More than 5 billion people have unmet justice needs globally, according to a 2019 study by the World Justice Project. Due to discrimination and gender inequality, justice has been increasingly inaccessible for women and girls. The pandemic has also worsened the state of gender justice in recent years, given the rise in gender-based violence and implementation of policies that fail to account for gender-specific needs during the pandemic. 

Facing the gender justice gap head on is Minority Floor Leader MP Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia, a women’s rights advocate and legislator in the Bangsamoro parliament. She has filed bills promoting gender justice in the region such as the Women’s Caucus Bill and the  Internally Displaced Persons Rights Bill.

On July 31, she will join the Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC)-BARMM in a special episode of “Babae, Usap Tayo,” where she will discuss gender justice in the context of the Bangsamoro region. The episode will stream online at 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on the BWC-BARMM at Radyo Bandera Facebook pages, with a simulcast on Radyo Bandera News TV and 105.3 DXJN FM in Cotabato City. 

Babae, Usap Tayo is part of the BWC’s tri-media campaign tackling women’s rights and empowerment while promoting gender equality, women’s welfare, and the prevention of Violence Against Women and Children and Gender-Based Violence.