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On a forum centered on women's life, dignity, and human rights attended by Senator Leila de Lima , teachers, students and women's ...
On a forum centered on women's life, dignity, and human rights attended by Senator Leila de Lima, teachers, students and women's groups welcomed her with warmth as she delivered her speech.
She cried that the statements made by Pres. Duterte and the actions of his cohorts are ways of violating her rights as a woman and as a human being.
“With no less than their leader calling me an immoral woman, a woman of the world who should be ashamed of herself and therefore should hang myself, while he himself confessed unfaithful, womanizer, proud womanizer. If that is not sexism, what is?” de Lima exclaimed.
Although the fact that she is not perfect is recognized by the senator, she claims that her mistakes in life wouldn't go to the extent of betraying the country.
In lieu of the many struggles and controversies she is going through at the moment, de Lima challenges the audience to stand up for their rights and to always keep their dignity and integrity intact amid attempts to degrade the value of women in society.
“There is truth to the role of women as nurturers. We need to nurture our own dignity in order to win back our true democracy. What we have now is mobbed role and madness,” she added in her speech.
The senator admitted to drawing her strength from her family and those who still believes in her innocence despite all the issues her name is tagged in.