Today, as the world observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Women, together with migrants organization Migrante International, joined the families of overseas Filipino workers in a speak-out forum in an urban poor community in Quezon City highlighting the different human rights violations that Filipinos overseas are very prone to.
GABRIELA gathered victims of sexual abuses and their relatives during its regular group therapy session called Usapang Babae today to demand President Benigno Aquino III as commander-in-chief to take the necessary action, even to the extent of ordering the dismissal of state forces that women accused of perpetrating grave sexual abuses against girls and harassing their families when they sought justice.
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03 May 2012
GABRIELA TO DFA:
COMPEL PANAMA GOV’T TO WAIVE DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY OF RAPIST
The women’s group GABRIELA sought a dialogue with the Department of Foreign Affairs today to ask for clarification regarding the flip-flopping stance of the department concerning the diplomatic immunity of a Panamanian national accused of raping 19-year-old “Pamela” on April 23, 2012.
01 May 2012
Made-to-order diplomatic immunity to let abuser escape?
GABRIELA slams Aquino, DFA for freeing Panamanian rapist, demands justice for Filipina survivor
WOMEN’s rights activists are up in arms against the arm-twisting acts by the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to spring free a detained Panamanian accused of raping a Filipina and let him escape prosecution in accordance to Philippine laws.
19 APRIL 2012
A 17-year-old victim of rape by the military gains a step towards justice as all three perpetrators were arrested last March 30, 2011 following an order by Regional Trial Court Branch 78 of Morong, Rizal.
19 March 2012
Organizations focusing on women and children’s rights held a picket in front of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo today to highlight the human rights violations under the Aquino government. This is in time for the March 19 meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in New York that is set to discuss the rights situation in the Philippines.
February 28, 2012
Militant women’s group Gabriela also took the opportunity to share its views on FHM Philippines March 2012 cover, and the men’s magazine’s spreads in general.
In a statement, Gabriela secretary general Lana Linaban scored the magazine not only for its latest “racist” cover, but also for “its usual portrayal of women as cheap commodities that cater to macho fantasies.”
21 PEBRERO 2012
Isa na namang kaso ng gang rape ng mga sundalo ang inilapit sa GABRIELA ng mga kamag-anak ng biktima. Sa pagkakataong ito, ang biktima ay isang 17 taong gulang na babae at ang panghahalay ay naganap sa kampo ng 16th IB Phil Army sa Baras, Rizal. Ang biktima ay kasalukuyang nasa National Center for Mental Health kung saan siya dinala matapos lubhang maapektuhan ang pag-iisip ng mga pangyayari.