The Red Army has a deep grasp of the revolutionary role and importance of women as well as their rights. Like Makibaka, the NPA recognizes the importance of women in launching the revolutionary armed struggle to do away with the rotten ruling system and attain the national and social liberation of the Filipino people. The revolution cannot win if the women are not roused, mobilized and organized. Women comprise half the population of the Philippines. They suffer under the reactionary system, especially the peasant and women workers, not only from class exploitation and oppression, but also because they are discriminated against as women. The revolutionary road to national and social liberation is the same road towards the true liberation of the Filipino women.