Women's Legal and Human Rights Bureau (Philippines)

The Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) is a feminist legal non-government organization from Philippines composed of women’s rights activists and advocates since 1990.

WLB’s main thrust is to engage in feminist legal advocacy work – pursuing policies and programs that uphold the rights and interests of Filipino women, conducting information-education communication campaigns to raise public awareness and actions on women’s issues, undertaking training and research with other women’s groups to build knowledge and capabilities for stronger campaigning and advocacy engagements on women’s rights; and promoting alternative feminist lawyering in line with the institutional mission to defend and advance women’s rights.

Their current challenge is to strategically expand their focus to include women’s economic, social and cultural rights as part of its advocacy, seeking to maximize gains won by women in such arenas as the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, other UN agencies and international organizations.

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