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my list of interview options

Hello everyone! I haven't been able to talk and interview my partner and work on our bios as I havent received any contact from my friend LIBA. I hope we'll be able to meet soonest as I am already excited to do our 1st assignment.

I'm moving on the the next part which is the listing of women activists that I would like to interview. I have two choices :

Leticia Pangilinan Garcia is a woman activist who is active in the local women's movement here in our place. She's working on an initiative that helps the prostituted women in the community through education, advocacy and provision of alternative livelihood. Some would perhaps raise their eyebrow and think that prostituted women don't need help since they enter the profession by choice. But working with them, Leticia thinks otherwise. Many women were forced into prostitution because of poverty and life's circumstances such as becoming a victim of incest rape. She believes that they are among the most vulnerable and are among the most exploited. It would be interesting to know what shes doing and how her work impacts on these women.

Attorney Beverly Musni is a fearless human right advocate and a local leader here. She represents the KARAPATAN, a human rights watchdog here. Her life is dedicated to the protection of the rights and the defense of marginalized people whose rights are being violated.She is very active in rallying the people to oppose the government's effort to extend the term of our unpopular president which is due to end next year. She believes that the government must be made accountable to the people.Despite threats, she remains steadfast in her political conviction. Where does she gets her strength? How does she deals with these threats? We could derive inspiration from her life.

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JaniceW's picture

Great choices

Ma Chona, this is indeed a difficult choice as both are quite powerful women and I am sure they would each provide an interesting interview. Ms. Garcia, it seems, would bring a more emotional perspective to her interview and no doubt, her story would be filled with compassion. Ms. Musni, I imagine, would present a very strong and compelling story where her background as an attorney has empowered her with a passionate and powerful call for justice. It is difficult to choose as both would provide insightful and informative interviews. Do you favour one over the other?

Whichever you choose, I know it will be a strong interview. Best wishes...

Maria de Chirikof's picture

tough choice!

Leticia Pangilinan Garcia sounds like the kind I would love to hear about, those seeing beyond the what to the 'why' of woman who are prostitutes. It is really important to raise awareness about these woman who life has dealt a really hard blow and to see that there is hope for them yet if we are willing to see them as people.

Attorney Beverly Musni sounds like the kind I would love to be around to feel her energy and passion and commitment for others. I think it is really important to introduce these woman to a wider audience and create a lot of strong woman role models for girls to read about and be inspired by.

I agree with Janice, tough choice! I look forward to reading it, whichever one you choose.

Maria

ma.chona lasaca's picture

Hi sisters!

Thank you for validating the observation that the life and work of these two women activists i've listed down are quite compelling .I do have tough choices before me. At any rate, even if i will only choose one, i think i will still interview the other one and post it in my journal as well. Thanks Maria and Janice !

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