Disadvantaged Women

27 Aug 2022 – Women getting less complex, lower paying digital jobs – PIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2022
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2 Apr 2022 – Women still bear brunt of unpaid care work – study

Published by rudy Date posted on April 2, 2022

Rhodina Cabrera – The Philippine Star April 2, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The non-government group Oxfam Pilipinas has commissioned a study that showed that Filipino women are still bearing the brunt of unpaid care work, resulting in many of them juggling full-time work and a “second shift” at home tending to backbreaking household…

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Retail apocalypse: Women disproportionately impacted by job cuts, report says

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2017

By Thomas Barrabi, Dec 18, 2017 disproportionately felt the effects of the ongoing “retail apocalypse,” as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers cut jobs and close stores amid sagging sales.

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This is the real reason young women leave their jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on March 24, 2016

New York magazine’s Ann Friedman recently offered advice for employers who’d like to attract and retain top female talent: “Pay us enough that if you were to accidentally email the entire office a spreadsheet containing everyone’s salary, you wouldn’t be ashamed.”

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Women at greater risk for violence at home – WHO

Published by rudy Date posted on March 9, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Women and girls from countries in the Western Pacific Region, including the Philippines, are at a greater risk of falling victim to domestic violence inflicted by someone familiar to them, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.

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Campaign to end violence against women

Published by rudy Date posted on December 21, 2015

Last Nov. 25, the Philippines kicked off its annual 18-day Campaign to End Violence against Women (VAW). Now on its 13th year, the Philippine campaign combines three women’s human rights normative commemorations, namely, the International Day for the Elimination of VAW (Nov. 25), International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10), and the historic opening for signature…

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ITUC-AP’s PH affiliates issue joint statement vs. gender-based violence on workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2015

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) – Officials and members of the International Trade Union Congress – Asia Pacific’s (ITUC-AP’s) Philippine affiliates, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) recently made a joint call for action to combat gender-based violence (GBV),…

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Feature: High incidence of domestic violence in PH affects work and workers, study finds

Published by rudy Date posted on September 23, 2015

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) – One in five respondents reported personal experience with domestic violence (DV) at some point in their life, the Philippines’ first ever national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and in workplaces released today revealed.

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Domestic violence can take form of reproductive control – study

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2015

Intimate partner violence or abuse can take the form of birth control sabotage, pregnancy pressure or coercion, which can have devastating consequences including unintended pregnancy, abortion and psychological trauma, according to a new review.

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EDITORIAL – One Billion Rising

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2015

Since 2012, Valentine’s Day has been dedicated not only to lovers but also to a global campaign to end violence against women and promote gender equality. The United Nations estimates that one in three women around the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s a staggering one billion people subjected to physical…

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A women’s shelter or a graveyard – how ’50 Shades of Grey’ ends in real life

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2015

(CNA).- Valentine’s Day plans do not typically include domestic abuse. Yet thousands of couples are already pre-purchasing their movie tickets for “50 Shades of Grey,” a film which many critics are saying romanticizes and attempts to normalize violence against women.

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Filipino psychologists on Laude’s death and gender-based violence

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2014

Psychology professionals from all over the country highlight the grave consequences of violence on the mental health and well-being of women Psychological Association of the Philippines This is a public service announcement from the Psychological Association of the Philippines: MANILA, Philippines – Feelings of worthlessness, beliefs of being damaged, debilitating anxiety, disturbed sleep, symptoms of…

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Western Visayas has most complaints of violence vs women – PNP data

Published by rudy Date posted on August 9, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The most number of complaints over violence against women in the first half of the year were filed in Western Visayas, statistics from the Philippine National Police showed.

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Asians trapped in Australia’s abusive migrant marriages

Published by rudy Date posted on August 1, 2014

The women come to Australia under the promise of a happy marriage, only to be exploited by their partners SYDNEY, Australia – Kanya thought she was starting a new life in Australia after arriving from India to marry her husband, but it quickly turned into a nightmare.

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STATE OF THE NATION | Violence against women and children by the numbers

Published by rudy Date posted on July 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the Philippines’ ranking fifth in the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Gender Gap Index, the incidence of violence against women and children has continued to rise.

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Valid classification

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2014

This case is about RA 9262 protecting women and children against violence and abuse. The case involves a husband and father who raised the issue of whether it violates the guaranty of equal protection of the laws considering that it is intended to prevent and criminalize spousal and child abuse which could very well be…

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Refuge from abuse: My fire escape

Published by rudy Date posted on July 25, 2013

Cavernous. Dim. Quiet. It provided just the right hiding place. In its corner, I would sit. The corner was still too big for me as I curled myself into a ball; the bigger my belly became, the more difficult it became to hug my knees. Sometimes, the tears could come. Sometimes nothing. I would just…

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‘1/3 of women affected by physical, sexual violence’

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – More than a third of women worldwide are affected by physical or sexual violence, mostly at the hands of their intimate partners, according to a report by the United Nations.

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Violence against women poses health problem of epidemic scale — WHO

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2013

LONDON – More than a third of all women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence, posing a global health problem of epidemic proportions, a World Health Organization report said on Thursday.

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The true picture of girls and women

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2013

Having attended several international conferences on women, I expected the Women Deliver 2013 global summit held in Kuala Lumpur last week to pass resolutions to accelerate the movement to reach the Millennium Development Goal 5 (targeted at 2015), and presenting them to the world’s governments for implementation. No such thing occurred. Women Deliver founder and…

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A year of progress in eliminating violence against women

Published by rudy Date posted on November 24, 2012

Editor’s note: Janet Walsh is the deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Women’s Rights division. You can follow her on Twitter: @JanetHRW. The views expressed are her own. “If I looked nice, he hit me,” Ana L., a mother of five in Colombia, told me.

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Less violence and more women leaders

Published by rudy Date posted on November 22, 2012

The 25th of November will be the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It kicks off 16 days of global activism against gender violence. Two initiatives, one global and one in the Philippines, give an insight into the lessons we must learn and the future we can build.

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PH is Asia’s best in closing gender gap

Published by rudy Date posted on October 24, 2012

GENEVA, Switzerland – Women are closing the gender gap with men in health and education but struggle to get top jobs and salaries, data from a study of 135 countries showed on Wednesday, October 24.

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UN wants prostitution decriminalized to help curb spread of HIV

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2012

(Updated 4:40 p.m.) If the United Nations will have its way, soliciting sex or paying for it in the Asia and the Pacific region will no longer risk imprisonment. In a recent report, the UN recommended the decriminalization of the world’s oldest profession to help curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV.

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Girl Scouts say no to violence vs women, children

Published by rudy Date posted on March 24, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is taking action to help end violence against women and children.

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WEF: Philippines 8th worldwide in gender equality

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines moved to eighth among the Top 10 countries in terms of gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s 2011 Global Gender Gap Report.

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Manila gets high marks for gender equality

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2011

NEW YORK—The world has made great progress in eliminating inequality between men and women in health and education, but not in economic participation and political empowerment, according to a survey of 135 nations released Tuesday.

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Family Code imposes obligation to provide support

Published by rudy Date posted on September 28, 2011

Dear PAO, My mother died of stroke last January 2010. She spent two months in a public hospital and suffered a lot. We could not bring her to a private hospital because my brother and I did not have money.

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Philippines 17th best place for women — Newsweek

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2011

THE Philippines is one of the best places for women, according to Newsweek magazine. A survey done by the American publication showed the Philippines as among the 20 best countries for women, ranking 17th out of 165 countries.

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Fighting for gender equality

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2011

ISLAMIC education is perceived by many, often in ignorance, as narrowly traditionalist and reactionary. What is ignored is that, over the past century, traditional Islamic schools have to respond to modernizing influences in many positive ways. This is shown in Indonesia where such changes are of enormous consequence. Indonesia is not only the world’s largest…

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