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…

Gender & ICT

AksyonVAW! now available on Play Store

On February 23, 2016 the mobile application AksyonVAW made its debut in Google Playstore.  But what is AksyonVAW all about? Aksyon is the Filipino word for action, and VAW stands for violence against women. The app AksyonVAW is a project of the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), a non-government organisation based in Quezon City Read more…

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