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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: 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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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: Philippine Laws on Domestic Violence and Online Gender-based Violence

Domestic violence is one way in which unequal gender relations in Philippine society is manifested. It is an endemic issue that is continuously being addressed to end the normalization of a culture of violence against women. For years, the state has been spearheading legislation of anti-domestic violence laws in the Read more…

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FMA supports ACSC/APF Statement on Bogus ASEAN Forum

CIVIL SOCIETY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: ASEAN FOR WHOM?  WHY PREVENT PEOPLE FROM JOINING FORUMS TACKLING ISSUES IN ASEAN? PRESS RELEASE November 4, 2017 Contact persons: Rhoda Viajar @09178250346 (ACSC/APF2017  Media Officer) / Malu Mendoza @09328726168 (ACSC/APF2017 ICOM Team) A network of civil society groups engaging the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Read more…

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