women in government - updates

Rappler's latest stories on women in government


ROUNDTABLE: Women take charge in the House of Representatives

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:07 PM

On Thursday, March 12, join our discussion about the crucial role female leaders play in Philippine politics

Kaka Bag-ao on speaking up against a supermajority

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:13 AM

'Hindi ibig sabihin na tatalikuran ko 'yung mga paniniwala ko,' says the Dinagat representative on taking contrary positions as a member of the supermajority

DINAGAT REP. Kaka Bag-ao considers herself a 'salaried worker' in the House of Representatives. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sarah Elago on why being young and being a dissenter matters

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'I’m still a full-time activist who just happens to be a congresswoman,' the newbie legislator tells Rappler

YOUNGEST REP. Kabataan Partylist Sarah Elago says age shouldn't be a hindrance when it comes to public service. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sharon Garin on why legislators must ‘earn their keep’

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

When she talks to Rappler, it’s not the politics and internal dynamics Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin zooms in on, but the hard work that’s seldom aired live or broadcast on primetime news

[OPINION] Much has to be done to have more elected women

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A Comelec study reveals that while election players agree that females are competent and qualified, there is less acceptance of the idea of them actually running for a public office

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte presidency to have more women leaders

May 12, 2016 - 11:04 AM

UPDATED Senator Pia Cayetano has been tasked to advise Duterte s transition committee on women leaders who can be part of the new administration

WOMEN POWER. Senator Pia Cayetano has been tapped by the Duterte camp to recommend women appointees in his administration. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

May 01, 2016 - 4:43 PM

After the second round of elections 17 women will become lawmakers in the 290 seat parliament – one more than the number of clerics which has hit an all time low

WOMEN. In this file photo, an Iranian woman fills in her ballot paper in the last minutes of voting in the parliamentary and Experts Assembly election at a polling station at Ershad Mosque in Tehran, Iran, February 26, 2016. File photo by Abedin Taherkenareh /EPA

Zipper system: How to get more women elected

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The system imposes a gender quota mandating political parties to alternate female and male candidates on candidate lists At least one party in the Philippines does this

#PHVote: Less than 20% of 2016 candidates are women

Mar 08, 2016 - 1:22 PM

In the upcoming 2016 national and local elections only 8 873 candidates are women

WOMEN. In 2016, over 80% of all national and local candidates are men.

Grace Poe to Filipino women: Be financially independent

Feb 18, 2016 - 2:55 PM

At a GoNegosyo summit the presidential bet says there is a need to empower Filipinas especially mothers who juggle their responsibilities at home and work

EMPOWERING WOMEN. Presidential candidate Grace Poe pushes for TESDA women's centers nationwide to offer vocational courses that will qualify women for job requirements in their respective regions. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Women, are your reproductive rights protected?

May 28, 2015 - 11:14 AM

On the International Day of Action for Women s Health advocates urge the Philippine government to address the country’s grave and systematic violations of women’s reproductive rights

Partnering to end violence against women

Nov 25, 2014 - 5:42 PM

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we are reminded of the horrific acts of violence against women that take place every day

Documents show Japan complicit in WWII sex slavery: activists

Jun 02, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The documents say that wartime brothels were maintained as official military facilities and that a chief military police officer used his official budget to cover up the fact that he had recruited comfort women

WARTIME SEX SLAVERY. Victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery attend a weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea on April 9, 2014 to demand Japan apologize and provide compensation to the surviving victims of the Japanese government's sex slavery during World War II. Historians say more than 200,000 women, mostly Koreans, were forced to serve as sex slaves for front-line Japanese soldiers during the war. File photo form EPA/YONHAPNEWS

India's new parliament sees few women

May 18, 2014 - 12:11 AM

Women in India have served as prime minister president and political partiy heads but politics is still mostly dominated by men

Key women in Philippine government

Mar 08, 2014 - 11:32 PM

How many women are there in the executive legislative and judicial branches of the Philippine government?