - 8:34 PM

Fifty-three-year-old health worker Miguela Ocampo Peniero was ordered released March 5 upon payment of bail for one case. Her lawyers explain to the court all other previous charges are either junked, or served.

CORRECTIONAL. Inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City on March 4, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:42 PM

Change came for Saudi women in mid-2016 when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils his 'Vision 2030' plan, aiming at diversifying the kingdom's economy and ending its addiction to oil

Heba, a 36-year-old woman, smokes a cigarette publicly at a coffee shop in north Riyadh on February 5, 2020. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

27 more female inmates test positive for coronavirus – BuCor

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:51 PM

The Bureau of Corrections says that they are 'well and asymptomatic'

India doctors fight to save sight of raped 7-year-old

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Police arrest a 21-year-old man over the assault in the central state of Madhya Pradesh

PROTESTING RAPE. Swati Maliwal (C), head of the Delhi government's Commission for Women, speaks during a protests against rape and violence against women in New Delhi on March 6, 2019. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

[OPINION] The pandemic's forgotten faces: The plight of Muslims, women, and other minorities

Apr 24, 2020 - 11:30 AM

'Plans and programs to address this pandemic should be evidence-based and sensitive to culture, conflict, and context'

18 more Correctional inmates, 1 health staff test positive for coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 1:02 PM

The Board of Pardons and Parole is 'formulating interim guidelines' to urgently release old and sickly convicts – a regular course for the board

CORRECTIONAL. Inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City on March 4, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America's 'domestic hell'

Apr 21, 2020 - 10:21 AM

In Mexico, it is estimated that around 200 women have been murdered since quarantine measures began

BARRED. Health workers wearing biosafety suits take the temperature of a woman during a checkup for the novel coronavirus at Nueva Floresta neighborhood in Cali, Colombia, on April 20, 2020. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Gilas Women star Jack Animam helping battle vs coronavirus

Apr 19, 2020 - 5:35 PM

'Being part of the national team does not mean that you only have to do your part on the court,' says Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Jack Animam

GIVING BACK. Jack Animam starts a fundraising drive for a hospital in her hometown of Malolos, Bulacan. Photo from UAAP

Elderly correctional inmate tests positive for coronavirus

Apr 18, 2020 - 7:27 PM

(UPDATED) The female inmate is 72 years old, has pneumonia and has been transferred to the Sta Ana Hospital in Manila

CORRECTIONAL. Inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City on March 4, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

WNBA pays tribute to Gianna Bryant, 2 teammates

Apr 18, 2020 - 2:15 PM

‘It would have been a dream come true for her,’ says Vanessa Bryant after the WNBA made her daughter Gianna an honorary draft pick

GONE TOO SOON. Gianna Bryant showed the same passion for basketball as her father Kobe.

Liberty take Ionescu with first pick in WNBA draft

Apr 18, 2020 - 10:16 AM

After finishing near-bottom last season, the New York Liberty beef up their roster with one of the most decorated players in women's college basketball

PRIZED ROOKIE. Sabrina Ionescu holds several NCAA women’s basketball records. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Dispatch from El Salvador

Apr 11, 2020 - 2:00 PM

El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world

Jack Animam: The voice of women’s basketball

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Jack Animam's long list of accomplishments is a testament to her trademark of leaving everything on the floor whenever she plays

HER VOICE. Jack Animam will not stop speaking up for women's basketball. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Isolated and afraid: How the pandemic is changing pregnancy

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Asia is facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections and as cases spiral globally and half the planet on lockdown, women are having to give birth in unprecedented circumstances

A pregnant woman wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for the bus in Bogota, on March 16, 2020. The Colombian government announced the indefinite suspension of face-to-face classes in public schools and universities as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP

[PODCAST] Making Space: Achieving equality for women in the workplace

Apr 01, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Why are there jobs 'for men' or 'for women'? Why are some strong female leaders 'too aggressive'? Rappler explores gender issues in the workplace with PBCWE executive director Julia Abad and WiTech founder Audrey Pe.

WATCH: Agatha Wong's tips for self-empowerment

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Wushu wonder Agatha Wong shares her tips to people struggling with discrimination, body image, bashers, and failure

Meet 4 women on the frontlines of PH's battle vs the coronavirus

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:55 PM

As Women's Month closes, we put the spotlight on RITM's Dr Celia Carlos, DOH's Maria Rosario Vergeire, Xavier University's Dr Analyn Asok, and PGH COVID nurse Kathlyn Valdez

How an 18-year-old STEM activist is helping close the gender and tech gap in PH

Mar 30, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Starting out as a blog, Audrey Pe's Women in Tech has evolved to become an organization putting up workshops, conferences and talks promoting STEM, and gender equality to young women all over the country

AUDREY PE. Photo from WiTech

Who run the world? 4 women winning in media and entertainment

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Rappler Hustle shares stories from women paving the path in media, culture, and gaming

Who run the world? 4 women who slay in science and tech

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Rappler Hustle shares the stories of women who have made a name for themselves in finance, game development, physics, and tech

7 women who made Philippine history

Mar 24, 2020 - 11:01 AM

In celebration of women’s month, Rappler highlights 7 Filipinas whose stories should be remembered

[ANALYSIS] Tackling the disproportionate impact of disasters on women

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:26 PM

'One report finds that women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster compared to men, and prevailing traditional gender roles seem to be the culprit'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Dear PNP, this is how you write a rape prevention ad

Mar 14, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Telling women not to dress a certain way, drink too much, or walk in a dark alley alone at night is just pointless'

ROUNDTABLE: Women take charge in the House of Representatives

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:07 PM

On Thursday, March 12, join our discussion about the crucial role female leaders play in Philippine politics

[OPINION] Are Filipina women special?

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'In Maria Ressa’s tweet was a key to progress on gender issues – the recognition that authentic empowerment of one gender cannot exist at the expense of another'

'A Day Without Us': Mexican women stage protest by absence

Mar 10, 2020 - 3:18 PM

The 'Day Without Us' strike is staged to highlight the more than 1,000 women and children murdered in Mexico in 2019

View of the street painting exhibition during the Women National Strike called 'A Day Without Us' in Mexico City, on March 9, 2020. Feminist organisations have called for a day of national strike to denounce gender violence and the increasing toll of femicide. Pedro PARDO / AFP

#HustleEveryday: Ways to support Women's Month in the office

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:49 AM

There are various ways your workplace can show solidarity with Women's Month. Here are some examples.

Pakistani Women's Day marchers hit with stones, sticks

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:19 AM

In Pakistani society, women are shot, stabbed, stoned, set alight, and strangled for damaging a family's 'honor'

THINK PINK. Supporters of the Pakistani Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) hold placards as they march during a rally to mark the International Women's Day in Lahore on March 8, 2020. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP

Kyrgyz police detain dozens at Women's Day march

Mar 08, 2020 - 8:29 PM

A police chief says the women were detained 'for violation of public order'

Global rallies for International Women's Day despite virus fears

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:19 PM

(UPDATED) Marches take place in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, while women rally in ultra-conservative Pakistan demanding 'freedom'

WOMEN'S DAY. Veiled female supporters of Pakistani Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) carry placards and banners as they march during a rally to mark the International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2020. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Filipinas sit-in to stop traffic, claim spaces on Int’l Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2020 - 4:18 PM

More than 300 women gather and block roads as they symbolically push back against narrowing political spaces

WOMEN OCCUPY SPACE. Members of the World March for Women along with other women organizations and support groups staged a flash mob dance at the corner of Scout Tobias in Quezon City on March 8, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

More women working with longer maternal leave, work-from-home option – NEDA

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:48 PM

Figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority show a drop in unemployment for women who leave the workforce due to family duties

WORKING GIRLS. More women keep working in 2019. File photo by AFP

Poe to legislators: 'Make laws enabling women to achieve more'

Mar 08, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'It is incumbent on those of us who have succeeded in our careers, to help pave the way for others to follow,' says Senator Grace Poe

WOMEN 2020. Senator Grace Poe speaks at the International Women's Day event organized by Spark! Philippines on March 5, 2020. Photo from Office of Senator Grace Poe

Who is the Filipino? The Filipino story through documentaries

Mar 08, 2020 - 12:44 PM

In Part 2 of our podcast, we trace our long-rooted history in documentary filmmaking, how documentaries are a nation's "photo album," and the correlation between social media love and documentary consumption

These Filipinas use their passion to empower marginalized women

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Three Filipina changemakers share their inspirational journeys in making it their mission to empower women and provide them with more opportunities in the face of discrimination, violence, and gender inequality

Photos from Djonald Andrade, Atilano's Instagram account, and Rappler

Inside the Industry: Documentary filmmaking with Baby Ruth Villarama

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:09 AM

In Part 1 of our podcast with Baby Ruth Villarama, we talk about her origins as a filmmaker, telling stories from "kanto to palasyo," and why "time makes a documentary"

[OPINION] The gender power gap

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'How a society treats the female half of its population is a significant indicator of how it will treat others. Even in peaceful societies, many women are in deadly danger in their own homes.'

From a photographer's lens: Remembering strong women throughout history

Mar 07, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Sharing these photos and their personal memories is my way of honoring these remarkable women on this special occasion

PRIDE. A Filipino waves a Philippine flag at Union Square in San Francisco, California in celebration of the EDSA Revolution on February 26, 1986. Photo by Rick Rocamora