One year after Haiyan, Teresita, with no money but with a handful of prayers, dared to travel from Samar to Manila in search of a job. Her house is a … Continue reading Why climate change is a matter of human rights
Stories about human rights and the fight to protect them.
“We had a culture where we preserved wild fruits for when we didn’t have enough food and grains,” says Edna Kaptoyo, a Pokot indigenous woman from Kenya. “My mother did … Continue reading Indigenous Women: Respect Our Knowledge and Tradition
The Philippines spoke strongly yesterday to insert human rights and gender rights in the negotiating text of the climate negotiations. This is in light of the frustrations from different countries … Continue reading PHL fights for human and gender rights in climate negotiations
The wind in Lamao carries with it a certain smell of sulfur and an amount of ash that later covers the road. It is like New Year’s Eve, except that … Continue reading Philippine Energy Company Harasses Opponents, Pollutes
In light of the whole feminist conversation which has sparked because of my #OOTD post, I would like to share this TEDxEuston video of one of my favorite feminists, Chimamanda … Continue reading We should all be feminists
So, recently, my #OOTD post on street harassment has been bombarded with men saying, “Hey, well, not all men!” Ah, the classic argument. Here’s something for you: “Not all men!” … Continue reading Not All Men!
#OOTD when I was harassed: cream colored dress Body parts showing: face, neck, décolletage, 1/3 of my upper back, arms, hands, fingers, lower leg, portion of my feet Number of … Continue reading Is my dress provoking you?
The US Supreme court just proved that love, indeed, wins with its historic decision to rule gay marriage as a legal right. Everyone celebrated with rainbows taking over social media and … Continue reading Love Wins! (And why same sex marriage is a human right)