Since 1991, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence has been held every year from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), to December 10, Human Rights Day.

In the Philippines, the campaign runs until December 12. Proclamation №1172 declares November 25 to…

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) is one with the nation in the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women. As an organization that advocates for human rights in a digital world, FMA looks into the intersecting issues of gender rights and ICT where mapping various forms…

On this year’s International Day of the Elimination of all Forms of Violence Against Women (VAW), groups belonging to World March of Women-Pilipinas gathered at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to call attention to increased acts of violence on women as the pandemic continues to rage and economic crisis…

Today, November 23, eight groups of women and labor organizations trooped to the Commission on Human Rights Commission on Human Rights (CHR), to file a complaint of discrimination and violation of women’s rights under the Magna Carta of Women against PhilHealth Regional Vice President Paolo Johann Perez and regional office…

Foundation for Media Alternatives in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications and the Cyrilla Collaborative is proud to share, “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report.”

Developed by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, an organization that assists the civil society in the use of ICTs for empowerment, the report looks at…

In July this year, an online shop named ‘Toyo ni Misis’ opened via Facebook. Toyo is a Filipino word for soy sauce. In Filipino slang, it also means moody, emotional or indecisive ( ‘tinotoyo’) — a term commonly used to describe one’s ‘temperamental’ girlfriend and women in general. …

On 20 August 2020, FMA organized an online discussion titled What’s Next for the FOE Advocacy? The discussion was livestreamed to the public via Facebook Live and featured speakers from various sectors, namely, Rep. Carlos Zarate from Bayan Muna Party-List, Ms. Judy Pasimio from In Defense of Human Rights and…

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns on public life. Among the conditions faced in the Philippines during this period is gender-based violence, influenced by the quality of gender-responsive measures in times of crises.

Instead of a public health approach to the crisis, the Philippine government treats the pandemic as a…

While the Internet has grown to become a basic need for people to access information, services, and form social connections and communities, it similarly allows for same problems offline to be perpetuated online such as hate and abusive comments, sexual harassment, and other forms of violence. For instance, Facebook, while…

This article was originally published at FMA website.

Digital, mobile, and social media have become indispensable to Fiipinos’ every day lives. We are heavy engagers of online media, spending around four hours and 12 minutes on different social media platforms and ten hours and two minutes on being online.

Now…

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