Message of Solidarity on Valentine’s Day celebration

CWEARC expresses its solidarity with UP Baguio on the 6th year of the commemoration of “One Billion Rising” (OBR) – a campaign uniting women the world over calling for an end to Violence Against Women (VAW). February 14, Valentine’s Day, a day designated to spread LOVE is an appropriate date to call for an end to VAW as we believe that one can only realize the true essence of LOVE in relationships where there is absence of abuse and violence coming in their many forms. It must be understood that VAW is not only physical, but can also be emotional/psychological or even economic.

Message of Solidarity from Innabuyog on Valentine's Day

Good morning! Happy Valentine’s Day!

It is clear from what was mentioned by the previous speakers that we still have a long road ahead of us in our quest to end all forms of violence against women under Duterte’s administration.

In fact, the issues confronting women are worsening with Duterte’s tyrannical and anti-poor policies. We have the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or the TRAIN Law which in reality means more money for the rich and less for the poor. Minimum wage earners or informal sector workers with erratic incomes or about 15.2 million Filipino families will not be benefiting from the hyped bigger take home pay since they are already exempted from paying income tax. However, they will have to endure all the price hikes as a direct effect of the higher excise tax on petroleum and sugar-sweetened beverages under the TRAIN Law. Partikular na pahirap ang TRAIN sa mga nanay na hirap na hirap pa rin sa pagkakasya sa pinansya ng pamilya para tustusan ang mga batayang pangangailangan.

Retracing the true beginnings of IDEVAW

November 25 marks a very important date for women the world over. Waves of critical events transpired on this particular date bringing to the fore violence against women as a legitimate societal concern in turn engendering awareness towards this issue.
 
In December 17 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated this date as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW). Since then, UN member states begun celebrating this date defining strategies “to end violence against women, empower women, and achieve gender equality”. 

However, it is not really to UN’s credit nor to governments celebrating this day around the world why the issue of VAW started to be given fundamental importance. Way before UN countries formally recognized this historic event, commemorations had long been taking place organized by women activists who had grasped the real meaning behind this date.

Against All Odds: Women Journalists in the Frontline

(Here reprinted is the Keynote address delivered on the 37th biennial conference of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), November 9-11, 2017, in Quezon City. The theme of the 3-day conference: Broadcasting and Social Justice: Women in the Media on Conflict and Crises.)
 
Ladies, women of the world, colleagues in media work, and gentlemen; Naimbag a bigat yo amin! (Good morning! In my region of the Philippines.)
 
Apparently, We are here to confer about the world as women in the profession of broadcasting particularly, and as journalists sharing stories of news events, comments, opinion and analysis from our corners of the world to the world audience.

As women journalists in the task of informing, educating, entertaining, telling the truth to the public, is especially more highly expected of us, and if we make a mistake or fumble, the alleged delicate frailties of being women are put to blame. And, we do “hold-up-half-of-the-sky,” don't we? Also, as all people go through the daily pressures imposed by the present conditions of “globalization.” Also, all people – women, man and child, face the global effects and threats of “climate change”... yet we still are “just women” who also have to give birth, care and nurture the children and the home.

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