Illegal in the Philippines: women demand the right to divorce

Illegal in the Philippines: Women demand right to divorce


In the Philippines, Stella Sibonga, a mother of three, desperately demands the annulment of a marriage she never wanted.

“All we want is to be free,” she pleads in her predominantly Catholic country.

But divorce remains illegal in the Philippines. The archipelago is the only country in the world where divorce is impossible – with the Vatican.

Women victims of violence find it difficult to leave the marital home and couples wishing to break up amicably cannot do so. 'get.