National Training on Feminist Legal Advocacy

The “National Training on Feminist Legal Advocacy” was conducted last February 17-20, 2015 at Alta Roca Resort in Antipolo.

The training brought together a total of 16 women development workers of diverse backgrounds from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao: lawyers and legal practitioners whose works include providing legal assistance to women and advocating pro-women laws and policies; women community organizers responsible for creating women’s committee in unions and organizing women in factory workers; a scholar and academic who looks at ways on how to uphold gender-responsiveness in the curriculum and in the programs of the university; staff of the government and non-government organizations carrying different advocacies concerning women such as trafficking, indigenous people, migration, health and technology-related violence against women. The training covered four days of extensive discussions and exchanges on feminist legal theory and its applications, where participants were able to

  • explain the feminist legal theory and women’s human rights frameworks;
  • articulate a critical view of the Philippine legal system in relation to women;
  • explain and apply a feminist framework to legal assistance for women;
  • describe and use a feminist legal analysis in legal review and law reform; and
  • identify political and other creative strategies to address women’s realities in the context of the limitation of traditional tools of the legal system

The training was supported by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development.

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