On the 'Hokage' Facebook groups and similar venues for sexual exploitaiton of women and children

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:04 -- gwp_prop

Gabriela Women's Party (GWP) has received numerous complaints about Facebook pages and groups preying on sexualized images of women and children without the individual's knowledge.

We urge netizens to help us take down these closed groups and pages by reporting them for sexually explicit content. Particular individuals who have been maligned or harassed by these pages/ groups can also send us a complaint through our inbox.

We urge concerned government agencies such as the Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation to take action. On our part, we will push for legislation that will strengthen mechanisms to prevent electronic violence against women (EVAW), and online sexual harassment, inasmuch as we will push for policies that will alleviate poverty and women's vulnerabilities to abuse.

GWP is supporting the paralegal and counselling training to be conducted by GABRIELA Network of Professionals (G-NET) on July 8. The activity aims to equip women's rights advocates information on how to respond to complaints of abuse and violence. This is in line with Gabriela's #LabananAngAbuso campaign.

Fight the abuses against women and children! #LabananAngAbuso