By DOMINIC GUTOMAN Bulatlat.com MANILA – Half a million Filipino children were trafficked for the production of new child sexual exploitation material in 2022, according to rights groups. Over the past 15 years, online child sexual abuse material surged by 15,000 percent, according to non-profit organization Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. Women’s group Gabriela attributed…
Category: Women & Children
In this story, Bulatlat highlights the story of women writers who are in detention for expressing their criticism and dissent through their craft.
Assembling clothespins is among the many jobs women do in the occupied houses in Pandi, Bulacan. The mothers mentioned other low-income jobs like garlic peeling, rug making and notebook sewing.
By AILA JOSOL and YZELLE ROSE PADA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Women’s group Lila Pilipina denounced the Philippine-Japan military pact as the Japanese failed to acknowledge their war crimes against Filipinos and comfort women. “They are again talking about war measures with the Philippine government for mutual access of the Japanese troops that will openly do…
As a mentee, the Seams said Echanis will be working on the translation of Filipino poetry into English.
Women’s group Gabriela similarly denounced the Reciprocal Access Agreement, citing that Japan has yet to apologize for its atrocities during the war that involved sexual slavery.
“Gabriela aimed to apprise the UN and the international community of the grim economic and human rights crises in the country, that ‘disproportionately impact women.’ In turn, these shall serve as strong bases for UN CEDAW’s evaluation of and subsequent recommendations to the Philippine government.”
For Danah, the struggle is far from over.
House Bill 8910 or Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Act aims to provide appropriate sex education for the Filipino youth and other social services such as health services, workshops and livelihood programs for adolescent mothers.
Save the Children Philippines stressed that seven years since the enactment of the Comprehensive Emergency Program for Children, Filipinos have yet to see its effects.
Women political prisoners said that if they will be released from prison, they will still continue to fight for the people’s basic rights even if it has led to their unjust detention.