n October 2012, the United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice issued a joint statement calling on governments of the world to repeal their adultery laws because they led to discrimination and violence against women. In spite of these, in August 2013, first-time lawmaker Edcel “Grex” Lagman filed House Bill No. 2352 to amend the provision on adultery under the Revised Penal Code. HB 2352 seeks to penalize married spouses who have sexual intercourse with same-sex partners. >>>
VSO releases a new report, "Women in Power: beyond access to influence in a post-2015 world", putting a spotlight on gender inequality at all levels of society.
It draws on the experiences of VSO volunteers and women’s rights campaigners from around the world to provide real-life stories that illustrate some of the barriers women face in political participation.