#GirlDefenders at the Senate

On March 4, 2020, Senator Risa Hontiveros and fellow #GirlDefenders from Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and Metro Manila held a consultation and ‘kumustahan’ a few minutes before the sponsorship speech of the bill prohibiting child marriage. During the consultation, Senator Hontiveros vowed that as #GirlDefender, she would stay committed to crafting laws that will protect women and girls from all forms of violence.