The Purple Ribbon symbol used by the Catholics for RH Speak Out! Movement was conceptualized to help promote the movement.
Purple is a color associated with many causes. Around the world, purple has been used as a color to raise awareness for causes like cancer, violence against women, Alzheimer's disease, and many more. Here in the Philippines, purple has been used to symbolize women's rights and reproductive health. Ironically, it is also a religious color. In fact, it is a color used to represent religious tolerance. This is the reason why we decided on purple as the color to use for the Catholics for RH Speak Out! Movement.
The primary concern of the Movement at present is to call on Catholics to show their support for the passage of Reproductive Health Bill. So if you are a Catholic and you support the right to have access to all kinds of family planning services that is best for your health and your circumstance, then you must express it.
We enjoin Catholics who support reproductive health and rights not to be afraid to speak out. The following might help you show your support:
Wear and use the color purple to remind us that our God wants us to be faithful and good Catholics. God wants us to use one of God’s greatest gift to us, the gift of freewill. The gift to discern right from wrong guided by our own faith and love for God, and be responsible in the exercise of this freewill as dictated by our Catholic teachings of equity, social justice, love, and compassion.« Back to EVENTS «