The Info War Against Women in Politics: How Social Media is Weaponized Against Female Politicians, Journalists, and (Ultimately) Democracy

“They attack your physicality, your sexuality. When you are denigrated, and stripped of dignity in this way, how can you maintain your credibility?”  – Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2021, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler  Amid coronavirus lockdowns, the Internet and social media have proved to be Read more…

Gendered Disinformation: Attacking Women for Being Female, Online, and Politically Outspoken

TRIGGER WARNING: Violence, sexual abuse With nearly 74 million Internet users (67.0% of the Philippine population) and 89 million social media users (equivalent to 80.7% of the total population), information and communication technology (ICT), especially smartphones, continue to make large and lasting impacts in how Filipinos communicate, interact with one Read more…

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…

#HijaAko and what the current data map on online gender-based violence in the Philippines is telling us

Digital, mobile, and social media have become indispensable to Fiipinos’ every day lives. We are heavy engagers of online media, spending around four hours and 12 minutes on different social media platforms and ten hours and two minutes on being online. Now that the country is facing health crisis, more Read more…