GABRIELA USA released a statement highlighting the key concerns of the women’s sector upon conclusion of its National Women’s Summit in Davao City, Mindanao. Attendees of the summit drew up a Women’s Agenda to reflect the calls that the women’s sector urges President Duterte to take up in his first 100 days of administration and beyond. The Women’s Agenda for CHANGE outlines six key points: C in CHANGE stands for [C] Comprehensive social services, [H] Human Rights and social justice, [A] Anti-discrimination and anti-violence on women and children, [N] National Sovereignty, [G] Genuine agrarian reform and national industrialization and [E] Environmental protection.
Unite to end all forms of violence against women! In preparation for the 106th Anniversary of the International Working Women’s Day Celebration and the 3rd National Congress on March 19-20, “ABANTE! (Advance) Women defend the people's democratic rights for dignity and self determination. To register for GABRIELA USA’s national congress, please visit www.abantegabriela.org.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the Philippines declared the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) constitutional. Under the EDCA, US military troops will be able to build and construct facilities in new parts of the country. US military troops will be able to occupy Philippine soil rent-free and tax-free, while the US secures the Asia-Pacific for its own military and economic gains. From GABRIELA USA.
The Filipina Women's Network commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Filipino American History Month by speaking out against state violence and oppression with our sisters at GABRIELA and One Billion Rising.
WEAR PURPLE and join us this Friday, October 9th at 4 pm in uniting with women from different communities against all forms of violence that affect women and families at the front steps of San Francisco City Hall.