Tags: Violence against Women

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
She had to recount her ordeal in court over and over again while being questioned by defense attorneys whose aim was to destroy her credibility. She was called a “bad person”, a “whore”, an “adulteress”, and an “extortionist” by the Davao media. And after several years of an excruciating uphill battle, she lost her case in court. But she was undeterred.

PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 24, 2010 DAVAO CITY – In time for the commemoration of the International Day of Protest on Violence Against Women, GABRIELA urged the government to show the same, if not more, support it gave to Florence, the volunteer nurse who was a victim of rape in Maguindanao, to other rape victims in…

Press Statement 23 November 2010 Gabriela Women’s Party is enraged and deeply alarmed by the increasing incidents of rape in the country. We remember Jessica, a 25 year old woman, who was forcefully picked-up along Quezon Avenue and gang-raped by three men on September 23. There was the news about the two teen-age girls aged…

The Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act or Republic 9262 of 2004 was passed “to protect the family and its members particularly women and children from violence and threats to their personal safety and security”. The intention of the law is to guarantee full respect for human rights of women and children. Five years since it was passed, the women’s group GABRIELA has been receiving an increasing number of reports of violence and threats against women and children.

It was an unusual reunion of mother and daughter. Nanay Mely visited Hazel in Okinawa, Japan last week. After knowing the details of the sufferings Hazel endured in the hands of an American soldier, Nanay Mely would have wanted to bring Hazel home. But her daughter is determined to fight, and so is she. BY…

With rape registering at one-fifth of all index crimes in the province, officials in Banawe, Ifugao and the visiting regional heads of government agencies agreed that violence against women and children (VAWC) is a social concern that should be addressed with urgency. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 25,…