By Tarra Quismundo
The Philippines has been chosen to head next year’s meeting of the United Nations’ body pushing for women empowerment and gender equality, reflecting “the international community’s recognition” of the country’s capacity to take on a leadership role in a sector of critical global importance.
By Philip C. Tubeza
The Philippines has earned its ranking as one of few gay-friendly countries in the world. Of the 39 countries covered by a global survey, only 17 countries had majorities that accepted homosexuality, with the Philippines ranking at number 10 among the 17.
By Sorcy Apostol
A busload of Filipino American women and their supporters in late March took to the State Capitol to get firsthand “empowerment” training” and meet sympathetic legislators in celebration of National Women’s History Month.
By Mila de Guzman
SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women. The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women [...]
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Saying that “gender equality is an essential element in building resilience to disasters,” United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special representative on disaster risk reduction has urged women to take a more active part in disaster management and planning in their communities.
By Michelle V. Remo
The Philippines, where women and men enjoy the same access to education, remains in the top 10 countries with the least gender gap, according to the 2011 Global Gender Gap rankings by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.