Filipino Women Unite and Stand Up for their Rights!
Since its inception in 1998, KAISA KA has been advancingthe rights and welfare of womenwho are usually in the periphery of development and most often, the victims of natural and man-made disasters, economic crisis and militarism fomented by globalization.
Women from various sectors—peasants, workers, students, urban poor and indigenous people—have made possible the formation of KAISA KA chapters in different regions and provinces throughout the Philippines.
Filipino women now believe that, armed with the timely information and tools of analysis and skills, women with readiness to work, can be empowered to address their situation collectively, with resolve and gains.
Our CampaignsKAISA Ka has been actively advancing women’s rights in the following campaigns:
ØAnti-globalization campaign which focuses on feminization of labor contractualization, feminization of migration and on the impact on women of privatization of social services—such as water, electricity, reproductive health and education—worsening poverty and prostitution.
ØOpposition to the US War and Militarism for all of its barbarity including rape as a war weapon, women’s bodies as war booty, dislocation of women, environmental destruction, violence against women in situations of armed conflict.
ØEnvironmental and energy issues, specifically, their effects on women’s health, livelihood and access to resources.
ØHeightened Political Repression and its toll on women’s lives, its implications on women’s mobility and freedom to organize
KAISA KA asserts the women’s perspective on all issues related to globalization, militarism, political repression and the environment.
KAISAKA addresses these issues by waging national campaigns on education and information dissemination via mainstream and alternative media, political mobilization and by organizing women. It continuously organizes mass mobilizations to call public attention to issues affecting women and put pressure on government (e.g. street marches and pickets in front of government offices as well as multinational corporations’ offices and banks).
KAISAKA actively participates in national, regional and International networks and conferences such as the World Social Forum (WSF), the International Women’s Network against Militarism, the World March of Women (WMW), the International Solidarity, and Conference on Redress (ISCR) among others. It also supports and whenever possible, it participates in the campaigns of peoples, especially of women in the different parts of the world.
Among Our Activities (2004 to 2008)
Women’s War Watch that monitors and documents abuses perpetrated by military forces on women in war-torn communities and in areas where US-Philippine forces conduct military exercises.
Fact Finding on toxic wastes and their effects in the Texas Instruments Plant in Baguio City
Yearly Peace Cycle, an anti-wars-of-aggression campaign in collaboration with Peace Cycle Japan
Full Support for the Struggle for Justice of the Japanese Imperial Army’s Mass Rape Victims (The Malaya Lolas of Mapanique)
Education Campaign on the law on Violence against Women and Children among students and teachers
and on the Anti-Sexual Harassment Law and building of mechanisms for the latter in several factories
Forums and Mass Actions for the Abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement in connection with the dislocation of families and other attendant problems
Campaign to Stop the Construction/Operation of a Coal Plant (an anti-pollution campaign in collaboration with local campaign organizations and governments
Campaign on the Subic Rape Case: Justice for Nicole, Justice for Our Nation
Stop Killing Mothers Campaign (Campaign against Extra-judicial Execution of Women)
Campaign against Abuse of Filipino Women Workers in Kuwait
Women against Contractualization
Campaign against the US-led War in Mindanao and its Impact on Women