By selling all kinds of items, ranging from books to clothes to handmade soaps to jewelery to trendy bags and other accessories, we are raising money for the Lumad school children. The Lumad are from various indigenous tribes in the Philippines who need our support because they have been driven from their homeland. More information about the Lumad will be shared in the event over the next few weeks. We hope everybody will attend and find something they like! All sales happen online due to Covid-19.
This event is brought to you by Women for Filipino Women and Children in cooperation with the Foundation for Filipino Children.
Welkom op onze online ukay-ukay (vlooienmarkt)! Door allerlei spulletjes te verkopen, variërend van boeken tot kleding en handgemaakte zeepjes tot sieraden tot trendy tassen en andere accessoires, zamelen we geld in voor de Lumad schoolkinderen. De Lumad zijn een inheemse stam in de Filippijnen die onze steun nodig hebben omdat ze van hun grondgebied zijn verdreven. Meer informatie over de Lumad wordt de komende weken tijdens het evenement gedeeld. We hopen dat iedereen komt en iets vindt dat ze leuk vinden! Alle verkoop vindt online plaats ivm corona.
Dit event wordt georganiseerd door Women for Filipino Women and Children, in samenwerking met Stichting Filippijnse Kinderen.
for Filipino Women and Children (WOW), International Women’s Alliance (IWA) –
Netherlands and the Foundation for Filipino Children (Stichting voor
invite you to a WEBINAR
Amidst DUTERTE’s “War on Drugs”: A mother’s
search for justice
3:00 pm Amsterdam, Netherlands
To get the link for Zoom, please pre-register: HERE
6:00 am Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, California / 7:00 am Guatemala City, Guatemala / 10:00 am Buenos Aires, Argentina / 1:00 pm Dakar, Senegal / 6:00 pm Karachi, Pakistan / 9:00 pm Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Manila, Philippines / 9:00 am EDT, Montreal, Canada and New York / 11:00 pm Melbourne, Australia / 4:00 pm Nairobi, Kenya and Amman, Jordan / 8:00 am Mexico City, Mexico / 3:00 pm Lusaka, Zambia
Pasco is a strong and courageous woman. She is the mother of Juan Carlos and
Crisanto Lozano, who were killed by the police on May 12, 2017. Like many other
victims of Duterte’s war on drugs, Nanay (mother) Llore seeks justice for her
two sons. She is with us to share her
pains as well as her hope in looking for justice, while holding on to the
collective strength of other mothers and families grieving yet fighting for the
loss of their loved ones. She is here to
share her story, her hope and her reason for fighting for justice.
Llore is an active leader of Rise Up for life and for rights, a network
of families of victims of drug related killings and human rights violations and
advocates to Stop the Killings!
Filipino Women and Children, or WOW, is an organization based in Utrecht, the
Netherlands. It is a founding member organization of the International Women’s
Alliance (IWA). Among its activities is generating solidarity support for women
and children in the Philippines.
International Women’s Alliance – the
Netherlands was just organized in 2020. Among its first activities was to
participate in the celebrations of International Working Women’s Day on March
7, 2020 in Utrecht, the Netherlands and in Amsterdam on March 8, 2020. Among
its other activities is linking up with women’s organizations in the
Foundation for Filipino Children: Established in 1993, committed to promoting the rights and welfare
of the Filipino child. It is a proud member of the International Coalition for
Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP).
Rise Up for Life and for Rights is an alliance that was started to respond to the upsurge in Drug-Related Killings (or Extra-Judical Killings since all these killings are because of a state policy under Duterte’s so-called “War on Drugs”) in the Philippines. Initiated by Church and human rights advocates as well as social activists, it is envisioned as an organization of survivors/ victims/families affected by the Drug-Related Killings with the solidarity and broad support from concerned citizens from across the country and around the world. Its secretariat is hosted by the Promotion of Church People’s Response in the Philippines.
The mountainous countryside of Mindanao, Southern Philippines is home to the indigenous Lumad communities whose lives are constantly threatened by militarization and state-sponsored attacks. Through sheer determination and with the help of non-governmental organizations, they were able to establish their own schools for the education of Lumad children based on a homegrown curriculum that respects and promotes their indigenous rights and way of life. Today, many of these Lumad schools have been forcibly closed as nearby communities evacuate their homes to flee from continuing threats, harassment and killings.
The Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen (Foundation for
Filipino Children) wishes to thank all who have helped us raise a total of €2257.06
for the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila. Donors come from Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Canada, the USA and
Your gift made a significant
difference to children like Katkat at the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila.
Life tries to go on in the Bakwit School for displaced Lumad children, but they have had to adjust to the heavy-handed military quarantine in Luzon.
“Food and other resources are a serious challenge in this time of enhanced quarantine since we can’t leave the premises”, Bakwit School teachers worry for the next few weeks and months with the enhanced quarantine that could cut off resources for the students.
We know that times are becoming difficult with much of the world experiencing fear, anxiety, and social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of experience is an everyday reality for many Filipinos, especially these Lumad students.
But amidst all these, we are reassured, more than ever, that it is the people’s collective movement that will defeat not just this virus but social inequality and injustices!
27 DECEMBER, Philippines – Lyn and Consie, officers of the Foundation for Filipino Children (Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen), visited the Lumad kids in UP Diliman, Quezon City. These children are the foundation’s beneficiary for its project, Support Lumad Bakwit Schools.
For the Lumad, it takes a village to raise a child and a movement to build schools.
In most far-flung communities of indigenous people, learning is a painstaking process. For a long time, the Philippine government has abandoned its responsibility in making education accessible for Lumad communities leaving them with no option but to walk for several hours just to get to the nearest public school.
But because of their eagerness to learn and develop their rich culture and tradition, Lumad communities persevered to establish their own learning institutions and programs with the help of faith-based groups and cause-oriented organizations. Their school curriculum is grounded on their culture and way of life that reflects their deep sense of identity as Lumad.
In response to the escalating human rights violations, the Save Our Schools (SOS) Network launched last year the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila as part of the campaign to highlight the issue of military attacks on Lumad schools while ensuring the continuity of the operation of Lumad community schools even in evacuation centers.
This school year, some seventy-two (72) students are again in Metro Manila, Bandam and Angel May only two among them. Follow their stories and help the Foundation for Filipino Children in amplifying their calls and advocacies!
The success of this work is only made possible through the help of people like you. This year, the fight of the Lumad for their right to education, land, and self-determination continues.
Let us all be part of the movement to build and support the Lumad Bakwit School!
from various indigenous and urban poor communities on Wednesday
participated in a human formation of a tree in Quezon City to promote
In observance of the
30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,
different groups organized the Children for Climate Justice event at the
Sunken Garden in UP Diliman.
The activity aimed to provide a
venue for children and youth to express their concern and grievances
over the violations on their rights, as well as the threats against the
Children’s group Salinlahi’s secretary-general Eule
Bonganay said the human formation activity is to give light to
“Such include the intention to exploit
the rich natural resources of Mindanao’s Pantaron Range through
submitting it to big mining companies,” he said in a statement.
Due to this, the Lumad and nearby communities will consequently vanish, Bonganay added.
also cited the Kaliwa Dam project as an example of environmental
plunder, saying it will harm the Dumagat and other nearby IP
Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast
Asia (ARCSEA) President Libertad Dipon said the event provided an
opportunity for children to exercise their rights and participate in
issues that are important to their sector.
“They were able to call
for states, including the Philippines, to declare a climate emergency
that would expedite a comprehensive climate adaptation and resiliency
package—which will provide long-term ecosystems protection and
restoration, disaster risk reduction, and economic and social
protection—and to address the human rights implications of the climate
crisis,” he said.
The Children for Climate Justice was led by the
Save our Schools Network with its member organizations and collaborators
Salinlahi, Climate Strike Diliman, Sandiwa Network of Advocates for
National Minority Rights, Climate Change Network of Community-Based
Initiatives (CCNCI), and ARCSEA. — Joviland Rita/BM, GMA News