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'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'
Sister sorority UP Stella Juris says there is 'no place to justify nor tolerate any malicious conduct...allegedly committed by certain individuals who were identified as members of UP Scintilla Juris fraternity.'
New research shows that managers who believe gender discrimination is a 'thing of the past' actually showed bias against women by suggesting a female job candidate be paid 8% less than a man
The University of Asia and the Pacific encourages victims of sexual harassment to come forward and file complaints with the Office of Student Mentoring, Guidance and Counseling
Students and alumni from different institutions who experienced alleged sexual misconduct from teachers want their voices and pleas for justice to be heard
'In congregations around the Philippines, women are enjoined to be submissive to their husbands. The Filipino translation is more forceful: magpasakop sa asawa.'
The now-deleted post implied Senator Risa Hontiveros should be sexually harassed by prisoners to change her mindset that men should be taught not to rape
Many on social media join Frankie Pangilinan in condemning the thinking that women's outfits are to blame for sexual assault
'Kayo naman mga ghErlsz, wag kayo magsuot ng pagkaikli-ikling damit at pag naman nabastos ay magsusumbong din sa amin,' says a now-deleted Facebook post of a police station in Quezon Province
'By default, women are more likely to be in poorly paid jobs at the lowest ends of value chains without a chance at education or building skills. With a looming global depression, they are likely to be the first fired and last re-hired.'
'Katherine was refused admission and care by 6 hospitals. She was declared dead on arrival by the time she arrived at the seventh hospital.'
The new regulations lay out a method for cross-examining the accuser. This approach has previously been deemed too traumatizing for presumed victims.
'If you are a neighbor and you hear something that you gauge to be danger, then you have to call the authorities immediately'
'Plans and programs to address this pandemic should be evidence-based and sensitive to culture, conflict, and context'
El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world
'One report finds that women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster compared to men, and prevailing traditional gender roles seem to be the culprit'
'Telling women not to dress a certain way, drink too much, or walk in a dark alley alone at night is just pointless'
In Pakistani society, women are shot, stabbed, stoned, set alight, and strangled for damaging a family's 'honor'
'How a society treats the female half of its population is a significant indicator of how it will treat others. Even in peaceful societies, many women are in deadly danger in their own homes.'
One of the report's most chilling findings: 28% of people believe it is okay for a man to beat his wife
Menstruating women students must stay in an isolated basement area and keep away from the kitchen and the place of worship
'This is important because there are cases where the girl concerned doesn't realize she is pregnant in the first 5 months and has to go to court,' says senior minister Prakash Javadekar
Poverty has a female face. Women shoulder almost all of the unpaid care work and are hit worst when decent public services are hard to access.
The rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity
'A woman has to want [a child] for herself.... Otherwise, how horrible it would be to bring forth a child into the world only to regret it,' says Lot Ramirez
(UPDATED) The financial commitment puts Canada on the map as the world's leading donor to comprehensive sexual reproductive health rights
(UPDATED) In an 'unprecedented coming together of women,' advocates will gather for a united women's action against misogyny on March 8 at La Madre Filipina Statue in Rizal Park, Manila
Critics argue that Absher, a free app, enables abuse against Saudi Arabian women and girls by allowing men to track their movements
(3rd UPDATE) Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she is trying to flee her family, who subjected her to physical and psychological abuse
Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic-Lesandric's emotional account of an agonizing treatment she received after a miscarriage leads other women to speak up, too
In the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, an investigative piece on abortion triggers a slew of surprising emails
Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting
Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients
Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves
In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online
'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement
Women's rights group Oriang says poor women suffer the most under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law
Those arrested are facing accusations such as making 'suspicious contact with foreign parties', providing financial support to 'hostile elements abroad', and recruiting government workers
The manifesto reads: 'The members of this list publicly pledge not to participate as speakers in any academic event or round table of more than two speakers where there is not at least one woman as an expert'
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban
'Filipinas may be facing tumultuous times, but this is also our time to shine,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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.
'You have to be prepared to persevere over a very long period of time,' says former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark
'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
‘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
On the second day of Women's Month, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque insists, 'The President does not promote violence against women'
Twice as many women are on track to run for Congress in 2018 compared to 2016
Emma asks our columnists if it's time for her to leave her abusive husband
'I'm calling on you to fight against this source of suffering including legislation and a culture that rejects every type of violence'
Vice President Leni Robredo has so far refused to become opposition leader, but this past year she has made strong statements against policies of the Duterte administration