Category: Featured Story

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.

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 […]

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

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.

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?

Two women honored as martyrs in the resistance to Marcos dictatorship

Historians say the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship drew out great courage from thousands of women but Coronacion Chiva and Dalama’s heroism left a special imprint to the memory of that epoch.

“Baby factory” relocates but still with grim pregnancies

“There’s a 14-year-old girl. She was raped by her father and older brother.” Fe Madrid, the chief nurse overseeing Ward 4 of the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, looked at the rows of girls and women […]

Women and power: being politicians without posts

 The situation of Vice President Leni Robredo resonates throughout the lives of many women. Some women who have found their voice and attained some kind of power are in predicaments of being given opportunities to […]

Mothers and widows on the warpath against Duterte’s ‘drug war’

Gemma, grandmother of 12 year-old Kristine Joy Sailog mourns during a funeral service inside the church  in Binan Laguna, Thursday December 29, 2016. Kristine Joy died after a stray bullet pierced her heart Wednesday night […]

AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

This article first appeared in Rappler MANILA, Philippines – “A friend of a friend,” was how visual artist Boyet de Mesa described his closest encounter with a person living with HIV – knowing someone with this […]