Filipinos are invited to join and support the Women’s Unity Walk and Caravan to mark the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25th November in several direct actions and online activities.
Bike Ride to Raise Awareness about the campaign to end violence against women and children will be going around the Quezon Memorial Circle on November 25 at 6am. Contact Lean at 0949.6912209 for meetup details.
Sharon Cabusao, a former officer of the GABRIELA Alliance was arrested with her husband National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Adelberto Silva and his driver Isidro de Lima last June 2, 2015 in Bacoor, Cavite. The Philippine National Police and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have accused Cabusao of “harbouring a criminal” after her incidental arrest alongside her husband, Silva. Arresting elements later also implicated her in trumped up charges of illegal possession of explosives filed against Silva.
The PURPLE ROSE CAMPAIGN is an international campaign initiated by GABRIELA to raise awareness on the issue of sex trafficking of Filipino women and children: the brutal control exercised over women and children victims; the high incidence of violence and the tremendous self-sacrifice the women undergo to ensure the economic survival of their families in the Philippines. It shall provide a means by which everyone and anyone can express disapproval and opposition against the use of the sex trade and forced labor as a means of propping up the collapsing economy.