Saturday, October 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

International Women's Day '09

Ang hinungdan sa pagmartsa, 175 ka langyaw nga trabahanteng kababayen-an ang nasunog sa Triangle Shirt Factory sa Distrito sa New York. Gitrangkahan sa nagdumala ang mga bintana para walay mangawat ug mapasiguro nga walay mu-iskapo sa oras nga tingtrabaho. Wala sila nakagawas, nangamatay ug nasunog.

Sa Europa, daghang kababayen-an ang nag-antos ug trabaho bisan barato ang sweldo tungod sa kalisod.

Kini nga trahedya, maoy nahimong hinungdn sa pagprotesta sa lain-laing grupo sa kababyen-an sa tibuok kalibutan. Sa Marso 8, 1910, usa ka grupo sa Germany nga panguluhan ni Clara Zetkin, maoy nagpasi-ugda nga ang Marso 8, maoy isaulog nga International Women's Day.

Sa tuig 1975, ang United Nations (Kahugpunan sa mga Nasyon) mideklarar nga 1975 ngadto 1985 mao ang International Women's Decade. Sa pagkakaron 169 ka nasud ang nagsaulog sa maong okasyon hasta diri sa Pilipinas pinasubay sa maong balaud.

Ang International Women's Day maoy panawagan, pakigbisog para mahatagan ug kaangayan ang kahimtang sa panarbaho sa kababayen-an sama sa maayong pagtratar kaseguruhan, maki-angayung kita ug nagkaigong serbisyo ug respito sa katungod sa kababayen-an.

Gisaulog nato kini aron mapaila nga kinahanglan ta makahibalo sa atong katungod ug dignidad. Hatagan nato ug bili ang kontribusyon sa babaye ngadto sa pamilya, katilingban, ug nasud.

Ang pinakadakung tumong ining kasaulogan mao ang pagpakita nga ang babaye kaabag sa kalalakin-an sa pakigbisug alang sa makiangayon ug malinawon nga katilingban.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Rural Women Initiatives for Transformation & Empowerment

Rural Women Initiatives for Transformation & Empowerment


Rural Women Initiatives for Transformation & Empowerment project will be implemented in two (2) municipalities in the province namely: Mabinay and Jimalalud. The choice of the municipalities was based on the poverty map of Peace and Equity Foundation where these municipalities are considered priority development areas. The location of the municipalities also ensure that Tuburan programs is strategically spread and reaches out to larger number of women. Mabinay is located in the central part while Jimalalud is located in the northern part of the province.
Mabinay is about 87 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital-Dumaguete City. A land lock municipality, Mabinay claims a total land area of 36,226.35. It is composed of 32 barangays making it one of the biggest municipality in the province. Mabinay has a population of 67,001 with a growth rate of 4.10% which is high for an interior town. The average household size in 1990 was 5 per household. Mabinay is an agricultural town with agriculture as the main source of economic activity. The result of scanning by Tuburan show that 95% of the respondents do not own lands.
Jimalalud, a 4th class municipality, is located in the northern part of the province and is about 97.7 kilometers from Dumaguete City. It has a total land area of of about 14,673 hectares. Total population is 26,756 with an average household size of 5.2. Of the 28 barangays, 8 are located in the coastal area while 20 are situated inland. Like Mabinay, Jimalalud is an agricultural town. It is one of the poorest municipality in terms of income and one of the lowest in Internal Revenue Allotment.


A. Vision
A community of women, men, and families living in justice, mutuality, well being and hope, in harmony with the whole of creation.

B. Mission
Enabling women in Oriental Negros, especially the disadvantaged in rural areas, to uphold their human rights, articulate and act on their common goals with regard to society, culture and the natural environment.

C. Goals
By end of 2023, Tuburan aims to have achieved the following end results:
1. Empowered rural women and communities capable of adequately responding to and addressing women’s issues and problems;
2. Increased women’s participation in governance;
3. Institutionalization of community mechanisms protecting all forms of gender-based violence
4. Increased initiatives of women and communities for the protection of the environment

The peasant women is Tuburan’s target group. Moreover, women in fishing and women in the minority groups, if any, will be the beneficiaries of the core program components in the project sites.

Community Organizing
Facilitates capacity-building of women to organize and effectively manage their organizations so that they can respond to their identified needs, support sustainable programs and be effective agents for social change. Different types of organizations may be formed.
Knowledge and Capability Building
Raises awareness on discrimination against oppression of women and their potentials. Activities include seminar-workshops on women’s issues and concerns, gender awareness, governance, environment and health, training of second-line leaders a modules development.
Advocacy and Networking
Facilitates for campaigns, mobilizations, alliance-building to promote women’s rights and participation in community affairs. Conducts interventions in VAWC (Violence Against Women and their Children) cases in cooperation with government agencies and non-government and people’s organization.

Economic Empowerment
Provide opportunities for women to engage in principled and financially rewarding economic activities that would help them gain access to and control of resources. Trainings and seed capital, financial assistance for livelihood projects and small business enterprises e.g. individual IGPs, family entrepreneurship, food services are made available to women’s organization.

Organize women associations
Backyard gardening
Gender workshops & trainings
Engagement with LGUs

Three (3) years

Tuburan for Rural Women Empowerment and Development, Incorporated in partnership of EED, the Local Government Unit of Sta. Catalina, Mabinay and Jimalalud.

EED & Heifer Int’l Philippines