Haitians march against rape after students sexually assaulted

Credit to Author: ccepeda| Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 09:29:23 +0000

Haitians protest rape

More than 1,000 Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince to denounce sexual violence in the country.

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Women’s group vows zero votes for Duterte-backed candidates

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 04:12:54 +0000

Women’s group vows zero votes for Duterte-backed candidates

A women’s organization vowed to give zero votes to the bets endorsed by President Duterte after he publicly flirted with a Bohol mayor.

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Pope: Women have ‘legitimate claims’ for justice, equality

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:39:21 +0000

Pope: Women have 'legitimate claims' for justice, equality

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis said Tuesday that women have “legitimate claims” to seek more justice and equality in the Catholic Church, but stopped short of endorsing more sweeping calls from his own bishops to recognize the “urgency of an inevitable change” to give them leadership roles.

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Gabriela to Duterte: Why would women take your advice?

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 08:15:31 +0000

The Gabriela Women’s Party on Sunday asked President Rodrigo Duterte why women should follow his advice that they should stay away from priests.

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International Women’s Day: Philippines hailed for narrowed gender gap, but . . .

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 23:17:46 +0000

International Women’s Day: Philippines hailed for narrowed gender gap, but . . .

As the world marked International Women’s Day on Friday, a United Nations official commended the Philippines for narrowing the gap between women and men when it comes to rights and opportunities, but also noted that more efforts were needed to reduce childbirth-related deaths as well as incidents of sexual and physical violence among women and girls.

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Angara: Law on expanded maternity leave proves PH is best country for women

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:20:54 +0000

Angara: Law on expanded maternity leave proves PH is best country for women

Senator Sonny Angara lauded on Friday the enactment of expanded maternity leave into law, saying it proves that the Philippines is the best country to champion women’s rights.

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New Hampshire court upholds women’s topless conviction

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:48:25 +0000

New Hampshire court upholds women's topless conviction

New Hampshire’s highest court upheld Friday the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their constitutional rights were not violated.

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Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:45:35 +0000

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum.

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