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[OPINION] Honoring the predecessors of the #HijaAko movement

Jul 13, 2020 - 3:29 PM

'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'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] If you want to empower women, pay them for their work

Jul 11, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'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'

[OPINION] Being gay in an all-girl Catholic school

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:41 PM

'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'

Over half of women in PH, 4 other countries doing more household work due to pandemic

Jun 20, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Oxfam Philippines calls on fathers and men in households to step up by devoting at least 50 minutes every day to domestic chores

LABOR. In many parts of the Philippines, taking care of children and the elderly, as well as doing household chores, is seen as women's tasks. Photo by John Regala/Oxfam

[PODCAST] Making Space: Achieving equality for women in the workplace

Apr 01, 2020 - 3:56 PM

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.

PH ranks first in Asia for gender diversity in the workforce – report

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:14 PM

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.

U.S. museum targets gender gap by acquiring only works by women

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:25 AM

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

[OPINION] I won’t wear KNPP clothing’s lewd shirts

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:42 AM

'If clothes reflect who we are, then what does it mean when we wear a shirt with a vulva?'

Philippines drops to No. 16 in Gender Gap Report 2020

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The World Economic Forum notes a considerable widening of the political empowerment gap in the Philippines

FEMALE WORKERS. Female laborers in the Philippines have long struggled for fair practice. File photo from AFP

Gender workplace equality 257 years away – WEF

Dec 17, 2019 - 12:59 PM

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

A Lebanese woman poses with her face painted with a red hand as she takes part in a march in Beirut on 07 December, 2019. The NGO Abaad joined forces with different feminist groups to help break the silence around crimes of harassment and sexual assault. ABAAD is an independent civil association that aims to achieve gender equality in the MENA region. (Photo credit should read "PATRICK BAZ/ABAAD/AFP-Services") PATRICK BAZ / ABAAD / AFP-Services

[OPINION] Why we fail as queer activists

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:36 PM

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.

#RespetoNaman movement launches campaign vs gender-based violence

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The #RespetoNaman anniversary commemoration features an 18-day campaign to end violence against women by further educating Filipinos on gender-based violence issues

ENOUGH: SPARK! Executive Director Maica Teves announces #RespetoNaman’s 18-day campaign to end violence against women as part of the movement’s first anniversary of advocating for gender equality. Photo by Bianca Arreola

House bill seeks to protect husbands, same-sex partners from domestic abuse

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004

[OPINION] It's not a cockfight between farmers and queers

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:24 AM

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?

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] G7 to discuss how to make gender inequality history

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

‘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’

U.S. women footballers' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

Aug 20, 2019 - 1:58 PM

'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

ON THE MOVE. US women's football star Megan Rapinoe and her team dedicate their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup win to their fight for equal pay. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

What is QC's ordinance against LGBTQ+ discrimination all about?

Aug 14, 2019 - 8:41 PM

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.

[OPINION] A prayerful Congress

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Podiums will become pulpits

Despite rain, thousands march for equality in Manila's Pride parade

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:55 PM

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'

2019 PRIDE MARCH. Thousands turn up for the Metro Manila Pride March and Festival at the Marikina Sports Center Marikina City on June 29, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

[ANALYSIS] Sodom, Gomorrah, and the fate of gender equality

Jun 25, 2019 - 8:04 PM

At the heart of the resistance is the moral conviction that to be queer is not only strange, it is evil

Canadian PM Trudeau says gender equality 'under attack'

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:23 PM

'Individuals and interest groups are trying to roll back women's rights,' Justin Trudeau says without giving names

GENDER EQUALITY. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the closing ceremony marking the conclusion of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on June 3, 2019. Photo by Andrew Meade/AFP

[OPINION] Why we need to stop excusing boys for being boys

Jun 02, 2019 - 1:15 PM

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

Gender equality advocates to launch campaign to end violence against LGBTQ+

May 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

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

Actress Michelle Williams pushes for pay equality

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:42 AM

'If it was like this for me, a white woman in a glamorized industry, how were my sisters suffering across their profession?' says Michelle

Equality at work leads to business growth, innovation – report

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The mindset to innovate in the workplace is similar among employees, regardless of age and gender, according to an Accenture report

EQUALITY. Innovation at work is high at firms where there is a culture of equality, a 2019 report of Accenture revealed. Image from Shutterstock

[OPINION] This is what we want for our women

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:24 PM

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

Gender parity at work only possible if men do more at home – U.N.

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:13 AM

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

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

Myanmar’s first LGBT pride boat parade sets sail

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:45 AM

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

PRIDE. Members of the Myanmar's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community sit while they take part in the Yangon Pride festival in Yangon on January 26, 2019. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

House OKs bill criminalizing catcalling, street harassment

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:06 PM

The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers back a bill that would punish catcalling and other forms of street and online harassment. Illustration by Rappler

[OPINION] Women in legislature: Do they really matter?

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Let's do away with the stereotype that women will never be as good as men in the political arena

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

El Salvador posts highest rate of women murdered in Latin America

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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

[ANALYSIS] Women, women, women in economics: Where are you?

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We need to eliminate barriers to women in economics from entry level to leadership roles

How to end misogyny: A call to real action for news organizations

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:23 AM

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: Women publishing books for women

May 19, 2018 - 4:27 PM

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

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

Ateneo de Manila sets up all-gender restrooms in Loyola Schools campus

Mar 24, 2018 - 10:59 PM

This is in line with efforts 'to create an environment of inclusivity,' says the Office of the Associate Dean for Student and Administrative Services

INFOGRAPHIC: How companies can unlock gender equality in the workplace

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM

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.

Change in company culture is key to gender equality in the workplace – study

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:43 PM

'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

Robredo: PH leaders' words make gender discrimination worse

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:37 PM

'This is what the youth see and hear. So the notion that women are not equal to men is reinforced,' says the Vice President

GENDER EQUALITY. The Vice President talks about the fight for gender equality in the context of today's politics. File photo by OVP

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

Are beauty pageants sexist or a celebration of femininity?

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one

The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits?

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women

Robredo urges men to speak up vs misogyny, bigotry

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says society needs 'evolved, kind, brave' men who are willing to help empower women

Photo by OVP

Only 5 countries close gender gap in education, health – WEF

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment

HEALTH ACCESS. A total of 34 out of 144 countries studied by the World Economic Forum have closed the gender gap on health and survival. Photo by Shutterstock

Global gender gap widened for the first time in a decade – report

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:15 AM

68% of the world’s gender gap has been closed in 2016, says the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report

GENDER GAP. The 2017 Global Gender Gap report says the world has closed 68% of the gender parity gap.

PH slides to 10th spot of Global Gender Gap report for 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Despite the drop, the Philippines remains the most gender equal country in Asia

GENDER GAP. Philippines remains to be in the top 10 most gender equal countries in the world.

Norway moves to pay equality for women's, men's football teams

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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

EQUALITY. In keeping with Norway's reputation as one of the world's most gender equal nations, a new agreement has been brokered between the Norwegian football federation and the players' association (Niso) that sees the former almost double the amount given to the women's team. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP