Rappler's latest stories on gender equality
'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'
'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'
'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'
Oxfam Philippines calls on fathers and men in households to step up by devoting at least 50 minutes every day to domestic chores
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.
The Philippines has the most female industry leaders in Asia. But even at its best figure, women still do not make up more than a third of leadership roles across Asia.
Maryland's Baltimore Museum of Art makes a 'radical' move to boost women's participation in the arts – a decision drawing both praise and skepticism
'If clothes reflect who we are, then what does it mean when we wear a shirt with a vulva?'
The World Economic Forum notes a considerable widening of the political empowerment gap in the Philippines
While women appear to be gradually closing the gender gap in areas such as politics, health and education, workplace inequality is not expected to be erased until the year 2276, says a report by the World Economic Forum
When we are asked to imagine a transwoman or a lesbian, we tend to think of a college student or office peers. We rarely picture a gay or trans farmer, or a lesbian indigenous person.
The #RespetoNaman anniversary commemoration features an 18-day campaign to end violence against women by further educating Filipinos on gender-based violence issues
Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004
For many critics, the SOGIE Equality Bill should take a back seat to address farmers’ welfare. But should we even be pitting issues against each other?
‘We want the G7 countries to sign on [the Biarritz Partnership]…and choose one of the reforms…to champion, get it funded, and include a way to monitor progress’
'We have every confidence that these world champion athletes will get what they legally deserve – nothing less than equal pay and working conditions,' says the US women's football spokesperson
Quezon City's 'most advanced' Gender-Fair Ordinance is friendly to the LGBTQ+ community. The city is said to be the first to pass anything like it.
A Manila Pride organizer says the march 'is a human rights movement – and as such, is a call for active solidarity with other marginalized communities'
Gender equality groups clap back with facts
At the heart of the resistance is the moral conviction that to be queer is not only strange, it is evil
'Individuals and interest groups are trying to roll back women's rights,' Justin Trudeau says without giving names
It makes my blood boil to see boys sharing nudes of their classmates among themselves and having no respect whatsoever for the women in those photos
PRESS RELEASE: #EndRainbow violence is a movement that aims to increase the public's awareness on the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer rights to promote acceptance and eliminate stigma
'If it was like this for me, a white woman in a glamorized industry, how were my sisters suffering across their profession?' says Michelle
The mindset to innovate in the workplace is similar among employees, regardless of age and gender, according to an Accenture report
Much remains to be done before the Philippines can truly claim to have attained Sustainable Development Goal 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
The UN's International Labor Organization says there were a number of factors blocking equality in employment – the biggest being the heavy caregiving burden borne by women
PRESS RELEASE: The event features women creators who will sell and showcase their books, zines, stickers, illustrations, comics, and accessories, and meet their readers
Some 600 revellers party under a blazing sun as the discreet community slowly emerges into the limelight in a country where gay sex remains illegal
The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online
Let's do away with the stereotype that women will never be as good as men in the political arena
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
Femicide 'has a scope in El Salvador that is seen nowhere else in the region,' says the Gender Equality Observatory report of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
We need to eliminate barriers to women in economics from entry level to leadership roles
An epic ‘manel’, sexist jokes about breasts, and on-stage sexual harassment at the World News Congress in Portugal put the gap between acknowledging gender inequality and actually empowering women into stark relief. In response, senior international news professionals write this open letter.
Power in Her Story, a women-centered publishing house, releases its first book. 'I Love my Body,' to teach kids that they own their body. It is written by women's rights advocate Nikki Luna and illustrated by Julienne Dadivas
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
This is in line with efforts 'to create an environment of inclusivity,' says the Office of the Associate Dean for Student and Administrative Services
Socioeconomic and educational factors are not the only barriers that can hold back employees. Company cultures that do not foster diversity and equality can hold back workers as well.
'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
'This is what the youth see and hear. So the notion that women are not equal to men is reinforced,' says the Vice President
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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
Vice President Leni Robredo says society needs 'evolved, kind, brave' men who are willing to help empower women
The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment
68% of the world’s gender gap has been closed in 2016, says the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report
Despite the drop, the Philippines remains the most gender equal country in Asia
Norway's elite female footballers will now earn as much as their male counterparts when they play for the national team in a ground-breaking move for gender equality in sports