Month: November 2019

Visual artist tells women’s stories in crochet

Aze Ong has been crocheting since she was 12. Growing up, she perfected the craft that, nine years ago, she told her father that this is what she wanted to do for the rest of […]

Gov’t stirs Pinoy machismo on reproductive health roles

“I didn’t know I would end up pregnant. He said everything will be okay,” Johaina Rahman, 17 and six months pregnant, recalls the night she thinks her boyfriend knocked her up. For Emalyn Sabtal, 27, […]

Midway and pending: the Philippines’ demographic dream

One in 10 Filipino girls aged 15-19 have begun childbearing;  1 in 3 young people are engaging in early, unprotected sex, and 1 in 4 women are experiencing spousal violence. Further, one-fifth of the Philippines’ […]