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Part II: Navigating International Legal Challenges: Filipinos Seeking Divorce Abroad, International Law Violations, and Progress in Domestic Legal Reform
Divorce is acknowledged under international human rights law as a means to safeguard families, children, and women while eliminating discrimination. By denying the Filipino population the option to dissolve marriages, the Philippines appears to be in violation of these established international human rights standards.
As we mourn the losses of Adam Finseth, Paul Elmstrand, and Matthew Ruge, we also call on our community—including our elected officials and reporters—to ensure that the context of their homicides does
not go unspoken and that the female survivors and children be granted the care and consideration they deserve.
Despite a drop in the overall number of homicides in both Minnesota and globally, the most recent data from 2022 confirm that the rate of intimate partner homicide actually increased.
Part I: Unveiling the Silent Struggle: Examining the Absence of Divorce on Victims of Domestic Violence in the Philippines
For women in the Philippines seeking to get out of marriages, the absence of divorce provisions for survivors of domestic violence deeply impact women’s economic status and safety.
Gender-based violence remains a brutal reality in the context of armed conflicts. Although there exists an international legal framework to hold violent perpetrators accountable for this violence, it should be accompanied by increased attention from our global community.
Global Rights for Women demands an end to patriarchal supremacy that perpetuates conflict and inequality through violent aggression and war. The women of the world, all of them, need all of us to continue to advocate for global change that recognizes the human right to live free from violence.
Nearly 89,000 women and girls were killed intentionally in 2022 across the globe, says a new research brief, Gender-Related Killings of Women and Girls (Femicide/Feminicide), from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women.
Girls’ educational success goes well beyond getting them in the building; girls deserve an educational environment that understands and tackles the unique inequities they face.
The underlying causes of sex trafficking, like systemic poverty, domestic violence and the stigmatization of marginalized groups, are being ignored in prevention efforts.
We are only beginning to see the full effects of environmental destruction, but also the humanitarian violations and gender-based violence.
GRW travelled to Manila for our first in-person session with advocates on how to identify gaps between what survivors need and what institutions/systems provide and to understand the forces that shape the everyday challenges faced by police, healthcare and legal institutions.
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