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The most dangerous place for women is the home, a new UN study says

By Kara Fox, CNN Updated 22:16 PM PHT Mon, November 26, 2018 (CNN) — The most dangerous place for women is the home, according to a new UN study. Out of an estimated 87,000 women killed last year, some 50,000—or 58%—were killed by partners or family members, according to the 2018 report on gender-related killing of women and girls by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). More than a third of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by a current or former partner, and 137 women are killed by family members every day, it said. While the majority…

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How Sexism Keeps Filipinas Poor

How sexism keeps Filipinas poor CNN Philippines By Julienne Joven March 7, 2018   Despite being named as one of the most gender-equal countries in the world, the Philippines still has a long way to go in dismantling socialized gender roles which, though seemingly innocuous, lie at the root of our continued poverty. Illustration by JL JAVIER   Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Here in the Philippines, where catcalling is a daily occurrence, and where politicians still think it’s acceptable to make misogynistic jokes in public, sexism seems to be a norm that Filipinas still have to contend with in 2018. Despite…

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Duterte: Use pills, injectables — not condoms

By CNN Philippines Staff February 14, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) — Use pills and injectables instead of condoms, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday night. Addressing workers who came home from Kuwait, Duterte digressed a bit from discussing their plight and expressed his preferred contraceptive. “May pills libre. Huwag ‘yang condom kasi hindi masarap ‘yang condom [Pills are free. Don’t use condoms because they don’t feel good],” Duterte said to laughter from the audience. He even mimed eating a piece of candy with a wrapper. “Kainin mo ‘to. Huwag mong balatan… Iyan ang condom [Eat this. Don’t unwrap it……

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Duterte Orders Full Implementation Of Modern Family Planning by 2018

                                                   By Regine Cabato, CNN Philippines Updated 21:20 PM PHT Wed, January 11, 2017   Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order providing funds and support for modern family planning, in a bid to make modern family planning available to the poor by 2018. “This Order aims to intensify and accelerate the implementation of critical actions necessary to attain and sustain ‘zero unmet need for modern family planning’ for all poor…

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5 Filipino Heroines Who Changed Philippine History

  By Gaby Gloria CNN Philippines Updated 19:26 PM PHT Wed, June 7, 2017 Our female heroines shouldn’t be treated as footnotes or afterthoughts in history. Illustration by LAZIR CALUYA Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — When asked to give at least three names of Philippine heroes, who are the first people that come to mind? Of course Jose Rizal is a given as the national hero. And then there’s Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, and Emilio Jacinto. Perhaps even throw in Antonio Luna thanks to successful historical film “Heneral Luna” (2015). The Philippines does not have an official list of national…

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