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…

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…

This Day in #Herstory: The Creation of National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women also known as Philippine Commission on Women Today

In 1975, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 633. The Decree states that the creation of the NCRFW is borne out of a need for a body to “review, evaluate, and recommend measures, including priorities, to ensure the Read more…

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