Sunday, September 19, 2010

No Expulsion for Pregnant Unmarried Students, Teachers and More for Women Rights

I oftentimes say to my students that our country, Philippines, is way too discriminating when it comes to gender issues. For one, married women are not easily hired, then, social and legal bias on adultery on both sides are quite an issue too.

And, being in school for over a decade, I had seen punishments among pregnant unmarried teachers and students who had to leave school because of their unacceptable state.

But, effective July 2010, the unmarried pregnant women are protected already from expulsion under the new implementing rules and regulations of Magna Carta for Women. This along with other gender - issues were repelled and shall soon be revised to give equal justice to both sexes.

Read the complete article from United Nations Development Programme.

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