Ivana Alawi on women’s rights: “No matter kung ano ang suot, women deserve respect”

  • Ivana Alawi also spoke up for women’s rights
  • She said what women wear should not be a reason for them to be disrespected
  • The actress-vlogger said she has experienced unwanted attention too and she always stood up for what is right

Ivana Alawi gave a reminder on how important it is to show respect to women, regardless of how they dress up.

Image by Ivana Alawi via Instagram

Following the controversy behind Liza Soberano and Catriona Gray being “warned” by a military official for their advocacies on women’s right, Ivana was also asked as to her stand on the issue.

Ivana, who rose to popularity on social media for her vlogs and photos, stressed how important it is for women to support other women. She also spoke up against catcalling and harassment against women. She admitted she has experienced such incidents due to her image but she stands up for what is right.

During the presscon for her first iWant TFC horror film ‘Sitsit,’ Ivana revealed her own experience with unwanted attention from strangers. She added, “I always stand dun sa tama. Dun ako kung saan ang tama and respecting people, kahit babae yan, lalake yan, we need to be respected.”

Ivana went on to say that the clothes women wear should not be a reason to be disrespected.

She said, “No matter kung ano ‘yung suot, dapat nirerespeto kasi especially yung mga babae they deserve to be respected and they deserve to be loved kasi women are very strong. Women bring life to this world. So dapat nirerespeto sila.”

Image by Ivana Alawi via Instagram

During the filming of her horror film, Ivana said she’s thankful that the production team respected her decision whenever she feels uncomfortable doing a scene.

“They respected me naman. Sabi ko I’m not comfortable na may mga scenes na gagawin so kumuha naman sila ng double for the other scenes,” she said.

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