Rappler's latest stories on Empowerment
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] If you want to empower women, pay them for their work
'When brands use feminism and its ideals of equality, it needs to go beyond cherry picking the easy and trendy aspects of it like empowerment'
[PODCAST] Making Space: Achieving equality for women in the workplace
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
Wushu wonder Agatha Wong shares her tips to people struggling with discrimination, body image, bashers, and failure
Who run the world? 4 women winning in media and entertainment
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
Rappler Hustle shares the stories of women who have made a name for themselves in finance, game development, physics, and tech
ROUNDTABLE: Women take charge in the House of Representatives
On Thursday, March 12, join our discussion about the crucial role female leaders play in Philippine politics
#HustleEveryday: Ways to support Women's Month in the office
There are various ways your workplace can show solidarity with Women's Month. Here are some examples.
These modern Filipinas share why women should believe they are #ConditionedforGreater
Cream Silk partnered with Edukasyon.ph to help Filipinas take the next step towards greatness through free online courses
[LIVE] Int’l Forum on Lawfare: Weaponizing the Law vs Democratic Dissent
Understanding 'lawfare' and unpacking the stories and experiences against the weaponization of the law are among the topics to be discussed at the Manila leg of the international forum, to be held at De La Salle University on February 21
WATCH: This Filipina beauty queen champions women empowerment, gender quality
Resham Saeed, the Philippines' representative to Miss Supranational 2019, wants to be an inspiration to young girls
#RespetoNaman movement launches campaign vs gender-based violence
The #RespetoNaman anniversary commemoration features an 18-day campaign to end violence against women by further educating Filipinos on gender-based violence issues
These women are not just wives
We should report on them as persons with their own accomplishments
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Girls feel invisible in the media
It’s time to rewrite their story, and here are recommended children’s books to help do that
Women's org launches pledge site for girl empowerment
Teen pregnancy and mental health seminars, sports clubs, and capacity-building workshops are among the initiatives the public can pledge funds to
Pond’s launches community of women that encourages fellow women to face their hesitations and #SeeWhatHappens
Pond’s girls Kathryn Bernardo, Heart Evangelista, Nadine Lustre, Gabbi Garcia, and Ylona Garcia are a part of it
#2030Now: #RespetoNaman campaign hopes to shine a light on gender-based violence
'This campaign is not just about women.... It's about the entire nation. It's about calling for respect in so many different ways,' says SPARK! Program Manager Kassandra Barnes
#2030Now: This is how you give women real political and social power
Oxfam Pilipinas’ SHE projects envisions ‘a world where consent is valued, pleasure is acceptable, and sexual health and satisfaction are achieved’
Meet 'Mariang Pulis': Philippines' first all-women police station in Siquijor town
Siquijor top cop Colonel Angela Rejano says the all-women police station in Maria town 'signals the time to move forward' in strengthening the role of women in Philippine law enforcement
In 'Ms Monopoly,' women make more money than men
The latest update of the classic board game features 'Ms Monopoly,' an advocate who invests in female entrepreneurs
Emily Ratajkowski bares body hair, pens essay on women's right to choose
'Women should be able to represent themselves however they want,' writes the model
For the directors of ‘Malamaya,’ sex is empowerment
First-time directors Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez bring a sexually-charged film that speaks of women empowerment
LIPAD Pinay: Women uplifting women through micro-entrepreneurship
Since its launch in 2017, LIPAD Pinay has engaged over 50 barangay leaders and empowered 160 women micro-entrepreneurs
Advocates call for women empowerment in disaster response
In the 1st National Womenitarian Summit, advocates emphasize how communities thrive when women are empowered to actively participate in decision-making
Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Changes, what's next?
Asia is the next market for the beauty pageant industry
Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Empowerment or objectification of women?
Filipinos love pageantry and the wins are coming in
Opposition coalition, Isidro Lapeña, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap
Watch Rappler’s evening wRap with Ralf Rivas
Swipe right for equality: Is Bumble really empowering women?
On the dating app, women are required to message matches first. But is it as 'feminist' as it claims?
[OPINION] Women and violent extremism
By empowering women, we, in turn, empower their communities and change the dynamics of these spaces, leading to the promotion of peace, tolerance, and respect
PH leads Asia Pacific on gender equality in work
By reinforcing opportunities for higher-income women and extending them to poorer women, the Philippines could add $40 billion to its annual GDP in 2025
Japan MP under fire for saying single women a 'state burden'
The lawmaker later retracts his remarks
What I've learned from the 'She Talks Asia' forum
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
From the screen to behind-the-scenes, women rule the TV industry
Rappler Talk Sports: Airess Padda on women empowerment in volleyball
Being the only woman head coach among the schools in the UAAP, Padda will be dropping by the Rappler office to talk about how her role in PH sports can empower and inspire women, especially in volleyball
Change in company culture is key to gender equality in the workplace – study
'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
‘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
Time's Up leader to head Grammy effort on women
Tina Tchen, a chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama is named to head the effort after controversy over women's low representation at the music industry's latest awards
Are beauty pageants sexist or a celebration of femininity?
Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one
The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits?
Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women
‘Posisyon o paninindigan?’: Robredo's most memorable quotes in 2017
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
'Feminism' is US dictionary 'Word of the Year'
Merriam-Webster bestows the 'Word of the Year' honor on the word or term with the sharpest spike in look-ups over the previous year.
Ivanka Trump a 'rockstar' in India, despite criticism
US President Donald Trump's eldest daughter steals the show at the summit in Hyderabad, where Indian officials fete the 36-year-old presidential adviser with a grand reception usually reserved for heads of state
Civic groups offer 10 recommendations to make ASEAN inclusive
ASEAN civil society groups say that the protection of human rights in the region is 'inadequate'
Suu Kyi pushes for more women in top business roles
(UPDATED) But critics call Myanmar's de facto leader a hypocrite, amid sordid accounts of Rohingya women being raped in Myanmar
Robredo urges men to speak up vs misogyny, bigotry
Vice President Leni Robredo says society needs 'evolved, kind, brave' men who are willing to help empower women
Survivors of abuse empowered through self-defense lessons
More than 70 girls from Marillac Hills, a DSWD shelter for abused women and children, and Barangay Old Balara learn basic self defense
WATCH: She For She Women's Forum
The French embassy in Manila organizes a forum for women Watch it on Rappler
LGBTQ activists: We are tolerated but not accepted in the Philippines
The LGBTQ community says there is a lack of protections for them in schools and workplaces and stereotypes against them persist
Feminists slam Duterte, Pia Cayetano for 'enabling' misogyny
We cannot allow women who pretend to be for women and then enable misogynists in positions of power Hello Pia Cayetano and hello other women’s groups that are in alliance with this President says Meggan Evangelista of Babaylanes Incorporated
The role of social media in women empowerment
Social media has swiftly and widely spread feminism ideologies Hashtags and online campaigns have given women around the world a voice Social media has shed light on women’s issues not covered by mainstream media