Women's month - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Women's month


[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Dispatch from El Salvador

Apr 11, 2020 - 2:00 PM

El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world

Meet 4 women on the frontlines of PH's battle vs the coronavirus

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:55 PM

As Women's Month closes, we put the spotlight on RITM's Dr Celia Carlos, DOH's Maria Rosario Vergeire, Xavier University's Dr Analyn Asok, and PGH COVID nurse Kathlyn Valdez

How an 18-year-old STEM activist is helping close the gender and tech gap in PH

Mar 30, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Starting out as a blog, Audrey Pe's Women in Tech has evolved to become an organization putting up workshops, conferences and talks promoting STEM, and gender equality to young women all over the country

AUDREY PE. Photo from WiTech

Who run the world? 4 women winning in media and entertainment

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM

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

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Rappler Hustle shares the stories of women who have made a name for themselves in finance, game development, physics, and tech

7 women who made Philippine history

Mar 24, 2020 - 11:01 AM

In celebration of women’s month, Rappler highlights 7 Filipinas whose stories should be remembered

[ANALYSIS] Tackling the disproportionate impact of disasters on women

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:26 PM

'One report finds that women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster compared to men, and prevailing traditional gender roles seem to be the culprit'

ROUNDTABLE: Women take charge in the House of Representatives

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:07 PM

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

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:49 AM

There are various ways your workplace can show solidarity with Women's Month. Here are some examples.

Who is the Filipino? The Filipino story through documentaries

Mar 08, 2020 - 12:44 PM

In Part 2 of our podcast, we trace our long-rooted history in documentary filmmaking, how documentaries are a nation's "photo album," and the correlation between social media love and documentary consumption

These Filipinas use their passion to empower marginalized women

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Three Filipina changemakers share their inspirational journeys in making it their mission to empower women and provide them with more opportunities in the face of discrimination, violence, and gender inequality

Photos from Djonald Andrade, Atilano's Instagram account, and Rappler

Inside the Industry: Documentary filmmaking with Baby Ruth Villarama

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:09 AM

In Part 1 of our podcast with Baby Ruth Villarama, we talk about her origins as a filmmaker, telling stories from "kanto to palasyo," and why "time makes a documentary"

[OPINION] The gender power gap

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'How a society treats the female half of its population is a significant indicator of how it will treat others. Even in peaceful societies, many women are in deadly danger in their own homes.'

From a photographer's lens: Remembering strong women throughout history

Mar 07, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Sharing these photos and their personal memories is my way of honoring these remarkable women on this special occasion

PRIDE. A Filipino waves a Philippine flag at Union Square in San Francisco, California in celebration of the EDSA Revolution on February 26, 1986. Photo by Rick Rocamora

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Twitter 'titas' take over

Mar 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Who runs this episode? @mrsunlawyer, @econcepcion, at @margadeona!

[OPINION] In solidarity with our queer sisters

Mar 06, 2020 - 1:17 PM

'The more I learned about the experiences of other LGBTQ folks like me, the more I recognized that we were still different from each other'

9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women

Mar 06, 2020 - 11:36 AM

One of the report's most chilling findings: 28% of people believe it is okay for a man to beat his wife

HARD WORK. Jesmina Saguran and other Palawan indigenous women are busy building vertical support for the crawling yam vines. Photo by Keith Anthony S. Fabro/Rappler

Robredo: 'Empower one woman and she will raise others with her'

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

'This is our vision: Women rising together...chipping away at barriers together,' says Vice President Leni Robredo at an event marking Women's Month

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke about the importance of empowering women and girls as we face the new decade, during her keynote address at the SPARK! Philippines #Women2020 Summit, held Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, in Taguig City.   In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the necessary task of women helping other women, especially those in the margins of society. "The only way to be strong as women is to be strong together," she said. "When we pull each other up, when we lend each other our strength, when we each realize that it takes every one of us to hammer away at the ceiling so it may finally crash—that is when we truly succeed." (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

Netflix partners with UN Women for International Women's Day selection

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:07 AM

The list features picks from women all over the world

SELECTED BY WOMEN. Netflix partners with UN Women for a curation by different women around the world. Photo by Sam Taylor/Netflix

Asia's period problems: Olivia Cotes-James talks about a menstrual revolution

Mar 03, 2020 - 5:30 PM

The 29-year-old entrepreneur is fighting the stigma against menstrual health through LUÜNA Naturals, an all-female led team that hails itself as Asia's first period care company

Who run the world? Women ‘take over’ the House of Representatives

Mar 03, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Congresswomen take the lead during the House session to mark the start of Women's Month

WOMEN TAKEOVER. Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos Recto presiding during the House session on March 2, 2020. Screenshot from House of Representatives' Youtube account

Feminist, fashionable, and fighting for sustainability: Meet India's Anita Dongre

Mar 03, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Global fashion designer Anita Dongre is a feminist powerhouse in a male-dominated industry, set to create an environmentally sustainable company

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