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'We should recognize that the #HijaAko Movement is not merely a Filipinized incarnation of the #MeToo Movement, because it is organically built upon the pioneering initiatives of early activists...the comfort women'
El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world
'Telling women not to dress a certain way, drink too much, or walk in a dark alley alone at night is just pointless'
In Pakistani society, women are shot, stabbed, stoned, set alight, and strangled for damaging a family's 'honor'
'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'
One of the report's most chilling findings: 28% of people believe it is okay for a man to beat his wife
On International Women's Day, Filipinas band together to call for empowerment
PRESS RELEASE: The event features women creators who will sell and showcase their books, zines, stickers, illustrations, comics, and accessories, and meet their readers
PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on October 16 at Jerome's Bar, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
Does benevolent sexism always undermine women? It might depend on context.
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This week, Leloy Claudio talks about the reasons why men and women should embrace feminism
The President is never going to change. Sexism, for him, is a default. It's time for us to recognize, if we haven't already, that this country has put machismo in power. But we can change this.
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Darlyn Ty and her team are helping women achieve their goals and break gender roles
Being the father of the nation has not changed President Rodrigo Duterte when it comes to using misogynistic language
Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one
Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women
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.
This kind of emotional blackmail removes women s agency
Many Muslim women and men have fought for liberation justice and freedom but some still question if feminism and Islam are aligned
The French embassy in Manila organizes a forum for women Watch it on Rappler
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
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
Sometimes it is about collaboration rather than leading Sometimes it is about following and encouraging others to follow as well says Vice President Leni Robredo
This is what a man like you needs A man like you who doesn t know how to act when faced with a woman with a mind of her own and achievements that surpass your own
Indonesia s first congress of female clerics or ulama was held in Cirebon West Java with attendees discussing several controversial topics
While we try to lead lives as a modern Filipino woman reality is that even our President says things that do not respect women How can we act in a society that perpetuates and tolerates this? asks the girl
One of the Women s March organizers gives tips on how to stay involved and how to keep the momentum going in your daily lives
The more we bring down other women the longer it will take until we get the equality we desire
Management consultant Irfan Prawiradinata accused the Indonesian Women s March of copycatting the American movement and questioned its purpose before later apologizing
Creative posters high spirits song and dance made up Indonesia s women s march which advocated for gender equality
Participants dressed in purple and pink carried posters proudly declaring themselves feminists decrying sexual abuse and violence against women and calling for an end to gender discrimination
Indonesia is ahead of nearby nations like Singapore Laos and Cambodia in the ratio of women to men in the STEM workplace – and is only poised to welcome more women into the industry
The Global Meeting taking place from November 30 to December 2 in Deauville France will host more than 1 250 delegates from more than 70 countries
There is this persistent notion that getting hitched is an achievement It s not and here s why
The more inclusive governance becomes the more empowered citizens feel the less we need despots and celebrated heroes also says the Vice President
I refuse to be blamed for and be put down because of my sexual activities The consent I ve given in the past were of my own accord I refuse to feel ashamed just because others can’t understand
I am a sexual violence survivor myself and it took me years to finally realize that what happened to me was wrong and that it was not my fault
She blacked out from alcohol and woke up in her hotel room the next morning with blood everywhere
The social network says sorry after initially telling an event organizer that the image of the model violated advertising guidelines
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
Artist Nikki Luna s shirts aren t your typical statement shirts They invite action as well as reaction
It s time to unlearn patriarchy We should never call a home at peace when there is no democracy inside the house
The underlying message is still the same: that a woman must be sexy to be heard above the media noise – even when she is talking about feminism
UPDATED For US First Lady Michelle Obama it s also about attitude and beliefs It s about whether parents think their daughters are worthy of an education as their son
Women and the many decent men who advocate for gender equality need to demand for the dismantling of the machismo that pervades our politics
We need to end the gender system and that means our feminist goals are inextricably linked to LGBT liberation