Women’s group in the Cordillera condemned President Rodrigo Duterte for his recent remarks on rape.
The Cordillera Women’s Education and Action Research Center (CWEARC) said President Rodrigo Duterte’s story of molesting their house help is not only “despicable” but a statement that can only come “from a sick mind.”
Matapos ang humigit tatlong buwan ng pagkakakulong, nakalaya na si Divina Erece, isang miyembro ng Amihan-Cagayan, noong ika-5 ng Disyembre.
Cagayan Valley women activists accompanied by Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas filed complaints against red-tagging at the Commission on Human Rights regional office.
In light of the recent and escalated attacks against women human rights defenders in the Philippines, Innabuyog-Gabriela is inviting everyone to join the global action in time for the International Human Rights Day on December 10.
The group also encourages everyone to endorse the appended letter urging the Philippine government to stop the attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines.
Women’s organizations from all over Cordillera gathered in Bontoc, Mountain Province on November 29 in observance of the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. They marched towards the Provincial Capitol and held a program capping the 8th Congress of Innabuyog Alliance of Womens Organizations in Cordillera (Innabuyog-Gabriela).
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples claimed 2018 “a year of terror” against indigenous communities with indigenous women targeted by state security forces for their strong political convictions to defend their homeland against corporate greed.
Today November 25, International Day to End Violence against Women and on November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, we dedicate this column to the women who have committed themselves in the struggle for social change but suffering from persecution because of their political beliefs.
After Typhoon Ompong, news on the tragic landslide, the relief and assistance from government and private institutions and the DENR’s closure order field the the airwaves. Two months after the disaster, the people of Itogon continue to face the hardships brought not only by Ompong but by the national government’s lack of comprehensive action to resolve the people’s safety and economic wellbeing. These are some of their day-to-day struggles to survive that remain unknown to the public.
A women’s training and research institution on October 30, said they recorded 56 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to have abused women since Rodrigo Duterte assumed presidency.
Reports indicate that 17 to 20 percent of Filipino adults experience mental health disorders, while 10 to 15 percent of Filipino children, within the age group of 5 to 15 suffer the same. NSO accounts mental health illnesses as the third most common forms of morbidity for Filipinos.
For those who may not know yet, Rakel is a Cordillera activist, an Ibaloi-Kankanaey from Itogon, Benguet. She hails from Ucab—a community that fiercely and successfully resisted the open pit mining of Benguet Corporation. Rakel worked closely with Cordillera communities for their right to health as the Health Program Desk Coordinator of the Community Health, Education, Services and Training in the Cordillera (CHESTCORE) in Baguio City, since 2004.