The Third Anniversary of the Protests against Sexual Violence and Impunity and of the Founding of Time’s Up Ateneo
Here, we pay tribute to the hundreds of people who showed up at the 15 October 2019 protest against sexual violence and impunity at the Ateneo de Manila University. We also pay tribute to the members of Time’s Up Ateneo, survivors and advocates alike, who have grown as a community in the past three years in a shared struggle for justice and healing.
We invite everyone to post on the remembrance wall above in order to share their memories of the 15 October protest, or of the protests after that, or of the days, weeks, and months that followed. For those who were not in the protest, you may also share with us the stories you might have heard of it, or your view of it from afar. In these days of forgetfulness, remembrance is resistance, and we must celebrate not only our hard-won triumphs, but even those struggles that ended in disappointment. For ours is a story of survival, of steadfastness, and of finding comfort and courage in community as we carry on the fight.
Learn about how Time’s Up Ateneo honored survivors and protesters with flowers, a collective poem, and postcards.
About Time’s Up Ateneo
Time’s Up Ateneo (TUA) is a community of survivors and advocates fighting against sexual violence and impunity in Ateneo de Manila and beyond. TUA envisions itself as both a psychosocial support system and an advocacy group. As a community, TUA has support groups for survivors and advocates, conducts community care activities, as well as may provide referrals for further psychosocial and legal support.
TUA was founded on Oct. 17, 2019, which was right after the Oct. 15, 2019 rally in Ateneo de Manila where around 200 students, alumni, teachers, and parents gathered in the campus to protest against sexual violence and impunity in the university. TUA continued to stage several protests after that. The collective then developed a trauma-informed and survivor-centered advocacy work, and TUA’s efforts include pushing for institutional reforms, supporting survivors and advocates, and calling for a community approach to addressing sexual violence.
Time’s Up Ateneo is independent from Ateneo de Manila. TUA created the organization in response to Ateneo de Manila’s failures in addressing the issue of sexual violence in its campus. Please do not credit TUA’s work to Ateneo de Manila.
Regularly check TUA’s 2022 online calendar for updates: https://tinyurl.com/2022TUAOnlineCalendar
Ways to get involved in Time’s Up Ateneo’s cause https://timesupateneo.org/get-involved
Sign up for TUA’s mailing list for public events at: https://tinyurl.com/MailinglistTUA
Donate to Time’s Up Ateneo
Survivors and advocates deserve a community that supports them and their push for change. However, many survivors and advocates who are part of or who reach out to Time’s Up Ateneo (TUA) struggle to pursue justice through legal, administrative, and community-based means, and to defend themselves from retaliatory actions. TUA believes that we as a community should recognize and help provide the resources that survivors and advocates need, including psychosocial support, legal counsel, and capacity building.
Donations of any amount can be sent to Dasha Uy’s Gcash 09175290502. Kindly write “For Time’s Up Ateneo” in the message part of your donation. You can also donate via Paypal at https://paypal.me/TimesUpAteneo. For other means of donating, or if you would like to specify how your donation is to be used, kindly inquire via email at email@example.com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimesUpAteneo, or Twitter at https://twitter.com/TimesUpAteneo, or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/timesupateneo
For Inquiries and Updates
For inquiries, please contact Time’s Up Ateneo through email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TimesUpAteneo, or Twitter https://twitter.com/TimesUpAteneo, or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/timesupateneo
Time’s Up Ateneo also posts updates on the website https://timesupateneo.org