PILIPINA Legal Resources Center (PLRC)

Philippines

Email: pilipinalegal@yahoo.com

Tel: + 63-82 234 3711; mobile: +63- 917 701 9873 Fax: +63-82 234 3711

Contact person:
Isabelita Solamo Antonio: isabelita_solamo@yahoo.com

About:

The PILIPINA Legal Resources Center (PLRC), founded in 1982, is a social development agency which implements development programmes concerning women and the law. Its founders are members of PILIPINA, the Filipino national feminist movement. Over the years, PLRC has engaged in legislative and policy advocacy, legal literacy, organisational development, research, technical support and publication. PLRC also works with various local, national and international networks on women, law and development programmes.

Areas of work:

Women’s rights as human rights; peace; women in politics; gender mainstreaming; research on legal and judicial reform of the Shari’a Court System; ethnicity/multiculturalism/ development work in Mindanao; policy research; developing gender focused research methodologies; participatory popular education & training; successor generation mentoring; development law; Muslim customary practices/ religious laws/ statutory law; and reproductive rights and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights.

Project examples among various others:

ISLA Verde Project

PLRC connected the informal settlers of the Davao City’s coastal danger areas to the city’s policy making structures and legislative committee for housing, for relocation plans and design of relocation areas. The homes in these coastal areas were very recently destroyed by storm surges and the monsoon.

Poverty Studies in Davao Province and Surigao del Norte

PLRC is currently conducting a poverty baseline study in Davao province and Surigao del Norte with Millennium Challenge Account- Phil and the Ateneo de Naga’s Research Center.

Networking

PLRC actively works with PILIPINA Davao, Mincode, Philssa, Code NGO, Coalition for Sexual & Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).

Address:

44 Narra St., Nova Tierra, Lanang, Davao City, 8000 Philippines