Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pinays join pro-women rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong — Filipino theater actress Monique Wilson swung by Hong Kong on February 12 to join the One Billion Rising Revolution 2017 events in the city.
Wilson is also the global director of the OBRR, which continues the call for an end to violence — in all its forms — against women.
"We want change in the labor policies, in the political system (so we can address) social injustice," Wilson said in a press conference.

Hong Kong, Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, Nepali, and Sri Lankan  women held a program on Sunday at Edinburgh Place and then marched in roads in Central to express their solidarity in the fight against slavery and exploitation against women and girls in the territory.
Launched in 2012, One Billion Rising claims to be the biggest mass action to combat violence against women in human history.
The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering fact that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.
With the world's population at seven billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. —KBK, GMA News

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