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Philippines: “If no justice is given to the survivors/victims then the laws become useless”

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2013 - 12:36 | 9,618 views
Violence against women in the Philippines is considered a public crime. According to the Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey, one in five women aged 15-49 has experienced physical violence since age 15. The advent of computers and internet exposes women to another dimension of violence. writer, Esther Nasikye, talked to Foundation for Media Alternatives about the forms...


Baseline study: Report on VAW and its reporting system in Philippines

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2013 - 17:09 | 8,223 views
When it comes to gender issues, technology presents opportunities and likewise challenges. Opportunities to promote gender equality and equity to end discrimination are endless and borderless. However, technology has become an unwilling accomplice that inflicts gender-based violence. Statistical data on violence against women and other gender-related crimes are regularly gathered to know if...


Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 15:52 | 23,257 views
Drawing on findings from APC's MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women's rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

Feminist talk

Philippine law enforcers face new challenges in responding to violence against women

Posted Thu 4 Aug 2011 - 16:27 | 10,737 views
"New spaces made available to women in the digital world are also becoming spaces for violence against women to occur", notes Lenlen in her feminist talk. In her article, she outlines some of these new emergent forms of violence against women in the Philippines, in the hope of raising awareness and engendering appropriate responses from all stakeholders.


Mainstreaming Gender Issues in ICT Policy Development - Draft

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,561 views
This is a draft copy of a research conducted by FMA to look into gender mainstreaming efforts in ICT policy development. in the Philippines. In particular, Section 4 of the research is culled to demonstrate and examine ICT policy in the current Philippines context, with attention to the inclusion of gender within its processes.


Radio Programmes: Women Talk Peace: Radio Productions on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Philippines)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 4,221 views
This is the first section in a 3-part series of prototype radio programs about UNSCR 1325. It contains four radio productions on women, peace and security issues in the Philippines which also draw parallels to the impact of violent conflict in other parts of     Asia-Pacific.


Communication Rights Are Women's Rights

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,621 views
The Foundation for Media Alternative's statement in conjunction with International Women's Day, 2006, calls for four specific measures needed to recognize communication rights as women's rights.


Gender and ICT in the Philippines: A Proposed Policy Framework

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:26 | 4,911 views
This paper seeks to recommend a policy framework that will address the goal of mobilising ICT to advance gender equality and women's empowerment.


National ICT policy and gender equality, Regional perspective: Asia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:26 | 3,583 views
The paper compares national policy in a range of issues including universal access, e-governance, trafficking of women, pornography, censoreship, cybercrime and ICTs as a public good.