By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star An altogether different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day occurred last Thursday simultaneously in over 170 countries, including the Philippines. The unique celebration was a gigantic project. It took a year to drum up the campaign to get a billion women, as well as men…
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By RONALYN V. OLEA
More than 5,000 trooped to Tomas Morato in Quezon City to “dance, strike and rise” not only against physical forms of abuse such as battering and rape but also against “state-instigated violence” and the “rape of the country’s sovereignty and patrimony.”
Thousands of men, women and children join the culmination of One Billion Rising campaign, a global movement to end violence against women, in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Elsewhere in the country, similar activities are held in 24 other cities.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“It will be a huge street party and we will have lots of fun,” Monique Wilson, Philippine coordinator of the global campaign, said while pointing out that they will also have serious political demands like an end to Oplan Bayanihan and the labor export policy.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Aside from gender-based forms of violence, Gabriela also highlighted economic deprivation and political persecution as forms of violence against women.
Women’s group Gabriela launched One Billion Rising – Quezon City last Jan. 17. Women from various urban poor communities joined them in dancing “Isang Bilyong Babaeng Babangon,” which is part of the global campaign to end violence against women.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com There are a few benefits to being fat and dark. One of them is being cast as a police officer in films and live performances. The first time it happened was in a comedic role in a music video. Often, I am an abusive cop or, worse, a torturer. When…