2/14: One Billion Rising to Fight Violence Against Women!

February 14, 2013 — all over the world. One billion will rise to Strike, Dance and Rise to create awareness and stand in solidarity to end all forms of violence against women. Today, one in every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. In the Philippines, one woman is beatenContinue reading “2/14: One Billion Rising to Fight Violence Against Women!”

12/5: Stop the Mining, Stop the Killings — Action at X-Strata San Jose

December 5th, San Jose, CA. As part of the 10 days of action to Stop the Mining, Stop the Killings in the Philippines, Anakbayan Silicon Valley and our allies will have an action  at X-strata recycling center, the sole US branch of Xstrata plc, the mining group responsible for the deaths of the pregnant JuvyContinue reading “12/5: Stop the Mining, Stop the Killings — Action at X-Strata San Jose”

Caregiver Research (CARE) Project

The Caregiver Research (CARE) Project is a project being led by the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS), ABSV, and other members of the community. It is a “community-based participatory research” project on Filipino caregivers in Santa Clara County, which basically means that those doing the research are Filipino caregivers themselves. We believe thatContinue reading “Caregiver Research (CARE) Project”

Final Push for CA AB 889: Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

NAFCON-NorCal (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns-Northern California) to help push for the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights or AB 889. What is AB 889? This bill “will end generations of exclusions from basic labor protections. It will include housekeepers, childcare providers & caregivers and provide these workers with: (1) overtime pay, (2) meal &Continue reading “Final Push for CA AB 889: Domestic Worker Bill of Rights”