Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence: Eliminating Violence through Filipino Women’s Empowerment

As the Philippine Women Centre of BC, our Violence Against Women Committee was proud to take part in this Community Quilt Project. After some discussion we decided that our quilt’s name and theme would be “Breaking the Silence: Eliminating Violence Through Filipino Women’s Empowerment”. We then broke into teams of three or more and brainstormed images or stories related to the theme. We first drew our designs on 12”X12” pieces of paper and later made our own interpretation onto quilt squares. We hope you enjoy the deeper meaning behind these images of struggle, activism, hope and personal and collective victories.


Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts is auctioning Breaking the Silence as part of the Fabric Arts Program 2009 – Community Quilt Project.

Creators: Hetty Alcuitas, Olive Ariola, Nelisa Asuncion, Zeny Cordero, Ava Diana, Herminia Diana, Leah Diana, Reva Diana, Sol Diana, Dinah Estigoy, Star Estrella, Ethel Farrales, May Farrales, Sheila Farrales, Amihan Farrales-Parlan, Anika Farrales-Parlan, Gina Miranda, Keanna Miranda, Cora Ngenebor, Arlene Oropel, Josh Oropel, Sean Parlan, Arys Poitras, Glecy Ponce, Ruth Ponce, Baby Remirata, Gloria Remirata, Jepoy Remirata, Carlo Sayo, Niki Silva, Kaya Silva-Nieto, Monica Urrutia, Denise Valdecantos, Jocelyn Vergabera