philippines

  • Duterte’s precarious pivot

    The Philippines has been under a heavy spotlight in the past few months. Unfortunately, the attention does not correlate with positive news. Since Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency on 30 June 2016, politics and the lack of rule of law and justice in the Philippines have become increasingly perturbing....
  • 4Rs to End Street Harassment of Women

    How many times does a woman get harassed on the street waking home, or in her school or in a bus or train? How many times does she get cat called just by passing a construction site, even if it is in the center of the city? How many...
  • International Law Comes to Manila

    MANILA – Early last month, it was reported that the United Nations said that Manila’s local policies harm women’s reproductive health (RH) rights. In April 2015, the UN Committee on the Convention of the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) released findings on its inquiry on Manila’s Executive Orders...
  • VAW: A Comprehensive Approach

    Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence – yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly...
  • Philippines post Haiyan: Gardening as a Tool of Social Impact

    In Leyte, Philippines, hundreds of people live in barrack like bunk-houses made of woven bamboo. These are the millions of residents who have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, in November 2013, which caused a fatality rate above 5,000 and according to the Government of the Philippine’s Disaster Response Operations...
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