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[OPINION] Gender equality in a post-pandemic world

May 13, 2020 - 1:09 PM

'A society that is open to see past the great gender divide and choose leaders based on their moral and professional record will tremendously benefit from it'

SPARK! Philippines to hold mental health talk series on women, LGBTQ+

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:26 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The series is specifically targeted towards women and the LGBTQ+ community who have suffered from mental health issues due to social factors

#BilangBabae: Roundtable discussion on women and the elections

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Watch the roundtable discussion on reporting women and the elections on Monday, March 18

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

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

House approves bill punishing more acts of job discrimination vs women

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:05 PM

House Bill No. 6769 seeks to penalize those who would favor male over female employees in the assignment of duties in the workplace

NO TO WOMEN DISCRIMINATION. Lawmakers are backing a bill that would increase prohibited discriminatory acts against women in the workplace.

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'The role of legislation in this case is to rip away the protective veil of sexual discrimination,' says Labor and employment committee chair Randolph Ting, who sponsors the bill on second reading

GENDER EQUALITY. Lawmakers want to expand the discriminatory acts against women in the workplace that would be subject to penalties. Photo by AFP

[OPINION] In defense of mothers and others

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Don't be fooled. Benevolent sexism lives on in silence and maintains the harm.

Swipe right for equality: Is Bumble really empowering women?

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:15 AM

On the dating app, women are required to message matches first. But is it as 'feminist' as it claims?

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

What I've learned from the 'She Talks Asia' forum

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Yes, we have made steps in the right direction, but there's still a lot to be done when it comes to women's rights

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

Closing the gender gap in economic opportunities

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Filipinas are not just outnumbered by their male counterparts in the labor force; a bigger share of employed women in the country work in jobs lacking decent working conditions

Leni Robredo on Duterte's 'tasteless remarks'

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Many were bothered and offended by it As we all rightly should says the Vice President a day after President Duterte teased her about her short skirts

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school

May 20, 2016 - 1:07 PM

For many women and girls in developing countries menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing

LP women: Punish party mates behind lewd gimmick

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:53 PM

This has never been and will never be consistent with the values of the Liberal Party say Representatives Henedina Abad Josephine Sato and Kaka Bag ao

PARTY PERFORMANCE. Members of female group Playgirls dance at the birthday party of Laguna 4th District Representative Benjamin Agarao. Photo from the Playgirls Facebook page

Roxas disowns lewd dance, tells LP to avoid gimmicks

Oct 02, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The administration standard bearer says he will not tolerate in any aspect of the campaign this sort of abuse of women

That girl who 'woke up like this' on Instagram? She didn't really

Sep 28, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Here s the problem with the cool girls who set unrealistic standards of success and beauty

Why do we have to be ashamed of menstruation?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

The author takes the first step in removing the stigma attached with the natural process of menstruation by talking about it

Eight Malala shooting suspects acquitted

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:33 PM

A senior security official in Mingora insists the court had sentenced all 10 men to life imprisonment accusing the police of lying

[Bodymind] Shoemart, Bench, and me

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The message on the Shoemart shirts endorses a criminal act I hope protests continue till they really do something substantial and not just the bare minimum to make the controversy go away

#WhipIt Voice: Your opinion matters

Apr 09, 2014 - 6:41 PM

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Are working women really empowered?

Mar 30, 2014 - 9:50 AM

Rappler s forum on gender and job security shows that women from different sectors continue to experience discrimination and abuse in the workplace

WOMEN WHO WORK IT. 5 panelists comprised of NGO and government officials lead the forum on gender bias in the workplace.

#WHIPIT: Can women have it all?

Nov 27, 2013 - 2:41 PM

A Metro Manila wide survey commissioned by Rappler and Pantene paints a fairly liberated view of women but also shows certain prejudices against them

India sex crime laws not tough enough – UN rapporteur

May 01, 2013 - 10:45 PM

India s new sex crime laws do not go far enough to protect women or tackle gender inequality says the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women