End Rainbow Violence
In celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), SPARK Philippines launched the #EndRainbowViolence Movement through an event that featured a gallery of stories of discrimination, marginalization, and prejudice together with an open mic, to maximize the chance of spreading awareness, sharing stories, and being heard.
The partners were the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Manila and Embassy of Canada in the Philippines who co-organized the movement launch with us. Terre des hommes, Mindanao Pride, Kumu, Z Hostel Philippines, PLUD, and INQUIRER.net InqPOP were the official online media partner.
The campaign was under another larger movement called ‘Respect to Naman’. Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, UN Women, The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, SPARK! Philippines, and Empower collaboratied for #RespetoNaman, a Nationwide Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence. The goal of the project is to spark a sustainable movement across the nation to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence in the Philippines through campaigning for awareness, empowerment, and policy.
Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Embassy of the Netherlands in the Philippines and the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrate IDAHOT 2018 (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia) on MAY 16, 2018 530pm to 830pm at the Dutch Ambassador’s Residence in Makati City.
More info HERE
Event: Illuminates of the Spectra – Courage and Ally Awards
Date: May 17, 2019
Info: Illuminates of the Spectra in Silliman University, Philippines will be awarding a member of the LGBTQ+ plus for her efforts in social justice and inclusion. Courage Award: Lawyer Regal Oliva is the founder of BASILBAN – a gay rights organization while she was a student in Silliman. She was instrumental in the crafting of the LGBTQI code in Mandaue City (a first in Asia). She has fought for gender justice in different forms and remains one of the most prominent voices in the cause in the Philippines. Ally Award : The Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Dumaguete City has been one of the staunchest allies for gender inclusion in the Province and in the country. As young leaders, they have set the tone in the language and action of tolerance and acceptance.