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  • Organisation

    The Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau Inc. (WLB), formerly Women’s Legal Bureau, was established in 1990 by feminist human rights advocates wanting to effectively address the prejudices suffered by Filipino women before the law and in the legal system. WLB emerged as the first consciously feminist legal organisation pushing for feminist legal advocacy as a strategy for the promotion and defence of women’s human rights. Its mission today is primarily to actively engage in advocacy together with other women’s groups to transform the law and the legal system, and engage its institutions, towards the empowerment of women, especially in the grassroots. This is being pursued in furtherance of the right of women to self-determination and the advancement of their dignity, rights and leadership, in concert with national and global movements for alternative development.

    • Organisation

      The Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau Inc. (WLB), formerly Women’s Legal Bureau, was established in 1990 by feminist human rights advocates wanting to effectively address the prejudices suffered by Filipino women before the law and in the legal system. WLB emerged as the first consciously feminist legal organisation pushing for feminist legal advocacy as a strategy for the promotion and defence of women’s human rights. Its mission today is primarily to actively engage in advocacy together with other women’s groups to transform the law and the legal system, and engage its institutions, towards the empowerment of women, especially in the grassroots. This is being pursued in furtherance of the right of women to self-determination and the advancement of their dignity, rights and leadership, in concert with national and global movements for alternative development.

    • Project

      Nothing About Us Without Us: Amplifying Voices of Marginalised Sectors in Masbate, Zambales and Samar is a 2-year project by the Womens Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) implemented in Luzon and Visayas regions. It focuses on strengthening the capacities of women facing exploitation and abuse, women in disaster situations, indigenous women, and young women, in demanding the state’s obligation to address systemic discrimination against women, especially marginalised women. This is done by working closely with three people’s organisations that take the lead in influencing local governments to support the meaningful participation of women in development processes.

      WLB works closely with the Ayta (IP) women leaders in Cabangan, Zambales and the women victims-survivors of typhoon Haiyan in Marabut Samar, all under its core program – the Engendering the Barangay Justice System (EBJS) Program. The EBJS led to capacitating community women to demand accountability of the local government. It also yielded critical partnerships with local government units and agencies that supports and actively facilitates women organising in their localities. Hence, WLB seeks to replicate these gains and expand the reach through the Voice-funded project.

  • Project

    Nothing About Us Without Us: Amplifying Voices of Marginalised Sectors in Masbate, Zambales and Samar is a 2-year project by the Womens Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) implemented in Luzon and Visayas regions. It focuses on strengthening the capacities of women facing exploitation and abuse, women in disaster situations, indigenous women, and young women, in demanding the state’s obligation to address systemic discrimination against women, especially marginalised women. This is done by working closely with three people’s organisations that take the lead in influencing local governments to support the meaningful participation of women in development processes.

    WLB works closely with the Ayta (IP) women leaders in Cabangan, Zambales and the women victims-survivors of typhoon Haiyan in Marabut Samar, all under its core program – the Engendering the Barangay Justice System (EBJS) Program. The EBJS led to capacitating community women to demand accountability of the local government. It also yielded critical partnerships with local government units and agencies that supports and actively facilitates women organising in their localities. Hence, WLB seeks to replicate these gains and expand the reach through the Voice-funded project.

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