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NutriPan for Muntinlupa kids

THE local government of Muntinlupa has distributed NutriPan fortified with Iron, Vit A and Malungay to undernourished kids in the city recently to provide additional nutrition and boost their immune system during the Covid-19 health crisis. The program is facilitated by Muntinlupa Gender and Development, City Nutrition Committee, and Office of Rep. Ruffy Biazon through […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 25th, 2020Related News

In Focus: 2gether Hotties Bright And Win On Love Always Winning

'Love isn't about gender at all!'.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleMay 18th, 2020Related News

Post-pandemic Asean must bridge the digital gender divide The Manila Times

Post-pandemic Asean must bridge the digital gender divide The Manila Times The Manila Times.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2020Related News

US women s team players have options after setback in court

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation but the case is far from over. The women have vowed to keep up the fight, encouraged by the likes of Joe Biden, Billie Jean King and even the men's national team. “This is just a setback,” King said when asked what she would tell the team. “There’s so many of these ups and downs. Just keep learning from it, keep going for it. You’re still such a great influence, not only in soccer, but for equality for everyone.” King, who was calling for equitable prize money in tennis in the 1970s, once famously proclaimed: “Everyone thinks women should be thrilled when we get crumbs, and I want women to have the cake, the icing and the cherry on top, too.” The players sued the federation last year, claiming they have not been paid equally under their collective bargaining agreement to what the men’s national team receives under its labor deal. They asked for more than $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The federal judge threw out the players' claim of discriminatory pay Friday in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner said the women rejected a pay-to-play structure like the men's agreement and accepted greater base salaries and benefits. But he allowed aspects of their allegations of discriminatory working conditions to go forward. The trial remains scheduled for June 16 in federal court in Los Angeles. Players have vowed to appeal the judge's decision. There are several legal options. Players could seek to overturn Friday's decision at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and could even discuss with the USSF the possibility of a joint application for a stay pending appeal. They could proceed with a trial limited to working conditions such as flights, hotels and medical staff, then appeal Friday's ruling. Or the sides could seek to settle, perhaps as part of a deal to replace and extend the current collective bargaining agreement, which expires on Dec. 31, 2021. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, went to Twitter this weekend to encourage the players. “To @USWNT: don’t give up this fight. This is not over yet. To @ussoccer: equal pay, now. Or else when I’m president, you can go elsewhere for World Cup funding,” he posted, referring to the 2026 men’s World Cup, set to be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. The players’ association for the men’s national team also released a statement Monday expressing support. “For a year and a half the USMNT players have made proposals to the federation that would achieve equal pay for the USMNT and USWNT players,” the statement said. “We understand the WNT players plan to appeal last week’s decision and we support them.” Steven A. Bank, a professor at UCLA, said he was expecting Klausner's decision on the summary judgment to focus the case but not to the degree it did. “Frequently, judges will do that in order to narrow down the issues, but because it also spurs the parties to settle by essentially using a heavy hand and saying, ‘Hey, a lot of these things you have is fluff, so let’s get rid of this, and neither of you have as great a case that you think you do.' So I’m not surprised that there was some level of summary judgment granted and some level denied,” he said. “But I was surprised that the judge came down with what is a fairly complete victory for U.S. Soccer.” In an appearance on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Monday, Megan Rapinoe said she was shocked by the decision. She pointed out the women’s team was far more successful than the men, winning consecutive World Cup titles and playing more games. “If I earn $1 every time I play, and a man earns $3, just because I win 10 games and he only wins three games, so I made $10 and he made $9, I’m not sure how that’s me making more money, while having to essentially win everything we could’ve possibly won over these last two years: two World Cups and just about every game we’ve played,” Rapinoe said. “For me, it missed the point, and was very disappointing, to be honest.” Attorney Hampton Dellinger, who represented players in a battle over artificial turf at the 2015 World Cup in Canada, said the case will take time to play out. “Obviously, I think it’d be great if the parties could reach a reasonable settlement,” Dellinger said. “But to my mind, if the legal fight is going to continue, I don’t think the judge’s first word is necessarily going to be the last word.” Arguments could be made that the team has already made it's case in the court of public opinion. Following the U.S. victory in the World Cup final last year in France, the crowd chanted "Equal Pay" as the players celebrated on the field. The women also drew support from some of U.S. Soccer's most high-profile sponsors when the federation argued in court documents that the women lacked the skills and responsibilities of their male counterparts. The so-called scorched earth argument led to the resignation of USSF President Carlos Cordeiro, who was replaced by former national team player Cindy Parlow Cone. “I think it’s great that they brought the case forward, because I think any visibility into this issue is just going to help further the cause, because it’s going to make more people sensitive and aware that the issue of unequal pay persists in all spectrums of our economy," said Mary Ellen Carter, an associate professor of accounting at Boston College. "I happen to know it well in the executive space, but it’s not only there. So I think the courage that they had to come forward with the suit keeps the issue at the forefront, and I think that that’s important.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 5th, 2020Related News

COVID and women

Early signs are that the COVID-19 virus poses a greater direct health risk to men, and particularly older men. But the pandemic is exposing and exploiting inequalities of all kinds, including gender inequality. In the long term, its impact on women’s health, rights and freedoms could harm us all......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsApr 30th, 2020Related News

CHR launches online reporting platform for gender-based violence during virus lockdown

Worries about domestic abuse have spread around the world as nations force residents to stay home to contain the spread of the new coronavirus......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 28th, 2020Related News

Gender-related violence during lockdown? Report it to CHR online

MANILA, Philippines – Gender-based violence during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be reported through an online site of the Commission Human Rights (CHR). The CHR said Monday it has developed the site as part of their responsibility as gender ombud, as residents of Luzon and other areas spend […] The post Gender-related violence during lockdown? Report it to CHR online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsApr 27th, 2020Related News

Overcoming the virus of gender violence

In the first quarter of this year, a beast upended our lives and tore the world asunder......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 14th, 2020Related News

Philippines urged to combat escalating domestic violence cases amid virus lockdowns

In a statement Monday, the CHR said quarantine measures make it harder for victims of gender-based violence to go out of their homes and seek help......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 6th, 2020Related News

Making the internet equal to all

While the internet is easily accessible to everyone, research shows that it is not gender equitable. Google’s report, Toward Gender Equity Online, identifies the core challenges to gender equity online and provides insights on creating a more representative internet. The study suggests that key factors hindering women from going online are the ability to access […] The post Making the internet equal to all appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 1st, 2020Related News

PCC OKs share swap transaction of Synergy Grid

The Philippine Competition Commission approved the proposed acquisition of shares in One Taipan Holdings Inc. and Pacifica21 Holdings Inc. by Synergy Grid & Development Philippines Inc......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMar 31st, 2020Related News

Improving digital divide through YouTube, Digiskarteng Pinay

While the internet is easily accessible to everyone, research shows that it is not gender equitable. Google’s report, Toward Gender Equity Online, identifies the core challenges to gender equity online and provides insights on creating a more representative internet......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechMar 31st, 2020Related News

GBP celebrates gender equality in the workplace

OFFICERS and staff of Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) strike the #EachforEqual pose during the first GBP Women’s Day forum organized to celebrate the vital roles women play at work, in the society and within the family. Anchored on the 2020 International Women’s Day Theme, “Each for Equal,” the forum featured multifaceted women who have […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMar 27th, 2020Related News

Guinea holds constitution vote

CONAKRY, Guinea (AFP) — Voters in the West African state Guinea were being called to the polls on Sunday for a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power. Conde is proposing a change to the constitution to codify gender equality and introduce other social reforms. But […] The post Guinea holds constitution vote appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMar 22nd, 2020Related News

POPCOM-7 Marks Women’s Month with ‘Oh My GAD!’

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Regional Office celebrated International Women’s Month on March 10, 2020 with “OH MY GAD!”, an Orientation Seminar on Gender and Development (GAD) attended by 30 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) representing 20 barangays in Cebu City together with Population Officer Designate Jane Sia. The BHWs were newly-installed during the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2020Related News

Volleyball-themed movies, series to watch

The whole of Luzon is now put under an enhanced community quarantine to stop the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. All major sporting events worldwide either are suspended or cancelled. For local volleyball fans, all we can do is watch reruns of classic games whether on TV or iWant. It could only do so much. But then again, we have lots of time in our hands, as we are advised by the government to stay at home to help contain the spread of the virus. So why not binge-watch on sports animes? If that’s not enough, how about a fix of these volleyball-themed movies and series?        THE IRON LADIES This Thai comedy film follows a volleyball team composed of gay and transgender athletes and their struggles. The movie drives home its main message of gender diversity, acceptance and the true meaning of sportsmanship.   They say football is the ‘beautiful game’, then can we all agree that volleyball is the ‘universal game’? A combined prequel and sequel of the movie was released in 2003. Another movie Iron Ladies Roar! was released in 2014.      ATTACK NO. 1 If you think Japanese volleyball is brutal, well, you’re right. This live action adaptation of a popular Japanese manga is about high school girl Kozue Ayuhara’s struggle with the hardships and severe volleyball training designed by her team’s strict head coach, leading her squad as well dealing with rivalry among her teammates, taking on tough opponents and friendship. A personal favorite of this Tito, this series was released 15 years ago and the main actress, Aya Ueto, really resembles Filipina taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez.   CAST AWAY If you feel that volleyball sepanx (separation anxiety) with these postponements, cancellations, lockdowns and all, what more for a man stranded on an isolated island with only a volleyball to talk to. Wilson!!!    THE MIRACLE SEASON Released two years ago, this movie is based on the true story of Iowa City West High School volleyball team after the death of its star player Caroline Found in an accident in 2011. It deals about moving on, picking up the pieces and soldiering on as a team despite the most difficult circumstance.   After this movie, for sure, you’ll be having a few sniffs listening to Sweet Caroline     GIRLS WITH BALLS A French-Belgian comedy horror film which follows a champion volleyball team, the Falcons, on a road trip gone horribly wrong. If you want gore mixed with a few laughs and volleyball players defending themselves by spiking volleyballs (cringy!), then maybe this movie could help you pass time in a very boring day.      THE OPTIMISTS (OPTIMISTERNE) A Norwegian documentary about a women’s volleyball team composed of ladies aged 66 to 98 preparing for a match after 30 years of practice. This 1-hour and 32-minutes will change the way you look at the sport and life, generally. This proves that age is just a number.   SPIKER Released in 1986, this sports drama revolves around college athletes trying to earn a spot in the US men’s volleyball team. Just like in reality not every story ends up in a happy ending.   SIDE OUT A 1990 comedy-drama film about a beach volleyball competition. It flopped in the box office but well you have nothing to do these days so why not see it to pass time. Fun fact: the side-out term is an obsolete volleyball rule by which the serving team can only can only score a point.   GREEN FLASH (BEACH KINGS) The plot revolves on a former basketball star who after years of hiatus resurfaces on the beach of Southern California with the dreams of winning The Manhattan Open. Ah, who wouldn’t want to dip in the cool blue sea, feel the warmth of the sun and sands on your feet? But then again we’re on a community quarantine here in Luzon so let’s just see this movie and dream of that summer escape.   AIR BUD: SPIKES BACK A dog playing beach volleyball while helping solve a series of crime with a friend parrot. Alright, we really are bored. But then again seeing a dog block a spike in a beach volleyball played by six players on each side is kinda cute. Never mind the beach volleyball rules. We’re here to kill time, right?        ALL YOU’VE GOT A movie about players of two rival women’s high school volleyball teams joining together to win it all. The story and message might be a cliché but it still deals with the reality that teams have to work in spite of differences to achieve a common goal.           IMPACT POINT A professional beach volleyball player trying to survive the dangers of having an obsessed psycho killer running after her. Romance, thriller and beach volleyball rolled into one.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 17th, 2020Related News

Ph Ranks 1st in Pay, Female Representation in Gender Diversity Benchmark for Asia Report

The Philippines ranks first overall in gender diversity from among 10 Asian countries, from the smallest gap in pay between women and men, to the highest female representation in the workforce and in senior leadership roles. This is based on the recent Gender Diversity Benchmark for Asia (GDBA) report by Community Business, a Hong Kong-based […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMar 12th, 2020Related News

App firm feted for gender equality

The index helps meet the demand from a growing number of investors to incorporate environmental, social and governance data into their daily investment decisions. The post App firm feted for gender equality appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMar 10th, 2020Related News

Binibining Pilipinas 2020 celebrates women empowerment through gender seminar

​The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI) teams up with the Samahan ng mga Pilipino para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (SPARK!) Philippines for an early celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesMar 10th, 2020Related News

SAP recognized by Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for 2nd straight year

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has been selected for inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) in 2020, the second consecutive year that the company has received this recognition. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechMar 10th, 2020Related News