The muntali of Ifugao and hunting for artisans’ signatures in Baguio malls

Women Writing Women investigates why muntali or rattan weavers of Banaue, Ifugao are migrating to Baguio or Itogon to be plumbers, carpenters or small-scale miners shelving their traditional craft

Sex, sexuality and gender

“We will talk about sex,” I said to a priest while waiting to discuss sex, gender and human sexuality before the Council of Bishops of the Philippine Independent Church (IFI). He was aghast and speechless.

When women don’t want any more children

When Cyrene Villar, 24, gave birth to her son Amir, now one-year-old, she wanted to recover from her difficult pregnancy and hopefully not be pregnant again.  Not that she did not cherish the blissful moments […]

A protest in purple flowers

The World March of Women-Pilipinas denounced the “forces that set us back in our hard-won struggles.” The coalition called on the Philippine government not to overturn gains in basic freedoms.

UP dances to revolt against misogyny

Dance and protest. Sayaw ng Paghihimagsik” (Dance of Revolt) called on women to stand up for the nation, and for the nation to stand up for the women.

Elena and her fight for women living with HIV

  Upon arriving home after years of working abroad, Elena Felix didn’t hug her grandchildren. She said she couldn’t. “How could I? I have AIDS. I might infect the kids if I do that.” But […]

Walk Free From Fear

The streets of big cities like Metro Manila are busy and bustling, and they bear witness to the ugly truth that Filipino women who walk through them experience harassment on a daily basis. Streets are not safe for women regardless of what they are wearing.

We are not All Vagina

“We are not All Vagina” was the feminists’ retort to Duterte’s horrid anti-women remark of shooting women rebels in the vagina because they are nothing without their pudenda. The journalists conveyed that their combined strength and capacity to fight back are not reducible to their private parts.

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An Island in the Path of Storms: Have they Built Better?

Were lessons from Typhoon Haiyan learned? Do islands like Polopina in Concepcion, Iloilo in the path of extreme weather use renewable energy sources to lessen their vulnerability?