Sexual Health and Empowerment: Briefer on Teenage Pregnancy

April 1, 2022

Teenage pregnancy was declared a national social emergency by the Philippine government in 2019 and is a compelling advocacy issue in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. This Briefer on Teenage Pregnancy serves as a succinct reference material and guide for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Women’s Rights Organizations (WROs), government agencies, service […]

Safety in Solidarity: How Understanding the Gendered Needs of Communities Means Safety for All

February 8, 2021

In this briefing note, Nastasia L. Tysmans highlights four key insights from the report which ought to urge us even more to integrate practices of solidarity into ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19. It’s not too late to implement a gender-sensitive and effective decision-making strategy to mitigate the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups […]

Intersecting Injustices: The links between social norms, access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and violence against women and girls

December 1, 2020

In the Philippines, poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of women and girls is a grave public health challenge: one in five girls is a mother by age 19, two-thirds of women are not using any form of birth control, and more than a third of women’s pregnancies are unwanted. This study provides insights into […]

TAKING SPACE: A Snapshot of Child, Early, and Forced Marriage — Insights from Oxfam and partners’ work in the Philippines

August 20, 2020

Women and girls have fundamental human rights. When they are forced to marry at an early age, these rights get violated. It also hinders them from enjoying good psychological and physical well-being. Approximately 24% of 1,058 respondents (997 females, 61 males) from Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi were married before the age of18. […]

Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights In Mindanao, Philippines

May 1, 2020

  A study of how discriminatory norms jeopardize the sexual and reproductive health, safety, and rights of women and girls in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Caraga, Philippines   The “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Mindanao” report provides insights into the social norms and other factors that prevent access […]

Braving Disruptions, Building Relationships: Lessons on promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights and addressing violence against women and girls in the Philippines

September 1, 2019

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and is key to eliminating poverty because it unlocks full human potential and accelerates sustainable development. Oxfam Pilipinas implemented projects to transform unequal power relations, unjust structures, and harmful social norms to ensure the protection of women’s rights and the promotion of gender equality. This learning brief aims […]