The Purple Rose Campaign
The Purple Rose Campaign is an international campaign to eradicate the sexual exploitation and oppression of Filipino women and children everywhere. The Purple Rose Campaign and other countries work together in opposing and protesting the intensifying global sex trade in general, and the sex trafficking of Filipino women and children in particular.
This organization was launched in 1999 by GABRIELA, a national alliance of over 250 women's organizations and institutions, as an avenue to creatively and positively express the Filipino people's moral outrage against the escalating problem of sex trafficking of Filipino women and children. The campaign is going on in Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Philippines, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States.
The organization aims to empower Filipino women to regain their self-esteem and to create a new image of themselves, as women and as human beings, to resist all forms of injustice and exploitation, and to take a stand for that which is empowering and genuinely liberating to women and society.
- Philippine Women Centre (accessed on August 13, 2007)
- World Council of Churches (accessed on August 1, 2007)