Philippines: Widespread Violence against Poor Women
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Philippines: Widespread Violence against Poor Women

A National Demographic and Health Survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority in 2017 revealed that one in four Filipino women aged between 15 and 49 experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence committed by their husband or partner.

Lawyer Patricia Miranda, policy advisor of the international aid agency Oxfam in the Philippines, said “structural violence deepens the system of violence against women and children.”

She said social structures and institutions, including the community, “harm women by preventing them from meeting basic needs and rights.”

Source: UCANews

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