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Appeal for Solidarity and Action for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Appeal for Solidarity and Action for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

11 November 2013 Dear Friends, Once again we appeal to you for immediate support and help for relief and rehabilitation efforts for victims of the typhoon Yolanda (international name-Haiyan) that ravaged many parts of central Philippines including 36 provinces in eastern, western and central parts of Visayas and Southern Tagalog...
Babae joins QWOCMAP as community partner...

Babae joins QWOCMAP as community partner…

The 9th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival premieres an unprecedented 55 short films in 5 screening programs. The Festival Focus “Bridge To Truth: Queer SWANA/AMEMSA Communities,” includes a Featured Screening that explores tradition & culture, feminist waves and the simmering revolutions among Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern,...

Filipinas March on International Workers’ Day to Demand Justice for Filipina Migrant Workers and Their Families

On May 1, International Workers’ Day, Babae will join several working, im/migrant communities, progressive women and workers’ organizations to reinvigorate the spirit of im/migrants and workers’ rights. Babae will participate by marching alongside thousands in the streets of San Francisco, in a time of necessary action in response to the recently released Comprehensive Immigration Reform Senate Bill and the fight for the passage of AB 241, the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In addition to these significant pieces of legislation, what is paramount for Babae is addressing and challenging the root causes of forced migration and taking action to demand justice for all im/migrant workers and their families. Although the bipartisan bill on Comprehensive Immigration Reform touts progress, it fails to provide genuine justice and protection for im/migrants by prioritizing big businesses instead of keeping families together and upholding the rights of workers. The bill also allocates billions of...
May 1st Action!

May 1st Action!

Join the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns Nafcon Us – Norcal, Bayan Norcal, Migrante NorCal, Babae SF and thousands of people on Wed. May 1st, 2013 – International Workers Day to demand congress: End forced migration, create jobs in the Philippines! Prioritize Workers and Keeping Families Together Not Big Business...
SF Nat'l Day of Action for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

SF Nat’l Day of Action for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

San Francisco National Day of Action for Comprehensive Immigration Reform   Wednesday, April 10th from 3-5pm march starting at 1 Post Street and ending at 450 Golden Gate   Come join Babae SF- GABRIELA USA for this historic rally and march calling for humane, equitable and inclusive immigration reform. There...
PETITION: President of the Philippines, Stop War Atrocities Against Women in the Philippines

PETITION: President of the Philippines, Stop War Atrocities Against Women in the Philippines

As part of the campaigns for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, Babae-San Francisco with Gabriela-USA is launching a petition letter to demand action from the Philippine government to stop the atrocities against women and stop the...
GABRIELA-USA Mounts Support for ManiLakbayan & Calls for Donations

GABRIELA-USA Mounts Support for ManiLakbayan & Calls for Donations

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 11, 2012 Contact: Valerie Francisco, Chairperson, gabrielawomen@gmail.com News has spread worldwide about the October 18 massacre in the Philippines of two-months pregnant Juvy Capion and her young sons, Jorge and Janjan, aged 13 and 8.  The targeting of Juvy and her husband, Daguil Capion, reflects the reality...
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International Working Women's Day

International Working Women’s Day

Using the momentum from the success of One Billion Rising last February 14, we are once mobilizing to the streets of San Francisco to highlight the struggles of all women. On March 8th, join Babae-SF and GABRIELA-USA as we reclaim International Working Women’s Day for working women and address all forms of violence too many...

IWA CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF 3 KURDISH WOMEN ACTIVISTS IN PARIS; CALLS FOR SWIFT DELIVERY OF JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) highly condemns the brutal premeditated murder of three Kurdish women activists yesterday in Paris. Sakine Cansiz, co-founder of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK); Fidan Dogan, Kurdistan National Congress representative; and young Kurdish activist Leyla Soylemez, were all shot in the head the early morning of January 10 at the Kurdish...

One Billion Rising in the Philippines

One Billion Rising in the Philippines

Washington’s “Fiscal Cliff” a Scheme to Justify More Bail-Out of the 1% –BAYAN USA

For Immediate Release January 3, 2013 Reference: Bernadette Ellorin, BAYAN USA, email: chair@bayanusa.org Washington’s “Fiscal Cliff” a Scheme to Justify More Bail-Out of the 1% –BAYAN USA  Fil-Ams condemn bi-partisan moves for austerity on the back of America’s poor Filipino-Americans, under the banner of BAYAN USA, condemn the 11th hour moves in Washington to further...

GABRIELA-USA Commemorates the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2012 Reference: Valerie Francisco, Chairperson, GABRIELA-USA Email: chair@gabusa.org GABRIELA-USA Commemorates November 25th, the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women GABRIELA-USA, an alliance of organizations representing Filipino women across the U.S. commemorate November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) by denouncing the attacks...

On the commemoration of November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

IWA NEWS RELEASE & STATEMENT International Women’s Alliance grassroots women for liberation (for national and international release) internationalwomensalliance@gmail.com www.internationalwomensalliance.wordpress.com News Release 25 November 2012 Reference: Liza Maza, Chairperson Marie Boti, Secretary General On the commemoration of November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women In commemoration of the International Day for the...

GABRIELA – on Israel’s Airstrikes in Gaza

GABRIELA on Isarel’s airstrikes in Gaza

Filipino Americans Condemn Israel’s Genocidal Siege on Gaza

For Immediate Release November 16, 2012 Reference: Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson, BAYAN USA, chair@bayanusa.org Filipino Americans Condemn Israel’s Genocidal Siege on Gaza Filipinos from all over the United States, representing 18 different grassroots community organizations that comprise the progressive alliance BAYAN USA, have been taking part in actions protesting and condemning the recent all-out assault on...
Diwang Pinay

Diwang Pinay

Babae-SF presents 10th Annual DIWANG PINAY Babae-SF presents… 10th Annual Diwang Pinay Hearts Beating with the Movement Sunday, December 9, 2012 The Women’s Building 3543 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110 $10-20 sliding scale $7 Youth 10-17 years old w/ student ID Free for children 10 years old and under Join us for a night of...

No Matter Who Wins the Elections, the People Must Continue Organizing for Genuine Change—BAYAN-USA

Press Statement November 5, 2012 Reference: Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson, BAYAN USA, email: chair@bayanusa.org No Matter Who Wins the Elections, the People Must Continue Organizing for Genuine Change—BAYAN-USA As the corporate media zeroes in on the 2012 US Presidential election, which will determine who will assume the role of the main spokesperson and commander-in-chief for the largest...

Advancing the Philippine Women’s Struggle on Philippine Women’s Day of Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2012 Reference: Valerie Francisco, Chairperson, gabrielawomen@gmail.com Advancing the Philippine Women’s Struggle on Philippine Women’s Day of Protest  Twenty-nine years ago, Filipina women took their struggle to the streets of Manila during the heightened political repression of the Marcos era. It was October 28, and the women marked it as the National Women’s Day of Protest...
PHILIPPINE CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT ATTACKS FREEDOM OF SPEECH

PHILIPPINE CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT ATTACKS FREEDOM OF SPEECH

For Immediate Release October 8, 2012 Contact: Valerie Francisco, Chairperson, gabrielawomen@gmail.com PHILIPPINE CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT ATTACKS FREEDOM OF SPEECH GABRIELA-USA JOINS INTERNATIONAL CALL TO REPEAL!   The passage of the “Cybercrime Prevention Act” in the Philippines is an assault to every freedom-loving person’s right to free speech, expression, articulation and critical thought, and a burden to...