With heated debates and women’s issues dominating the political sphere here and abroad, it’s no surprise that feminist causes have sprung up left and right. These days, you don’t have to look too far to find a cause that stokes your passion and keeps you committed to improving yourself, your circle, and society.
Here’s a roundup of groups that cater to causes you may already care about and advocacies with relevant stories just waiting to be discovered.
Beneficiaries: Sexually abused minors
Backed by CRIBS Foundation, this program focuses on bringing healing and recovery to sexually abused female minors from ages seven to 17. As its name suggest, the goal is to create a fresh start for females who have experienced hardship before even reaching adulthood. The program includes professional assistance—psychological services, psychiatric evaluations, therapies,
For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 681.5921.
The Paper Project
Beneficiaries: Women survivors of human trafficking, prostitution and abuse
Recovering from a life-threatening experience is one thing, sustaining a newfound life is a completely different challenge. The Paper Project was founded to provide a source of livelihood to oppressed women. Affiliated with Good Paper, an American fair trade social business, this enterprise crafts products for foreign markets so that women escaping their past experiences become empowered,
For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit
Beneficiaries: Pregnant teens
For 60 years now, World Vision has been fostering childcare and building sustainable communities. One of its advocacies is teenage pregnancy—its reach covers 100,000 poor children and their communities and families. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, 24 babies are delivered by teenage mothers every hour. World Vision aims to support teen mothers, who suffer not just from limited employment opportunities, but also social stigmas that can leave lasting impacts on their lives and their children.
For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call +632 374 7618 to 28.
A major player in current events and cases that concern women from all walks of life, Gabriela has been fighting for women’s rights since 2000. Named after Gabriela Silang,
For more information, visit GabrielaWomensParty on Facebook.
Advocacy: Social Enterprise
Founded by career women,
For more information, e-mail [email protected]om.
Advocacy: Breast cancer awareness and support
ICanServe, founded in 1999 by Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Crisann Celdran, Becky Fuentes, and Bet
For more information, e-mail [email protected]
Wider and Wider Circles
Advocacy: Women’s wellness
Dona Tumacder-Esteban has advocated women’s menstrual health for many years now through a unique and dynamic blend of energy management, embodiment, movement, and yin yoga. She hosts Wider and Wider Circles, a women’s gathering that supports the sharing of practical women’s wisdom. Through regular meet-ups, the group provides
For more information visit @mindbodydona on Instagram and ThePeriodProject on Facebook.