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: Domestic violence is not just a family issue

Domestic violence is one of the major manifestations of gender-based violence in the Philippines. With unequal power relations reinforced by political, socio-cultural, and societal structures, men continue to reinforce their dominance unto women, even with the use of brute and physical force resulting to gender-based violence perpetuated in the four 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…

Women Learn The Basics

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY |  Generally, Digital Literacy is the set of competencies required for full participation in knowledge society. It includes knowledge, skills and behaviors involving the effective use of digital devices such as computer desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets for the purpose of communications, seeking job opportunity, expression, collaboration, education Read more…

Joint Statement on Facebook’s Internal Guideline for Content Moderation

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) is one of the signatories of a joint statement on Facebook’s Internal Guideline for Content Moderation, and its impact on women and gender violence. This statement is borne out of the UK-based Guardian publication releasing in late May 2017 “The Facebook Files“, leaked internal documents Read more…