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Kyrgyz police detain dozens at Women's Day march

Mar 08, 2020 - 8:29 PM

A police chief says the women were detained 'for violation of public order'

Global rallies for International Women's Day despite virus fears

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:19 PM

(UPDATED) Marches take place in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, while women rally in ultra-conservative Pakistan demanding 'freedom'

WOMEN'S DAY. Veiled female supporters of Pakistani Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) carry placards and banners as they march during a rally to mark the International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2020. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Filipinas sit-in to stop traffic, claim spaces on Int’l Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2020 - 4:18 PM

More than 300 women gather and block roads as they symbolically push back against narrowing political spaces

WOMEN OCCUPY SPACE. Members of the World March for Women along with other women organizations and support groups staged a flash mob dance at the corner of Scout Tobias in Quezon City on March 8, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Poe to legislators: 'Make laws enabling women to achieve more'

Mar 08, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'It is incumbent on those of us who have succeeded in our careers, to help pave the way for others to follow,' says Senator Grace Poe

WOMEN 2020. Senator Grace Poe speaks at the International Women's Day event organized by Spark! Philippines on March 5, 2020. Photo from Office of Senator Grace Poe

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

#Women2020 summit celebrates Filipina changemakers of the next decade

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Press release: The summit aims to spark conversations on the intersectional issues that women in the Philippines and Asia are facing

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

The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Catriona Gray's open letter on International Women's Day: Get tested for HIV/AIDS

Mar 09, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'HIV is just a status: it doesn’t define you as a woman, more so as a person,' says Catriona

2018 Catriona Gray pays a courtesy call to Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Maria Tan

Violence against women an 'epidemic' in PH – expert

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Sylvia Claudio, dean of the University of the Philippines' College of Social Work and Community Development, says one way to address violence against women is to start tackling the issue at home

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Data as of 2017 showed at least 1 in 20 women aged 15 to 49 said they experienced some form of sexual violence.

[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

Robredo urges women: Be fearless in fighting for what is right

Mar 08, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'This is not the time to hide behind the curtains and let fear cave us into silence,' Vice President Leni Robredo says on International Women's Day

WOMEN'S DAY. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a keynote address at the International Women's Day Summit 2019 held at Samsung Hall at SM Aura Premier in Taguig City on Friday, March 8, 2019. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Russians splurge on flowers for International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:27 AM

A legacy of the Soviet era, March 8 is widely celebrated and a public holiday in Russia.

A woman walks next to a tulip stand at a flower market set up in a luxury department store in central Moscow on March 7, 2019, a day before International Women's Day.  Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

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

The week in photos: March 3-9, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Men dismantle the symbolicly attached prosthetic arms from a replica of the Venus de Milo during an action led by Handicap International to raise awareness on the thousands of amputees worldwide in need of a prosthesis, at the Louvre-Rivoli metro station in Paris on March 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT

'Abante babae:' Thousands march to uphold women's rights

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:19 PM

The protest condemns several misogynistic acts of President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies and raises issues such as the welfare and rights of women

Various groups gather at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to commemorate International Women’s Day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pass or fail? Women journalists rate PH presidents on respect for press freedom

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Four veteran journalists recall how presidents dealt with the media after the Marcos regime

Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart call out 'Cosmo PH' for photoshopping their images

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:44 AM

The 'Riverdale' stars point out that their waists appear smaller in images posted on the Instagram account of 'Cosmopolitan Philippines'

CALL OUT. Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes slam Cosmpolitan Philippines for apparently photoshopping their images. Screenshot from

Belle de Jour founder on bringing men into the feminist conversation

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Darlyn Ty and her team are helping women achieve their goals and break gender roles

These purple kicks are inspired by women empowerment

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Keds releases limited edition sneakers for International Women’s Day

PALE IRIS. Keds' new collection is inspired by the official color of International Women's Day. Photo courtesy of Keds

Robredo: Respect for women, gender equality begin at home

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

‘We seriously need to appreciate those hands that rock the cradle and wash the dishes,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo on International Women’s Day

'RESPECT FOR WOMEN'. Vice President Leni Robredo urges parents to teach their children the value of respecting women during Procter and Gamble’s Women’s Symposium on International Women's Day, March 8, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UN body warns gender parity progress could grind to a halt

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:39 AM

According to an International Labour Organization report, for every 10 men in a job globally, only 6 women are employed

What's next for youth after walkout for democracy?

Feb 25, 2018 - 3:45 PM

After the youth-led protest last Friday, February 23, 'an even bigger protest' is lined up for March 8, International Women's Day

From UST to Morayta. Photo of students shaking hands with farmers from Eastern Samar. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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