All posts by Diana G. Mendoza

Diana G. Mendoza is an independent journalist and communications professional who loves to walk and daydream.

“Baby factory” relocates but still with grim pregnancies

“There’s a 14-year-old girl. She was raped by her father and older brother.” Fe Madrid, the chief nurse overseeing Ward 4 of the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, looked at the rows of girls and women […]

Wonder Woman and wondering about feminism

Entertainment news reports say that by its second month, Wonder Woman has broken box office records into becoming the top grossing live-action film, generating more than US$800 million worldwide since it opened in early June […]

Women and power: being politicians without posts

 The situation of Vice President Leni Robredo resonates throughout the lives of many women. Some women who have found their voice and attained some kind of power are in predicaments of being given opportunities to […]

AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

This article first appeared in Rappler MANILA, Philippines – “A friend of a friend,” was how visual artist Boyet de Mesa described his closest encounter with a person living with HIV – knowing someone with this […]

Leticia Ramos-Shahani: Her journey to women’s rights for the women of the world

“A practice is accepted as valid until you challenge it.” Career diplomat, senator, critic, and up to her last years, a farmer mulling over a better agricultural method to produce carabao milk and cheese, Leticia […]

Women’s RH rights stagger with TRO

Almost six million Filipino women of reproductive age who either want to space their pregnancies or stop having babies do not have the means to do so. Of the six million, two million are poor. […]

Fifteen minutes of green and blue

Ten years ago, the United Nations reported that more people live in urban regions than rural areas. The global organization said it expects more people to do so in the next years, but it has […]