Talikala was born in response to the challenge of helping prostituted women, and empowering them to break free from their 'enslavement.'
Talikala is a Cebuano word for chain. It is a symbol of women bonding together to set free the chains of oppression and exploitation that shackle women in prostitution.
Talikala envisions gender-fair relations between women and men, who enjoy equality and full participation towards the development of peoples and society.
Our mission and goal
As a non-stock, non-profit social development organisation, Talikala is committed to:
- develop the capacities of prostituted women;
- help prostituted women assert their rights, regain their dignity, and define their role in society;
- create venues for public education in order to change public perception towards prostituted women.
Hence it is Talikala's goal to improve the quality of life of women who are victims and survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution.
- To promote gender equity and justice in society;
- To enhance prostituted women's opportunities for self-sufficiency;
- To improve the repreoductive health condition of women in prostitution;
- To create and provide support systems through networking and advocacy for women in prostitution.
Talikala was established in August 1987 as a non-stock, non-profit social development institution, composed of individuals and survivors of prostitution.
Recognising prostitution as a condition perpetuating class and gender inequalities in our society today, Talikala is committed to the process of women's empowerment and changing public perception towards prostituted women.
Talikala believes that women in prostitution are victims of inhuman, cruel, and degrading treatment, whose rights to personal integrity, dignity and self-respect are neglected in the process.
Thus, Talikala endeavours to protect, defend and promote human rights, especially among the victims of prostitution.