In The News: Filipinos rise for justice

Published: 28 March 2014

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On February 14, 2014, women’s rights advocates gathered to rise for One Billion Rising for Justice, a global movement to stop violence against women and children.

In the Philippines, women’s group Gabriela and One Billion Rising global director Monique Wilson led the campaign. They slammed the Philippine government for its criminal neglect on the Filipino people.

Video and editing by Janess Ann J. Ellao
Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia

Storm victim says about One Billion Rising:
“One Billion Rising really helps us in a huge way because we are able to get our stories out, the real stories of the aftermath of the storm – internationally. To show how our government has severely neglected us. And One Billion Rising has given us both national and international solidarity.”
Lola Hilaria says about One Billion Rising:
“I really don’t know how to dance at all, but I will be out there dancing as part of One Billion Rising – as my way of contributing, not just to our justice call, but to the issues of all women”