- City, State: Quezon, Metro Manila
- Geographic Location: Asia
- Languages: Filipino
My friends call me Rin and an International Studies graduate of Miriam College. I am fond working in a team and I love creating a happy environment. I am a bit of an introvert but I am friendly. Although people perceive me as someone who does not take things seriously, I prioritize my goals and my work. I joined IMOW to get some global insights from different women around the world. Reading articles/Watching posted vids here has changed me my perspective in life, womanhood, and society.
Exhibit change by:
Change comes from the inside of person and it is a slow process. Change can be a philosophy in life, a practice, to change for the better. I get motivation from what is happening around me. What can I do to help myself develop or other people to change their lives for good? I think about what changes I have to take to make things happen. The importance of learning the root causes of conflicts and issues gave me a way on how to interact with other people more and understand them better. I used to volunteer for a school organization. Now that I am working, whenever they need volunteers, I will still try and give away time to help. I think that alone exhibits change.
I'm passionate about:
I am interested in issues involving health. I would like to volunteer for medical and dental civic actions if possible.
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The International Violence Against Women Act
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.
Help End Women's Poverty: Support the GROWTH Act
The Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act would address some of the most critical economic barriers women that keep women in poor countries from earning an income, barriers such as unequal property rights, lack of access to credit and trade, and poor wages and working conditions.
For the GROWTH Act to be passed, it needs concerned citizens to urge Congress to support it. Send an automatic letter to your Senators and Representatives asking them to support the bill.
Sign a Condolence Card and Show Your Allegiance to Farm Workers
Add your name to the online condolence card for the family of Maria Isabel, 17-year old heat stroke victim and pledge to do what you can so that other farm worker families do not have to suffer the agony that their family is enduring.
Put an End to Voter Intimidation
The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act is an important tool for safeguarding fair elections in the United States. Add your name to the petition to get this bill passed in the US senate. -- English
Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!
It's estimated that 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be the victim of violence or abuse at some point in their lives. This must stop.
The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), is a bill now before Congress that, if passed, would, for the first time, comprehensively incorporate these solutions into all U.S. foreign assistance programs - solutions such as promoting women's economic opportunity, addressing violence against girls in school, and working to change public attitudes - bring about transformational change. Please urge Congress to make the IVAWA a reality for the millions of women worldwide it would affect by signing the petition.
End Repressive Laws Targeting Women in Sudan
Sudanese women urge the Government of Sudan to: - Cease the use of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments. - Guarantee the procedural rights of women accessing the justice system at all times. - Guarantee respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the country in accordance with the National Interim Constitution (NIC) and regional and international human rights standards. - Commit to the promotion of positive culture of respecting women of Sudan and enhance their contribution and protect their wellbeing through adopting laws and polices in accordance with Sudan constitutions and international and regional obligations. - Support and facilitate women access to the justice system safely and with dignity, through provision of training and education on the rights of women to law enforcement and other Sudan justice system mechanisms.
Stamp Out Loneliness
Donate new Forever postage stamps for women who are incarcerated so they can communicate with their loved ones.
Submit your work to be considered for Economica or to appear in your personal profile.
Here we present images of women in today's Filipino economy. The economic crisis has led women to become active participants in the labor market; many women end up working in the informal sector. These women depict how Filipinas meet their family's basic necessities despite difficult circumstances by being practical and resourceful.