For better or for worse?

Why Filipino women must fight for their right to divorce

by Angel Martinez
In the Philippines, the family is the lynchpin of society and marriage, the ultimate stepping stone towards a stable future. It’s no surprise then that it’s the only country in the world where divorce is illegal, keeping women from leaving marriages on their own terms and achieving independence.
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Code / Bianchi Dy, Siti Aishah Bte Azmansah
Data analysis & visualisation / Griselda Gabriele, Bianchi Dy
Design & illustration / Griselda Gabriele
Editing / Nabilah Said, Loh Pei Ying, Gwyneth Cheng
Research / Angel Martinez, Griselda Gabriele, Bianchi Dy
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