LGBT Women of One Billion Rising in the Philippines

Students from an all-girls' school in Manila, Philippines, demonstrating for One Billing Rising. (Photo: AP)

Students from an all-girls’ school in Manila, Philippines, demonstrating for One Billing Rising. (Photo: AP)

BY MATTHEW RODGERS
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Philippines LGBT rights group GANDA Filipinas joined women across the world for the One Billion Rising (OBR) in the largest gathering of mass action to stop violence against women and girls in history last week. Among the women present in the Southeast Asian country were a large number of transgender women.

GANDA Filipinas founder Naoimi Fontana told 429 Magazine that they joined OBR “in solidarity with women including transgender women the world over who continue to experience gender-based violence and abuse.” She continued to say, “We recognize human rights work as highly intersectional.”

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