We believe that indigenous women are among the least heard but mostly affected by the increasing poverty, hunger, devastation of the environment, and depletion of natural resources. We are part of the struggles against all and different forms of discrimination, violence, and marginalization of indigenous women. We aspire for a nation of societies where women with multiple identities are able to exercise their rights and enjoy their freedoms from poverty, violence, powerlessness, and injustices. We work for transformative changes in indigenous women’s lives within social movements and peoples’ struggles; and towards indigenous women’s economic, political, social, and cultural empowerment. Our energies are devoted to amplifying their voices, recognizing and profiling their leaderships, providing platforms for their actions and advocacies, and linking solidarity work among other women, among peoples, and among societies.
Artwork by Shar Balagtas
LILAK’s logo was designed by Boy Dominguez, a Mandaya artist, and a dear friend.