Here’s a collab we never knew we needed until now: Liza Soberano teaming up with Gabriela Youth, the youth arm of national women’s alliance GABRIELA. The organization revealed in a tweet that the actress is one of the guest speakers for the webinar called “Mga Tinig ni Nene: Reclaiming Our Voice on the International Day of the Child.” On Oct. 13 (that’s today, in case you’ve lost track of the days), she will be joining acclaimed women activists in discussing issues faced by girls and young women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guess who's our mysterious special guest for "Mga Tinig ni Nene: Reclaiming Our Voice on the International Day of the Child" tomorrow!
— Gabriela Youth (@gabrielayouthph) October 12, 2020
Register to join the free Zoom event at 6 p.m. so you can chime in on the conversation. Gabriela Youth secretary-general Clarice Palce will tackle the general situation of young women in the country. Andria Vera of Alyansa ng mga Residente sa Katuparan Youth will share her struggle for decent housing and quality education in Tondo. Atty. Minnie Lopez of Gabriela Services and Executive Director of Children’s Rehabilitation Center Nikki Aserios will talk about their experiences in providing legal and psychosocial services for young women.
On Sept. 24, Soberano spoke up against rape threats and shared how perpetrators must meet consequences when she filed a criminal complaint against a netizen who made a rape remark about her. Her legal counsel said in a statement regarding the move, “Ms. Soberano reminds us once again that women must be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their status in life.”
Soberano is one of the Filipino celebs who’ve been increasingly outspoken about their stand on national and women’s issues in recent months. We’re looking forward to more from her in the future.
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