"With little external pressure coming anytime soon, President Duterte only faces internal opposition from two political figures – both are women, and both are well placed and well equipped to combat the macho autocrat." News story from The Guardian.
"To be a woman and occupy public office is to have one’s body parts ogled at by the other men in the room, or be dismissed as a joke. To be a woman in public service is to risk having one’s private life being trotted out and discussed salaciously if you say something out of line. The message is: put up or shut up." News story from Esquire Magazine Philippines.
The Office of the Vice President invites members of the Filipina Women's Network to the Partnerships Against Poverty Summit scheduled on 10 October 2016 (Monday) from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Pasay City. Register now! www.bit.ly/OVPSummitRegistration
"The more inclusive governance becomes, the more empowered citizens feel, the less we need despots and celebrated heroes. Everybody — women, men, children, and seniors — can become a hero." - Hon. Leni Robredo delivers her leadership keynote at #FWNSummit2016. More remarkable #FWNSummit2016 leadership keynotes from Hon. Leni Robredo, Senator Loren Legarda, Atty. Lorna Patajo-Kapunan and Angelica Berrie on the Summit blog: http://www.filipinasummit.org/blog/
Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo will formally open and keynote the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit scheduled for August 21-24, 2016 at the Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. She will speak on how the Filipina Summit's 2016 theme: INFLUENCE. ACCELERATE. ACTION. complements her lifelong advocacy in service of the most vulnerable communities of Philippine society, particularly women in oppressive circumstances and indigenous people.