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Students slam HOR passage of death penalty bill

BAGUIO CITY – A protest action was held in the University of the Philippines – Baguio (UPB) last March 7 to express the students’ dismay over the ongoing cases of state-perpetrated violence, in light with the decision of the House of Representatives to reinstate the death penalty.

Cagayan raises peace, women’s rights

By GABRIELA-CAGAYAN VALLEY (PR) TUGUEGARAO CITY — In celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD), the Gabriela Women’s Alliance and its …

Statements: Ipaglaban ang trabaho, lupa, katarungan at kapayapaan

Tatak ng kasaysayan ng Marso 8 ang militanteng pagtindig ng kababaihan laban sa pagsasamantala. Iniluwal ito ng paglaban ng manggagawang kababaihan para sa karapatan sa walong (8) oras na trabaho, maayos na kalagayan sa paggawa, sapat na sahod at laban sa child labor.

Weekly Reflections: A woman named Maria

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is time for us to remember the more than a hundred women who were burned to death in New York City many years ago and to promise that never again women would be treated this way. Women were hired to work in a garment factory in that American city and the owner had to padlock them inside the factory for fear that they might steal. Unfortunately, there was a fire and the women workers inside were mercilessly turned into ashes.

Economic condition breeds VAWC — NDFP

BAGUIO CITY — In response to a comment that some women are willing prostitutes, Connie Ledesma said that no woman will enter into prostitution just because she loves to be prostituted.

UP Baguio starts campaign vs VAW

BAGUIO CITY — University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) – University Student Council (USC) Gender Desk, and UPB Kasarian formally started the 18-day campaign to end violence against women last November 25, 2016 at the University of the Philippines Baguio.

Women’s Front: Break the culture of silence towards social justice & peace

As the world observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), we call on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his administration to take and implement all necessary measures for the protection of women and children from any form of abuse, to end human rights violations, and pursue peace based on justice.

Women’s Front: Change, still illusive for indigenous women

In the past months, we have seen President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration take unprecedented actions that will help realize what he has outlined in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), in terms of policies and programs beneficial to the people. We have also seen him declare pronouncements that, when translated into action, will positively affect the masa.

Women’s Front: Justice for victims 0f child abuse in Sagada

There are not enough words to really express our outrage over a series of acts of lasciviousness and sexual abuse committed against our children here in Sagada. As mothers, it is agonizing to learn that our children fell victim to such an atrocious crime.