November 25 marks International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Violence Against Women (VAW)

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 (IDEVAW), to December 10, Human Rights Day.  In the Philippines, the campaign runs until December 12. Proclamation No. 1172 declares November 25 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…

[PRESS RELEASE] CODE-NGO holds up PH civil society organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic and stands firm on safeguarding fundamental rights

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) remains steadfast in its commitment to support its 12 national and regional member networks during the pandemic and to safeguard fundamental rights that are challenged at the present time. In its 29th General Assembly, the coalition passed three resolutions: to monitor and address the Read more…

The complex web of ICT laws offers little protection for freedom of expression in the Philippines

Foundation for Media Alternatives in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications and the Cyrilla Collaborative is proud to share, “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report.” Developed by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, an organization that assists the civil society in the use of ICTs for empowerment, the report looks at Read more…