Rappler's latest stories on women rights
The rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity
'A woman has to want [a child] for herself.... Otherwise, how horrible it would be to bring forth a child into the world only to regret it,' says Lot Ramirez
(UPDATED) The financial commitment puts Canada on the map as the world's leading donor to comprehensive sexual reproductive health rights
(UPDATED) In an 'unprecedented coming together of women,' advocates will gather for a united women's action against misogyny on March 8 at La Madre Filipina Statue in Rizal Park, Manila
Critics argue that Absher, a free app, enables abuse against Saudi Arabian women and girls by allowing men to track their movements
(3rd UPDATE) Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she is trying to flee her family, who subjected her to physical and psychological abuse
Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic-Lesandric's emotional account of an agonizing treatment she received after a miscarriage leads other women to speak up, too
In the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, an investigative piece on abortion triggers a slew of surprising emails
Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting
Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients
Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves
In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online
'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement
Women's rights group Oriang says poor women suffer the most under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law
Those arrested are facing accusations such as making 'suspicious contact with foreign parties', providing financial support to 'hostile elements abroad', and recruiting government workers
The manifesto reads: 'The members of this list publicly pledge not to participate as speakers in any academic event or round table of more than two speakers where there is not at least one woman as an expert'
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban
'Filipinas may be facing tumultuous times, but this is also our time to shine,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Socioeconomic and educational factors are not the only barriers that can hold back employees. Company cultures that do not foster diversity and equality can hold back workers as well.
'You have to be prepared to persevere over a very long period of time,' says former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark
'No matter what a woman does, even if so much effort is made, if the workplace culture is not conducive [to equality], your effort is limited,' says Ambe Tierro, senior manager of the Accenture Philippines’ Advanced Technology Center
‘We seriously need to appreciate those hands that rock the cradle and wash the dishes,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo on International Women’s Day
On the second day of Women's Month, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque insists, 'The President does not promote violence against women'
Twice as many women are on track to run for Congress in 2018 compared to 2016
Emma asks our columnists if it's time for her to leave her abusive husband
'I'm calling on you to fight against this source of suffering including legislation and a culture that rejects every type of violence'
Vice President Leni Robredo has so far refused to become opposition leader, but this past year she has made strong statements against policies of the Duterte administration
Rallies are held from Brazil to Kosovo to mark the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Vice President Leni Robredo says society needs 'evolved, kind, brave' men who are willing to help empower women
The announcement is in line with powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious reforms shaking up the kingdom
It’s important to acknowledge that this issue transcends national borders and class boundaries to touch the lives of roughly 33% of all women worldwide
A cross-party task force composed of 5 MPs have been asked to work with police and magistrates to come up with a definition of harassment that can be enforced by officers in the street
Must-watch videos from this week
(UPDATED) Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, in a historic decision that makes the Gulf kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel
Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families – leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes
With the recent celebration of International Women s Day it s time to ask: Has President Duterte been good or bad for women empowerment?
Muslim religious leaders endorse new fatwa on early and forced marriage and also address the health and empowerment of Muslim girls
The petition also calls for an investigation into the conduct of government officials in violation of the Magna Carta of Women
(UPDATED) The US Justice Department's warning against hiring sex workers comes after a string of sex trade scandals involving federal agents and military personnel
Actresses Meryl Streep Charlize Theron and Rosamund Pike also sign the petition calling on countries in the G7 summit to lift women out of poverty
The government encourages women in all sectors of the society to take part in leadership and to drive for excellence
Iran executes Rehyaneh Jabbari who was accused of stabbing Morteza Abdolaii Sarbandi despite claims made by a UN human rights monitor saying it was an act of self defense
The minister Ramsevak Paikra claims he was miqsuoted
Did Mernielyn Garcia lose her baby because she could not afford a downpayment for the hospital?
What challenges face the young Filipina today? Are there stereotypes and gender bias frameworks she needs to confront? Join us on Tuesday November 26 as we try to find answers to these questions