This NOVEMBER, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, UN Women, The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, SPARK! Philippines, and Empower are collaborating for #RespetoNaman, a Nationwide Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence. The goal of the project is to spark a sustainable movement across the nation to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence in the Philippines through campaigning for awareness, empowerment, and policy.
As inspired by the global #MeToo, and #TimesUp Movement and Thailand’s #DontTellMeHowToDress Movement, it will focus on bringing the issue into the mainstream and empowering women to rise up against all forms of gender-based violence, particularly on rape and sexual harassment.
Here is a list of our upcoming events for the month of November:
The United Nations designates the 25th of every month as Orange Day to recall the need for a violence-free future. We encourage people of all backgrounds to join us this November 25, 2018 at the P1 Level of the Power Plant Mall from 5:00 to 6:00 PM for the #RespetoNaman Don’t Tell Me How To Dress Exhibit Launch and participate in the event’s activities.
Cindy Sirinya Bishop, founder of the Don’t Tell Me How To Dress movement, H.E. Harald Fries, the Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines, and Carla Silbert, of UN Women, among others, will be in attendance to give a few words.
A public forum will take place at Francisco Santiago Hall, BDO South Tower, Makati on November 28, 2018 from 5:30 to 9:00PM. Speakers include Carla Ocampo, writer and director of the film “Walang Rape sa Bontok,” Maritina Romulo, of Empower, and Councilor Mayen Juico, the champion of the Safe Cities and Public Spaces Ordinance of Quezon City.
On November 29, 2018, there will be a University Forum at Leong Hall in the Ateneo de Manila University from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Kat Alano, founder of Empower, will be saying a few words about the movement along with Senator Risa Hontiveros, H.E. Harald Fries, the Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines, Hans Montenegro, Rica Cruz, Dr. Pinky Valdes and University President Fr. Jett Villarin.
All participants are hoped to wear a touch of color orange in solidarity with the cause.
For more details about the #RespetoNaman campaign, visit www.facebook.com/RespetoNamanPH