November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.This historical day marks the death of Patria, Teresa and Minerva Mirabal. Three sisters who gained prominence as Latin America’s Las Mariposas or the Butterflies, fearless in their struggle against the Trujillo dictatorship in the 1960s. read more »
The PURPLE ROSE CAMPAIGN is an international campaign initiated by GABRIELA to raise awareness on the issue of sex trafficking of Filipino women and children: the brutal control exercised over women and children victims; the high incidence of violence and the tremendous self-sacrifice the women undergo to ensure the economic survival of their families in the Philippines. It shall provide a means by which everyone and anyone can express disapproval and opposition against the use of the sex trade and forced labor as a means of propping up the collapsing economy.
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We raise the alarm as recent events in the Philippines witness the attack on our basic democratic rights. Legitimate expressions of dissent are banned, rallies violently dispersed. Publications and media outfits are raided and censored with threats of government takeover and closure. Our freedoms are curtailed. read more »