Party-list Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) described the state of women under Duterte as being whacked by the double whammy of the continuation of neoliberal or pro-business policies and the rising tide of fascism especially with the looming extension of martial law in Mindanao. “One year has lapsed under President Duterte and yet neoliberal policies, such as contractualization, remain in full swing and women remain victims of rights violations by the AFP and the PNP,” said GWP Rep.
Gabriela Women’s Party, together with other women’s groups, held a protest in front of Camp Aguinaldo on Friday morning to express outrage over the military’s excessive use of force and rights violations in Mindanao with the martial law declaration as cover.
Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) on Wednesday filed a resolution seeking a congressional inquiry on the military’s excessive use of force in North Cotabato and Bukidnon that resulted in human rights violations and massive displacement of families, a day after the high court upheld the Mindanao-wide martial law declaration.
In House Resolution No. 1113, GWP is urging the House Committee on Human Rights to launch an inquiry on the airstrikes, shelling, and burning of houses by members of the Philippine Army’s 39th and 72nd Infantry Battalion in North Cotabato and Bukidnon.
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.
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The Filipino women and the people face a dark era with the three branches of government throwing their support to the declaration of the Mindanao-wide martial law, which has only wrought destruction in Marawi and enabled worse military-sponsored rights violations across Mindanao.
With the SC backing of martial law, the military will be emboldened to carry out aerial strikes, indiscriminate firing and in using rape as a tool of war against civilians.
On Philippine-US Friendship day, Gabriela Women's Partylist urged Duterte anew to pursue his independent foreign policy and sever one-sided ties with the US.
"President Duterte started his term lambasting US's intervention in our country. A year later we march asking for its fulfillment," said Gabriela Women's Partylist (GWP) Rep. Arlene Brosas.
GWP supported Duterte’s earlier pronouncement to abrogate all policies and agreements with the US. This includes EDCA, VFA, and Bayanihan exercises.
“President Duterte has chosen to place peace saboteurs near the negotiating table by appointing in his first year 59 retired military and police officers to the Cabinet and other key government positions – officers who are not interested in socio-economic reforms at all.”
This was the statement of Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) Rep. Arlene Brosas as President Duterte appealed on Saturday to end the armed conflict so that the peace talks with the NDFP to proceed.
Gabriela Women’s Party today joined thousands who took to the streets, challenging president Duterte to take huge strides in fulfilling campaign promises that will benefit the poor and marginalized and reverse anti-poor and anti-people policy pronouncements that taints his administration’s human rights record.
Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) Rep. Arlene Brosas on Thursday warned of much higher prices of rice due to “unlimited rice importation” as the country’s quantitative restrictions on rice imports expire on June 30.
Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) stands by its account of women in Marawi City who complained of rape threats from members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). It was GWP Rep. Arlene Brosas who personally heard the spontaneous disclosure of women regarding the rape threats, when she and representatives from the church sector, Moro organizations and other groups participated in the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission (NIHM) last June 14-15. We have the identities of the victims, but we cannot disclose them to the public as this is a very sensitive issue.