WATCH: UP athletes lead campaign to end violence against women

MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines (UP) basketball players, led by Kobe Paras and Bright Akhuetie, take on a new battle together with the UP Pep Squad. 

Collaborating to battle sexism and misogyny, these athletes lead the school’s campaign to end violence against women (VAW).

UP launched the #SafeCampusTo: UP Fight Against VAW campaign, initiated by the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), on Saturday, March 23, as part of its celebration of National Women’s Month.

The #SafeCampusTo hashtag was inspired by the Fighting Maroons’ #AtinTo battlecry.

Members of the two varsity teams were asked to craft their own messages of support, which will be used in banners that will be displayed along the UP University Avenue and the UP Academic Oval. –













Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.