A rape victim overcomes her suffering to lead a movement to end all forms of violence against women across the globe. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – In a conservative society like the Philippines, victims of violence hide under a cloak of silence, afraid to be stigmatized. But one’s suffering could be transformed…
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“It is about time for a radical shift, not only in consciousness, but also in the people and the system. We need to step up to a level where we do not only demand justice, but address the very causes of injustice.” – Monique Wilson, actress, woman activist, global director of One Billion Rising global director
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BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com A young woman of 26 had just finished her postgraduate degree in the Humanities. A very promising academic career awaited her application to the faculty of the humanities in a reputable public university known for its radical tradition. Her knowledge and grasp of feminist theory and literature have earned…
On February 14, 2014, women’s rights advocates gathered to rise for One Billion Rising for Justice, a global movement to stop violence against women and children. In the Philippines, women’s group Gabriela and One Billion Rising global director Monique Wilson led the campaign. They slammed the Philippine government for its criminal neglect on the Filipino people.
The slideshow features One Billion Rising for Justice activities in Manila, Baguio City, Bacolod City, Talisay City and Davao City last Feb. 14, 2014. Photos by Ronalyn V. Olea and Anne Marxze D. Umil in Manila, Noel Godinez of Northern Dispatch in Baguio, Owen Segovia Bayog in Bacolod and Talisay City, Juan Cejar and John…
“The three issues of injustices namely, Aquino’s criminal neglect of victims of calamities, his neo-liberal policies that result in high prices of basic goods and utilities, and government’s unabated corruption, served to further push women and their families deeper into the quagmire of poverty,” said Joms Salvador, secretary general of Gabriela.
“Why should we be surprised that there are still victims of sex trafficking today when justice has yet to be served for these women, who we consider as among the first cases of trafficked women?” – Monique Wilson, performing artist and global director of One Billion Rising
“Majority of Filipino women have no food, no sustainable jobs, no affordable health care, education, housing and other social services. Women are poorer and hungrier under the administration of President Aquino.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan
“Justice begins when we speak, release and acknowledge the truth in solidarity and community. One Billion Rising for Justice is an invitation to break free from confinement, obligation, shame, guilt, grief, pain, humiliation, rage and bondage. It is a call to bring on revolutionary justice.”
Video: Rise,dance, strike to end violence against women