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KASAMA March 2010
Volume 24 Number 1

IWD 2010 ManilaWomen March Against Violence

Militarism, Sexism, WTO, Arroyo: RETREAT!

Five thousand women marched in Manila today for the centennial celebration of International Women's Day.

Beijing + 15 LogoBeijing + 15: Global NGO Forum for Women

2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the Beijing World Conference on Women. In recognition of this anniversary, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, organized an NGO Global Women’s Forum to consider implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The Forum took place on 27 & 28 February 2010, immediately preceding the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The NGO Global Women’s Forum program included two full conference days commencing with an opening ceremony, and continuing with plenary sessions, panel discussions, and workshops.


Didipio UPDATE: Ifugaos Applaud Court of Appeals Junking of OceanaGold Petition
Saturday, 20 March 2010 - Indigenous Ifugaos of Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya are in a triumphant mood with the recent Court of Appeals’ resolution junking Australian mining company OceanaGold’s petition seeking to annul the Regional Trial Court Branch 30’s decision.


Statement to the Second session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)


Joan Dicka Joan Dicka - shortlisted for a 2009 Australian Human Rights Award

‘MAKING A DIFFERENCE’ — how one’s past shapes a person’s achievement is something of a mystery. Philippines-born Australian, JOAN BARREDO DICKA was shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Human Rights Awards and Medals in the Individual Community Award category. DEBORAH RUIZ WALL caught up with Joan during her brief Sydney visit ...


IWD 2010Martsa ng Kababaihan Laban sa Karahasan (Women’s March Against Violence)

Women: On With the March, Toward the Elections and Beyond!

Press Statement: March 8, 2010

Today, March 8, the International Day of Women, we march, together with our sisters across the globe, to celebrate the lessons, the triumphs as well as the challenges of our many-faceted struggles.


World March of Women LogoWomen: On the March until we are ALL FREE!

A hundred years ago, the International Women’s Day was declared in Copenhagen by the 2nd International Conference of Socialist Women. Henceforth, we continue marching around the globe to advance our vision of equality and push back all forces of oppression.


Jean EnriquezJean Enriquez receives Award of Excellence from the Province of Quezon, Philippines

CATW-AP PRESS RELEASE — March 15, 2010

After having been included among the Ten Women of the Year for 2007 by Marie Claire Magazine, the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Asia Pacific (CATW-AP) was again honored by her own province of Quezon with an Award of Excellence on the province’s celebration of International Women’s Day yesterday, March 12, 2010.


IWD 20102010 World March of Women Third International Action

IWD Manila, Philippines - Photos by YEN BELARMINO


Ellene SanaReproductive Health Rights For Women Now

Friday, 5 March 2010

“Reproductive rights is women empowerment. Reproductive rights para sa pagbabago.”

That was the clear message from Akbayan Party-list representative Ellene Sana, the party's fourth nominee in the May polls, when the group celebrated International Women's Day at Kamuning Market.


Aida Santos Arrivals and Departures

'For P' by Aida F. Santos

Spaces Earthbound Skybound

Published by the Institute of Women's Studies
St. Scholastica's College, Manila: 2000


AetasAetas get 15,860 hectares of ancestral lands on Mount Pinatubo

The Office of the President, represented by Ms. Lorelei Fajardo, Presidential Assistant for Central Luzon, together with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) headed by Atty. Eugenio Insigne and Gov. Amor Deloso of Botolan, Zambales in partnership with the Project Development Institute (PDI), will award a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) to 1,501 Aeta families in Botolan, Zambales on January 14.


Aetas Ancestral Land Domain Title Awarded At Last!

By Emmanuel Drewery

After many years of struggle and hardship, the rights of the indigenous people (IP) of Botolan to their ancestral domain were formally recognized. This was done through an awarding ceremony of the certificate of ancestral domain title (CADT) by Presidential Under Secretary Lorelei C. Fajardo last 14 January 2010 at the covered basketball court in Botolan Town proper. Tribal Chieftain Raul dela Cruz, NAGSIKAP Chairman and Carlito Domulot, Chairman of LAKAS IP Group in Botolan spearheaded the event.


Aetas Defending Ancestral Domain

By: Father Shay Cullen

It was a happy day and a happier event for hundreds of the descendants of the original inhabitants of the Philippines. They were gathered in the covered basketball court of Botolan, Zambales, to be recognized as the rightful inhabitants and owners of 15,000 square kilometers of ancestral domain.

Aetas Awarding of Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title of Aytas

The municipality of Botolan shined when the Ayta community received the certificate of Ancestral Domain (CADT) that during 12 years they have been trying to get. The event hosted around three hundred people, including the Aytas, but also government and NGOs and residents of the area.


Good News from our Aeta Partners


Cover of Guide to Climate Change & Indigenous Peoples Guide on Climate Change & Indigenous Peoples - Second Edition

Tebtebba Foundation

The aim of this publication is to enhance our knowledge on climate change so that we will be better equipped to participate more effectively in shaping relevant policies and actions taken to address this issue. It also aims to enlighten non-indigenous peoples on our own experiences and perspectives on climate change.