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Rappler's latest stories on gender inequality


#2030Now: This is how you give women real political and social power

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Oxfam Pilipinas’ SHE projects envisions ‘a world where consent is valued, pleasure is acceptable, and sexual health and satisfaction are achieved’

SHE. Oxfam Philippines' SHE projects seeks to empower women and girls to secure reproductive health and rights in disadvantaged and conflict-affected regions in the Philippines.
 Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Grammy task force to tackle gender inequality in music

Feb 02, 2019 - 6:09 PM

The initiative calls on artists to include at least two women in the pool of candidates they hire from

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

Gender inequality costs Africa $95B a year – UN

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

UN Development Fund director Helen Clark says African countries are not harnessing the full potential of women

epa02352077 64-year-old Gladys Bhengu prepares to carry her load of firewood collected several kilometers from her home in Inanda near Durban, South Africa, 22 September 2010. Gender equality and the provision of basic services are two of the issues under discussion at the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s national general council currently underway in Durban. EPA/JON HRUSA

Do Southeast Asia, PH have gender equality in education?

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is generally equal for boys and girls – until they reach secondary education

PARITY? Although primary education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is relatively equal for boys and girls, the gap widens when they reach secondary education

PH Commission on Women to political parties: Respect women

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The Philippine Commission on Women also commends those who expressed indignation over the lewd dance performance at the birthday celebration of a Liberal Party lawmaker

RESPECT, PROTECT WOMEN. The Philippine Commission on Women, chaired by Remedios Rikken, called on political parties to respect women following the incident at a birthday party of a lawmaker featuring sexy dancers. Photo from the Philippine Commission on Women Facebook account

The wife, the husband, and the other woman

Apr 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Where do societies lay the blame when it comes to extramarital affairs?

Beyonce, Gaga join call to tackle female poverty

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Actresses Meryl Streep Charlize Theron and Rosamund Pike also sign the petition calling on countries in the G7 summit to lift women out of poverty

FOR WOMEN. Beyonce performs on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

'Sexist' Indonesian label says washing woman's job

Mar 08, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Give this jersey to your woman IT S HER JOB reads a label inside a football shirt printed by a sports apparel company

International Women's Day: Where are women now?

Mar 08, 2015 - 2:00 AM

Do Filipino women and men have a fair playing field in terms of power labor and governance?

DevCon Summit 2014: Where are the women?

Dec 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Of all the tech jobs available how many would go to women? Among all the tech companies that were recruiting at DevCon 2014 how many of their current employees were women?

IDEASPACE. Beverly Anne Tantiansu of Ideaspace. Photo by Regina Layug Rosero.

The 'F' word

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:45 PM

How women can be their own worst enemies

GREAT EXPECTATIONS. How many hoops to women have to jump through?

'I’m gay but I’m not broken'

Jul 09, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Reparative therapy? No thank you I don’t need to be repaired I’m gay but I’m not broken

Reimagining love and pride

Jun 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Yes we need a world that loves the LGBT people – but first we need a world that knows how to love

Graphic by Jessica Lazaro/

Gay and proud in June and all year round

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

We get tired too of trying to explain our advocacy but it’s during these times that we become more determined in winning the battle against discrimination

STONEWALL RIOTS. The historic Stonewall Riots in New York inspired LGBTs and gender rights advocates around the world to finally stand up what is right. Graphic by Mara Mercado/

When two women are in love

Jun 19, 2014 - 8:00 AM

When two women are in love it s not a puzzle for you to solve or a statement needing your reaction It s simply two people who have found each other and have decided to pursue that love

Education for all by 2015? Not happening, says Unesco

Apr 10, 2014 - 1:09 PM

According to the UN agency countries still lagging behind their goals must spend more on education

[Dash of SAS] The invisible double standard

Apr 01, 2014 - 3:38 PM

How do you measure the misogyny in a benevolent wolf s clothing?

Young, pregnant and poor

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:52 AM

For poor teenage mothers life is a roller coaster ride that just goes round and round

YOUNG AND PREGNANT. How do education, poverty, and pregnancy interplay in the Philippines? Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

PH shows no improvement in HDI ranking

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:02 PM

The Philippines fails to improve its human development ranking

STILL POOR. Filipino families resort to begging on the streets. Photo by AFP