Women and Labor Groups to Gender Ombud: Investigate PhilHealth’s Commodification of Woman for Official’s Birthday

Today, November 23, eight groups of women and labor organizations trooped to the Commission on Human Rights Commission on Human Rights (CHR), to file a complaint of discrimination and violation of women’s rights under the Magna Carta of Women against PhilHealth Regional Vice President Paolo Johann Perez and regional office Read more…

Call for applications: Imagine a Feminist Internet Southeast Asia Workshop

Can you imagine a feminist internet? The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and EMPOWER-Malaysia, with the support of Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will be holding the a three-day collaborative workshop on Imagine a Feminist Internet in Southeast Asia+ (IFI-SEA+) that will take Read more…

This Day in #Herstory: 18 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence begins

  Since 1991, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence has been held every year from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of violence against women, to December 10, Human Rights day. In the Philippines, the campaign runs until December 12. Proclamation No. 1172 declares November 25 Read more…

Workshop on a Gender-Responsive National Broadband Plan

In June 2017, the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was launched after a series of consultations with various stakeholders. The NBP’s goal was to develop recommendations to address longstanding issues surrounding Philippine Internet. However, FMA is of the opinion that NBP should be gender-responsive, i.e., it should also consider the needs Read more…

PH Launch of Digital Gender Report Card: Measuring Progress, Driving Action

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have transformed the way people communicate and relate with each other. ICTs have provided opportunities for women to express and assert their rights and identities, access important information that may contribute to their empowerment, and the development of the communities they belong in. However, a Read more…