Country: the Philippines

Amazing Grace

Grace Padaca, accountant turned broadcaster, succeeded in toppling a 40 year old family dynasty to become the first female Governor of Isabela province – without the backing of money, or a mainstream Filipino political party. She brings a very different

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Snapshots of Change, South East Asia and the Pacific

Reconciling Differences

Ten years ago the Philippines government eagerly signed up to the Cairo agreement to give individuals and families right to choose if, when and how many children to have. But with the Catholic Church consistently blocking new legislation on education

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Real to Reel, South East Asia and the Pacific

In Conflict and In Peace

In 2000 Samira Usman, her husband and four children were forced to flee their home in Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines, after war was declared between the Filipino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, fuelled by religious

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South East Asia and the Pacific, Why Women Count

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