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[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why Pia Cayetano's defense of Duterte is personal

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting

Secret service: Underground doctors induce safe abortions

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift

May 19, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Those arrested are facing accusations such as making 'suspicious contact with foreign parties', providing financial support to 'hostile elements abroad', and recruiting government workers

Top Spain academics vow to boycott all-male panel discussions

May 16, 2018 - 11:39 PM

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'

UNPRECEDENTED. File photo of 3 women attending the massive one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Barcelona, on March 8, 2018. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Saudi Arabia says driving ban on women to be lifted June 24

May 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia in the summer. Photo by Yousef Doubisi/AFP

Robredo urges Filipinas to unite against harassment

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:11 PM

'Filipinas may be facing tumultuous times, but this is also our time to shine,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

WOMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks in Legazpi City for the One Billion Rising activity of the city that aims to raise awareness and eradicate violence against women. Photo from Office of the Vice President

INFOGRAPHIC: How companies can unlock gender equality in the workplace

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM

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.

Ex-New Zealand PM urges young women to uphold their rights

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'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

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Former New Zealand PM and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about leadership and empowerment. Screenshot from Rappler video

Change in company culture is key to gender equality in the workplace – study

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:43 PM

'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

Robredo: Respect for women, gender equality begin at home

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

‘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

'RESPECT FOR WOMEN'. Vice President Leni Robredo urges parents to teach their children the value of respecting women during Procter and Gamble’s Women’s Symposium on International Women's Day, March 8, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Roque: Duterte 'serious' about promoting women's rights

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:22 PM

On the second day of Women's Month, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque insists, 'The President does not promote violence against women'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018, insists that he has been doing what he can to fulfill his campaign promises. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sister Act: U.S. women stampede toward elected office

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Twice as many women are on track to run for Congress in 2018 compared to 2016

PLANNING TO RUN. Lindsay Brown, a woman who wants to run for Congress, speaks during an interview with AFP at the her house on February 20, 2018, in Clark, New Jersey. Kena Betancour/AFP

[Two Pronged] Should I leave my husband?

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Emma asks our columnists if it's time for her to leave her abusive husband

Pope urges end to violence against women

Jan 21, 2018 - 8:59 AM

'I'm calling on you to fight against this source of suffering including legislation and a culture that rejects every type of violence'

POPE IN PERU. Pope Francis waves to the crowd inside the Cathedral of Trujillo during his visit to the Peruvian city of Trujillo, on January 20, 2018. Vincenzo Pinto/Pool/AFP

‘Posisyon o paninindigan?’: Robredo's most memorable quotes in 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

STORY OF HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch of Istorya ng Pag-Asa at Assumption Iloilo, Iloilo City on November 15. Photo by OVP

France's Macron vows to combat 'shameful' violence against women

Nov 26, 2017 - 8:38 AM

Rallies are held from Brazil to Kosovo to mark the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

FOR WOMEN. (From L) President of the association Femmes Solidaires Sabine Salmon, doctor and writer Patrick Pelloux, humorist Florence Foresti, Junior Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) attend the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on November 25, 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Ludovic Marin/Pool/AFP

Robredo urges men to speak up vs misogyny, bigotry

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says society needs 'evolved, kind, brave' men who are willing to help empower women

Photo by OVP

Saudis to open sports stadiums to women in reform push

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:32 AM

The announcement is in line with powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious reforms shaking up the kingdom

Saudi families sit in a stadium waving national flags, to attend an event in the capital Riyadh on September 23, 2017 commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the kingdom. The national day celebration coincides with a crucial time for Saudi Arabia, which is in a battle for regional influence with arch-rival Iran, bogged down in a controversial military intervention in neighbouring Yemen and at loggerheads with fellow US Gulf ally Qatar. / AFP PHOTO / Fayez Nureldine

[OPINION] Not just O'Reilly and Weinstein: Sexual violence a 'global pandemic'

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:38 PM

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

ACCUSED ABUSER. This file photo taken on October 05, 2015 shows Harvey Weinstein posing during a photocall at the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair in Cannes, southeastern France, on October 5, 2015.  Valery Hache/AFP

France plans instant fines for cat-calling women

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:25 PM

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

Commuters wait by trains timetables at the Saint Lazare railway station early on March 9, 2016 in Paris. Matthieu Alexandre/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, September 25-October 1, 2017

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Saudi Arabia to finally allow women to drive

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:58 AM

(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

ON THE WHEEL SOON. This file photo taken on October 26, 2014 shows a Saudi woman getting into a taxi at a mall in Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:34 PM

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

INCEST RAPE. Lori was just 7 years old when she was raped by her uncle for the first time. Photo by Dyl Tolentino

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

With the recent celebration of International Women s Day it s time to ask: Has President Duterte been good or bad for women empowerment?

[DASH of SAS] Muslim religious leaders affirm 'sublime status' of women

Nov 30, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Muslim religious leaders endorse new fatwa on early and forced marriage and also address the health and empowerment of Muslim girls

Change.org petition to Aquino: Apologize over 'offensive' LP show

Oct 02, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The petition also calls for an investigation into the conduct of government officials in violation of the Magna Carta of Women

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the Press Conference at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday (September 17, 2015). The President also showed images of the slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, killed by the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in the January 25 encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Sex at sea: Fil-Am US Navy officer guilty of procuring prostitutes

Apr 11, 2015 - 6:10 PM

(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

Beyonce, Gaga join call to tackle female poverty

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:00 PM

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

FOR WOMEN. Beyonce performs on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

Philippine gender gap narrow but women leaders still needed

Mar 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The government encourages women in all sectors of the society to take part in leadership and to drive for excellence

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Oct 25, 2014 - 3:38 PM

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

Photo from 'Save Reyhaneh Jabbari From Execution In Iran' Facebook page

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

Jun 08, 2014 - 9:15 PM

The minister Ramsevak Paikra claims he was miqsuoted

NEVER FORGET. Indian students make a sand sculpture to pay homage as they commemorate the first anniversary of the fatal gang rape of the 23-year-old New Delhi student on a moving bus, in Allahabad on December 16, 2013. Photo by AFP/Sanjay Kanojia

Mernielyn: Downpayment for her baby's life

Dec 21, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Did Mernielyn Garcia lose her baby because she could not afford a downpayment for the hospital?

#WHIPIT: Women who beat the odds

Nov 23, 2013 - 6:22 PM

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