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The week in photos: November 25-December 1, 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

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

Pope Francis takes a ride in a rickshaw during the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on December 1, 2017.Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar on November 30 for the second stage of a visit that has been overshadowed by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO

UN Women urges people to report sexual harassment cases

Nov 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Many women experience sexual harassment, from catcalling to severe sexual misconduct. Advocates say they must fight and speak up.

STOP VAW. UN Women's Chang Jordan talked to Rappler about ending sexual harassment in the Philippines.

WATCH: This museum shows the horrors of being a woman

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:28 PM

This 'experiential museum' hopes to make its visitors reflect on what they can do as individuals to fight violence against women (VAW)

Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

Bicol landmark turns orange for campaign to end violence vs women

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:42 AM

The Cagsawa Ruins in Albay take on the color of hope in support of the Orange Your Icon campaign

CAGSAWA RUINS TURNS ORANGE. Using special lighting, local authorities turn the famous Albay landmark orange in support of the campaign to fight violence against women. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

US launches app to prevent violence against Indonesian women and children

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:29 PM

The HELP mobile application offers and consolidates resources from civil society groups

HELP APP. The app has various features to help women prevent or report violence. Photo by Zachary Lee

5 #GenderIssues to ask in 2016

Jan 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Will gender equality advocates have something better to look forward to in 2016?

Dear daddy: Protect me please

Dec 27, 2015 - 8:32 AM

An unborn girl has a message for her dad Here’s what she had to say

Don't blame victims – Commission on Human Rights

Jun 02, 2015 - 4:44 PM

The CHR condemns sexual violence and victim blaming after a photo of a young abused woman made rounds online

Women, are your reproductive rights protected?

May 28, 2015 - 11:14 AM

On the International Day of Action for Women s Health advocates urge the Philippine government to address the country’s grave and systematic violations of women’s reproductive rights

Should abortion for rape victims be legalized in PH?

May 14, 2015 - 2:21 PM

The Philippines should repeal its laws that punish women and girls who have undergone abortions as a matter of public policy to save women’s lives

Busting myths on sexual abuse: Who's to blame?

Apr 25, 2015 - 1:00 PM

There is a need to shift the blame advocates say away from the victim To do this Filipino society must bust the many gender based myths on sexual abuse

Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan 'honor killing'

Apr 19, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Hundreds of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan each year through domestic violence or on the grounds of defending family honor

Getting divorced abroad: A Filipina's journey

Apr 19, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Love gradually died when I was treated like a slave and a doormat for his insecurities rancor repetitive psychological abuse and destructive criticisms

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

Protecting more women and girls through technology

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A local volunteer organization for women comes up with ways to help protect women especially during their commutes

Violence against women: Sex, power, abuse

Mar 05, 2015 - 5:05 PM

How big of a problem is violence against women in the Philippines? Why should it concern you?

OFW victim of domestic abuse turns to Facebook to find abuser

Jan 06, 2015 - 2:03 PM

A mother of two welcomes the new year with burns and bruises allegedly inflicted by her estranged husband

Filipino psychologists on Laude's death and gender-based violence

Dec 01, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Psychology professionals from all over the country highlight the grave consequences of violence on the mental health and well being of women

'No anonymous posts in crowdsourcing laws'

Jul 09, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Sen TG Guingona says he prefers that netizens not be allowed to post anonymously when commenting on bills online

FOR ACCOUNTABILITY. Sen TG Guingona says he prefers that netizens not be allowed to post anonymously when commenting on bills posted online. File photo from Guingona's Facebook page

The e-violence bill: adding digital protection

Jul 04, 2013 - 5:00 PM

What does the Electronic Violence Against Women bill seek to do for Filipinos?

ELECTRONIC VIOLENCE. Sen Nancy Binay says her E-Violence Against Women and Children bill aims to protect women and children from “the exploitative and irresponsible use of social media." File photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

One billion dancing, one billion rising

Feb 15, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Hundreds of people dance at the One Billion Rising event to protest against the abuse of women

SKYWARD. The "One Billion Rising" dance is about upliftment and hope. Photos by Franz Lopez