By Tina Santos
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said it would have to spend $16.2 million to address the reproductive health and protection needs of some 3.5 million women and girls of child-bearing age affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Visayas.
By Joan Orendain
To this day, much is heard of the Rape of Nanking when the rampaging Japanese Imperial Army killed 300,000 from 1937 to 1938, and raped 20,000 women in that Chinese capital.
Thousands of women and children in the Philippines risk falling prey to human traffickers in the aftermath of last month’s catastrophic typhoon, lawmakers and the chief United States aid agency warned Tuesday.
Delle Sering-Fojas, CEO of Seven Seven Softwares, was recently named one of the “100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the World” by Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) in San Francisco.
By Germelina Lacorte
Women will scale up their worldwide Valentine-day protests this year, calling for an end to impunity as they demand justice for victims and survivors of violence against women, according to theater artist Monique Wilson.
By Christine O. Avendaño
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was conducting its own probe into the alleged sexual exploitation of Filipino women in the Middle East by Philippine officials, including one reportedly involving a Filipino woman who committed suicide.
An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military’s forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
A lawyer from the Center for International Law on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its 2010 ruling that dismissed the bid of more than 70 Filipino women abused during World War II to compel the government to support their demand for apology and reparations from the Japanese government.
By Nikko Dizon
She fears for her life and that of her family here in Sabah. But if she goes back to Tawi-Tawi, they will have nothing, too—not a house, not a job, perhaps not a future.
Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil.
A new UN report paints a grim picture of the millions of people trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor: They come from at least 136 different nationalities, have been detected in 118 countries, and the majority of victims are women though the number of children is increasing.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Police have arrested a resort cook for the alleged rape of a British tourist in Boracay recently.