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This Day in #Herstory: The Emerging Forms of Violence against Women in the Philippines

These materials were produced by the Foundation for Media Alternatives from the Philippines as part of APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project. Attached below you can find useful materials for awareness raising and training on the subject of violence against women perpetrated through information and Read more…

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This Day in #Herstory: The Legacy of Leticia Ramos-Shahani

Since the beginning of Philippine democracy, few legislators have had as much impact on the women’s rights movement as Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani.  After earning literature degrees from Wellesley College, Columbia University, and the University of Paris, Senator Shahani joined the Division of Human Rights at the United Nations. She became Read more…

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This Day in #Herstory: Love is… Freedom from Violence

On February 14, 2013 the One Billion Rising campaign was launched globally as a global day of action, and dancing, to in protest against violence against women (For more information, see https://www.onebillionrising.org/about-one-billion-rising-2013/). It was a call for one billion women and all the men who love them to walk out of their offices, Read more…

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This Day in #Herstory: Sisters in Struggle: The Women of the Left

In June 1994, the second volume of HERsay magazine was published. HERsay was a biannual publication of the Women’s Legal Bureau, Inc. (now Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau). WLB was organized in November 1990 as a feminist legal resource non-governmental organization that offers services including legal assistance to women and women’s Read more…

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This Day in #Herstory: Courageous & Strong Women of Katipunan

Today, November 30, we celebrate Bonifacio Day. Andres Bonifacio founded the Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, or simply Katipunan or KKK — and as such he was also called the father of the Katipunan. The Katipunan, a secret revolutionary society, fought valiantly for the Philippine Independence since 1892. As Read more…

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This Day in #Herstory: Domestic violence is not just a family issue

Domestic violence is one of the major manifestations of gender-based violence in the Philippines. With unequal power relations reinforced by political, socio-cultural, and societal structures, men continue to reinforce their dominance unto women, even with the use of brute and physical force resulting to gender-based violence perpetuated in the four Read more…

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