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The women behind the games

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Get to know some of the Filipinas helping to shape the future of the video game industry

My life, my choice: 'Why I chose not to have children'

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice.

LIST: 15 great movies about and by women

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Celebrate Women's Month with this roundup of movies with exceptional women subjects, stellar actresses, and women-led filmmaking

How K-pop girl group LOONA pushes for women empowerment in 'Butterfly'

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

This K-pop group has been making waves with the song 'Butterfly'

Rape jokes? These women aren't laughing

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:16 PM

On International Women's Day, Filipinas band together to call for empowerment

Woo mankind, woman!

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:42 PM

This women’s month, tune in to this playlist and channel the queen within you

Women's rights groups to hold united action against misogyny on March 8

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:28 PM

(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

EMPOWERED. Women advocates pose to stand against misogyny in a press conference held at St. Scholastica’s Archives Museum College on March 6. Photo by Maria Gabriela Aquino

All-women small press fair to be held at CCP

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event features women creators who will sell and showcase their books, zines, stickers, illustrations, comics, and accessories, and meet their readers

What I've learned from the 'She Talks Asia' forum

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Yes, we have made steps in the right direction, but there's still a lot to be done when it comes to women's rights

7 women who run the show on Netflix

Mar 28, 2018 - 7:27 PM

From the screen to behind-the-scenes, women rule the TV industry

Kaka Bag-ao on speaking up against a supermajority

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:13 AM

'Hindi ibig sabihin na tatalikuran ko 'yung mga paniniwala ko,' says the Dinagat representative on taking contrary positions as a member of the supermajority

DINAGAT REP. Kaka Bag-ao considers herself a 'salaried worker' in the House of Representatives. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trailblazers: The women of Philippine pro wrestling

Mar 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM

6 of the country's fearless female wrestlers talk about living their dreams and making history in the ring

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

The week in photos: March 17-23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A refugee child participates in an anti-racist demonstration in Athens on March 17, 2018, marking as well two-years of the EU-Turkey deal and the closing of the borders. The banner reads' fight fortess Europe'. Refugees and solidarity groups condemned the new shipwreck off Agathonissi island earlier today, where 16 refugees drowned. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

Sarah Elago on why being young and being a dissenter matters

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'I’m still a full-time activist who just happens to be a congresswoman,' the newbie legislator tells Rappler

YOUNGEST REP. Kabataan Partylist Sarah Elago says age shouldn't be a hindrance when it comes to public service. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Helen Clark on leadership and global change

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to Clark about leadership and empowerment, as well as how her views of the world have changed

Sharon Garin on why legislators must ‘earn their keep’

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

When she talks to Rappler, it’s not the politics and internal dynamics Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin zooms in on, but the hard work that’s seldom aired live or broadcast on primetime news

Her advocacy: Make no mom feel alone

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Nadine Gadia Casiño, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao, advocates for natural child care and supporting other mothers

MODERN NANAY. Breastfeeding advocate Nadine Gadia Casiño says a woman is neither defined by how well she cooks nor by how clean their home is – but by how she is different. Photo by Nadine Gadia Casiño.

IN PHOTOS: The Filipina beyond Maria Clara

Mar 11, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Award-winning documentary photographer Rick Rocamora takes these photos of Filipinas over the years

Temporary Housing, Tondo, Manila 2015

Meet the women drivers of MRT3

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:54 AM

'Just show them that you can do it even if they say you can't 'just because you're a woman.' Nobody can stop you,' says one of the first female MRT drivers

WOMEN. Mannielene "Yen" Jose and Maria Virginia Manuel are the first women drivers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Row erupts over new Frida Kahlo Barbie

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Mexican artist's family says Mattel did not have proper authorization to use the image of Kahlo for the doll

8 incredible things women do for the world

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM

We have tons of stories on amazing, inspiring women, and here are just a few of them

[OPINION] Celebrating women’s month with the fearless females in fisheries

Mar 09, 2018 - 10:35 AM

These stories of meaningful participation in developing the fisheries sector affirm the need for gender equality

Sereno's 'hugot' for Women’s Month: She took the lonely road

Mar 07, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno pays tribute to the late justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, who voiced 'her dissent against authoritarianism,' but can very well be alluding to herself as well

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks a forum during 'Laban ng Kababaihan, Laban ng Bayan', at St. Scholastica College in Manila for celebration of International Women's day on March 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LOOK: These Barbies are inspired by iconic real-life women

Mar 07, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Kids can now play with Barbies that look like Frida Kahlo, Patty Jenkins, and Amelia Earhart – just in time for International Women's Month

Sereno hints at opposition to Charter Change

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno rallies support for the constitutional bodies facing threats of either abolition or dilution under Cha-Cha proposals

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks a forum during 'Laban ng Kababaihan, Laban ng Bayan', at St. Scholastica College in Manila for celebration of International Women's day on March 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/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

Women's month: Making change work for women

Mar 01, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Here are the events and activities you should watch out for to join in the month-long celebration of women

To my #SHEro: My mother who taught me beauty

Mar 21, 2015 - 7:11 PM

I am sure that the reason I avoided body shame issues as a teenager was that I had internalized a childhood of her telling me that I was wonderful just as I was

4 Filipinas to watch

Mar 30, 2013 - 2:11 PM

Here are 4 women leading their own revolutions toward social change

REVOLUTIONARIES. Chely Esguerra, Jen Horn, Alex Eduque and Cherrie Atilano are making social waves

Women and art: You Have Every Right

Mar 06, 2013 - 6:21 PM

This latest exhibit at the Ateneo Art Gallery brings together a diverse and compelling blend of women voices

A REMINDER. Today, women do more; yet they still need to be reminded of their right to be heard. All photos by Nikka Santos