Today we also have to say “Thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.”

- Pope Francis-Pope Francis

Ang pagbisita ni Pope Francis dito sa Pilipinas, ay nagbibigay ng inspirasyon hindi lamang sa mga Katoliko, ngunit sa lahat ng Pilipino. Datapwat, bilang ama ng simbahan, siya’y naghabilin sa ating liderato para puksain ang malawakang kahirapan at kawalan ng hustisyang panlipunan.

Read more ...

fdc women pix sona2014Ngayong Hulyo 28, 2014, muling magpapahayag ang Pangulong Benigno Aquino III ng kanyang ikalimang State of the Nation Address (SONA).  Pang-limang SONA na ni Pangulong Aquino. Subalit,  wala pa ring katuparan ang kanyang mga ipinangakong kaalwahan mula sa kahirapan, lalo na sa mga kababaihan. Sa nagdaang apat na taong “TUWID NA DAAN” ng Gobyernong Aquino ay patuloy  lamang na nalalantad tuloy-tuloy na korupsyon, pandarambong sa kaban ng bayan, at pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan. 

Read more ...

Achieving women’s economic empowerment – the full enjoyment of our economic rights, without fear and discrimination -- is one of the important ways to end VAW. Let today, International Women’s Day, strengthen and inspire us to make this an everyday reality, a reason to celebrate the victories of working women everywhere.

Read more ...

MANILA, Philippines – The country should not take pride in being the model in terms of labor migration, according to women’s groups who are engaging the Second Global Forum on Migration on Development (GFMD).

Mercy Fabros of FDC Women’s Committee today said that what is happening is “an indictment of the failure of the national economy to provide employment and to care for its people.”

Read more ...

MANILA, Philippines – A day before several lawmakers deliver their respective sponsorship speeches on the controversial bill promoting the use of both artificial and natural means of family planning, among others, a network of more than 50 non-government and people's organizations advocating women's and people's rights today urged other members of the House of Representatives to affirm women’s right to reproductive self-determination, and to support the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health Bill.

The Welga ng Kababaihan, which includes the Freedom from Debt Coalition Women’s Committee, stressed that it is a woman’s right to have control over and decide freely and responsibly on matters related to her sexual and reproductive health, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

Read more ...

FDC Chapters

chapters