“The Magna Carta of Women is a Human Rights Law that seeks to eliminate the discrimination of Filipino women especially those in marginalized sectors of society. The law was signed into law by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009. Source: GMA News
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This article was written by Lila Ramos Shahani and published at philstar.com on March 2, 2015. “Women make up over half of our population. Their contribution to society has been incalculable, but disparities clearly remain between the fulfillment of their needs, on the one hand, and the services and protections afforded them by the state,… Read More Engendering Development: the Status of Women in the Philippines
Featured image is from 416 Lit. There are 4 types of oppression that directly affect women according to Suzanna Weiss in her article in Bustle.com published in 2 December 2015. These experiences disproportionately affect women due to their gender: Ageism According to Weiss, 19 percent of women ages 29 to 31 were called back, compared… Read More What is Oppression?
“The movement was given the name ‘feminism’ because it focuses on the gender inequality issues that impact women. Just like any other civil rights category, feminism is a term used to show that one supports women’s equality and wants to address the serious amount of gender discrepancies they face daily. It does not take away… Read More Feminism Defined From Egalitarianism and Humanism
Women’s Empowerment Principles (from UN Women) Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination. Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all women and men workers. Promote education, training, and professional development for women. Implement enterprise development, supply chain… Read More Women Empowerment Principles
“1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that… Read More One Billion Rising 2017