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Rappler's latest stories on Filipino women


[OPINION] Are Filipina women special?

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'In Maria Ressa’s tweet was a key to progress on gender issues – the recognition that authentic empowerment of one gender cannot exist at the expense of another'

#Women2020 summit celebrates Filipina changemakers of the next decade

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Press release: The summit aims to spark conversations on the intersectional issues that women in the Philippines and Asia are facing

Women of the Eastern Caliphate: By blood and marriage

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:28 PM

(UPDATED) Part 2: Their men fight at the frontlines, but by blood and marriage, these women played a crucial role in the Marawi siege and the establishment of an ISIS caliphate in the Philippines

Women of the Eastern Caliphate: Hiding in plain sight

Dec 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Part 1: From hapless accomplices, women are becoming willing and enthusiastic actors in jihad

Sereno and the opposition, Trump-Kim summit, PH weather | Midday wRap

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Filipino women take #BabaeAko movement from social media to the streets

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:58 AM

'Women are a force to contend with and Duterte should be careful lest he bear the brunt of their force unleashed,' says Joms Salvador of Gabriela

#BabaeAko group led by Mar Paner aka Juana Paner march to Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to join pther militant groups to celebrate “HINDIpendence” their version of Independence Day. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINYON] #BabaeAko: Ang Pagsilang

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Lagpas na sa sapat ang sexist remarks ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte upang mag-alsa ang babae. Kailan nga ba ang tamang oras para lumaban?

#BabaeAko campaign: Filipino women fight back against Duterte's misogyny

May 21, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Using the hashtag #BabaeAko, Filipino women are taking to social media to fight President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist and misogynistic behavior

PH leads Asia Pacific on gender equality in work

May 18, 2018 - 5:33 PM

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

The Philippines leads the Asia Pacific region in terms of gender equality in work, a study found. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

WATCH: She For She Women's Forum

May 18, 2017 - 8:32 AM

The French embassy in Manila organizes a forum for women Watch it on Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The brave, the women

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Check out Rick Rocamora s images of Filipino women from the market to the malls

Customer Care Assistants wait for customers at BIJINZA at Legaspi Village in Makati.

VIRAL: Terrified woman shares sexual harassment trauma in jeepney ride

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:05 PM

A woman recounts past experiences in a Facebook post in the hope that she can help others speak out against sexual harassment and rape culture

WWII Filipina spy dies at 95

Jun 23, 2016 - 5:06 PM

US Army Force Special Agent Magdalena Leones is the only Filipina and Asian female to receive the Silver Star Medal during World War II

2 young Filipinas speak up for girls' rights in Denmark

May 22, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Zamboanga City natives Rosie and Fahada strive to become the face of the figures and statistics being tossed around during the policy discussions at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen Denmark

EMPOWERED. Youth advocates Rosie and Fahada with Glee star Dianna Agron at Women Deliver in Copenhagen. Photo by Plan International Philippines

Feminism beyond the jargon

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:57 PM

To be called a feminist has become a taunt – a rabid woman an Amazon an angry female and a host of other insults The feminist cliché

Patriarchy, Manny Pacquiao and Madonna

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:30 PM

It s time to unlearn patriarchy We should never call a home at peace when there is no democracy inside the house

Mary Jane Veloso and the female victims of 'labor export'

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Mary Jane s case is an example of the miserable conditions of women and female migrants says leader of a women s group

VELOSO'S MOTHER. Celia Veloso, Mary Jane Veloso's mother, tells a group of protesters about her daughter's sufferings. All photos by Bea Orante/Rappler

From Malacañang to the streets, women are demanding better lives

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Have things really improved for Filipino women?

WOMEN'S DAY. Members of the Gabriela Alliance of Filipino Women protest the government's 'labor export policy' – which they say is putting women further under poverty – at the Mendiola Peace Arch on March 8, Women's Day. All photos by Bea Orante

How to report cases of human trafficking

Dec 28, 2015 - 4:42 PM

The deception illegal transfer and abuse of Filipinos simply looking for better opportunities in the city and abroad are realities that we cannot ignore

NATIONWIDE THREAT. The promise of better jobs via illegal recruitment usually lures victims of human trafficking. Rappler file image.

She mans the ship

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Jasmin Labarda is the first woman – and Filipino – Chief Mate of an offshore vessel that caters to the biggest oil companies in the world

PH female pilots: Small in number but steadily growing

Jul 15, 2015 - 3:06 PM

As of the first quarter of 2015 there are 25 certified aviatrixes operating planes across the Philippines records from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines show

Mary Jane writes to Filipino youth, women

Apr 26, 2015 - 4:18 PM

In her letter she discourages Filipino women from leaving the country no matter how difficult life could be

Her name is 'Circumcision': My #SHEro

Mar 10, 2015 - 10:29 PM

You don’t mess up with Nanay when she is at the height of a battle

CALL-OUT: Who is your #SHEro?

Mar 07, 2015 - 8:30 AM

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Where are the women, Pope Francis asks UST crowd

Jan 18, 2015 - 11:09 AM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Women have much to tell us in today’s society ” says Pope Francis

Pinay restaurateurs thrive amid Greek recession

Jul 25, 2014 - 3:00 PM

The difficult economic situation in Greece has not dampened business for these Filipino women s restaurants

INFOGRAPHIC: A history of migration

Jul 01, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Filipino migrants are found all over the world Ana Santos explores the economic and cultural factors that have lead us to leave the country

8 reasons Pinay beauty stands out in the world

May 17, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Filipino women redefine beauty by taking it beyond looks See if you ll agree

BEYOND BEAUTIFUL. Filipinas stand out because they bring more than good looks to the table

Antique women rising from hunger

May 02, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Stories of women who fought hunger and poverty in the aftermath of Yolanda continue to inspire

#WhipIt Voice: Your opinion matters

Apr 09, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Speak up and be proud Share with us your thoughts using WhipIt

SPEAK UP. Share your thoughts on career women. Are they empowered women?

A housewife's economic theory

Mar 24, 2014 - 11:08 AM

There is something wrong with economic theories that do not quantify and recognize that reproductive work is a crucial input or investment made every day by women

Beyond Vhong, Deniece: The issue of rape

Feb 08, 2014 - 11:51 AM

When we allow ourselves to speak about victims as if they deserve it we partake in this brand of violence against women

The women who stole

Nov 13, 2013 - 10:42 PM

They are in Cebu far away from the carnage that is left of Tacloban They will start again because they are women who have discovered they can do what they must

PH is Asia's best in closing gender gap

Oct 24, 2012 - 10:10 AM

Overall however women continue to struggle to get top jobs and salaries says the annual Global Gender Gap Report

GLOBAL. Sen Pia Cayetano in a global conference