Experts, advocates express concerns about the ‘unseen crisis of unintended pregnancy’

8 June 2022 – Nearly half of all pregnancies worldwide—or about 121 million—are unintended, prompting experts and advocates from international agencies, governments and civil societies to band together and sound the alarm on what has been widely deemed an “unseen crisis” on a global scale. This was revealed following the release of the 2022 State […]

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LEAVE NO ISF BEHIND: HOUSING RIGHTS ADVOCATES CALL TO SOLVE THE 6.7 MILLION HOUSING BACKLOG

October 28, 2022

In the proposed 2023 budget being deliberated in Senate, the budget for the housing sector went down by 48% – from 7.67 billion in 2022 to 4.029 billion pesos for 2023. The amount is only 4% of the entire 2023 proposed budget. With this significant decrease in the budget for the housing sector, what is the assurance that the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino program will be implemented successfully and that the government will meet the 6M housing unit target by 2028?

Young Leaders’ Call to Action: Tax Tobacco to the Max!

October 15, 2022

More than 20 delegates of the Young Leaders Program (YLP) committed to pursue the advocacy for higher taxes on tobacco products during the knowledge-building session held on October 1, organized by the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the Child Rights Network (CRN) The session tackled the concept of tobacco taxation as […]