Can Filipino Women Survive the Deluge?
from ULAT LILA publications
created by Center for Women Research in the Philippines
Now, more than ever, the issue of security among the Filipino women are at stake. The basic rights of freedom from fear and freedom from want have to be considered during these difficult times. The freedom from fear is once again being threatened by the continuing presence of the US military soldiers the country through the Visiting Forces Agreement. Their presence is in the guise of guarding the people against “terrorism”. The freedom from want is at risk by the worsening economic crisis. The global economic depression contributes to the chronic problem of impoverishment in the country.
These are chronic issues that could hardly be solved by 2015, as what the deadline of the Medium Development Goal (MDG) has declared. These are issues with a systemic problem and can only be solved through a systemic change. Continue reading