Iloilo--GAD focal persons of Iloilo and partner municipalities of Anilao and Oton held a core group meeting in 2014 to set strategic approaches in the development and implementation of convergence models for women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and violence against women (VAW).
Oton, Iloilo--A Women’s Forum, organized by the municipal government of Oton last August 2014, surfaced gender, enterprise and women’s human rights issues that shall be addressed by a convergence of national and local government partners.
Among major issues on women’s human rights discussed were social protection of women microentrepreneurs and violence against women (VAW) survivors, a temporary shelter for VAW victims apart from comprehensive services, need for functional barangay VAWC desks with trained officers, quality education for young women and children.
Anilao, Iloilo--The Anilao municipal local government in Iloilo Province facilitated the enrolment of 50 women microentrepreneurs within the Social Security System (SSS) program. Enrolment of informal sector women assures social protection and social benefits for women and their families.
Anilao's GAD Focal Point System, led by Mayor Ma. Teresa Debuque and GFPS co-chair Ma. Liza Bosque, conceptualized the idea of including the SSS benefit package within the SEA-K livelihood program of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO).
The Department of Agrarian Reform in Aklan through its GAD Focal Point System continues to implement programs and activities in response to its mandates under CARPER (RA 9700) and the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710). Ma. Teresa C. Valencia, GAD FPS Chair and PARO II of DAR Aklan issued DAR Memorandum to conduct series of activities to mark the agency’s commitment End Violence Against Women (VAW) pursuant to RA 10398 declaring November 25 as the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of violence against women and children. DAR Aklan runs series of activities consistent with the theme, “End VAW Now! It’s our Duty!” for the 18 Day Campaign to End VAW in the country.
Butuan City, Caraga Region--In partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women, the Regional Development Council-Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (RDC-GADCC), chaired by Atty. Marilyn M. Pintor, spearheaded the first Caraga GAD Focal Point System Assembly last November 26-27, 2014 in Butuan City. The assembly was attended by various regional line agencies, local government units, and government owned and controlled corporations.
The Philippine government and the government of Canada have strengthened their ties yet again, aiming to create more enabling environments for women economic empowerment (WEE).
On November 26 at the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Executive Lounge in Pasig City, Canada Ambassador to the Philippines H. E. Neil Reeder and NEDA Director General Arsenio Balisacan inked the 6-year project which targets more than 10,000 out of estimated 46,000 women micro-entrepreneurs across the country.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., today underscored the indispensable role of Filipino Women in the nation's march towards inclusive socio-economic development and political stability.
Hon. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.The House leader stressed this point in a speech, read in his behalf by Deputy Speaker Henedina R. Abad, welcoming participants to the forum dubbed "Moving Forward with Women's Rights: A Forum with Legislators" held at the Speaker De Venecia Confrence Room, South Wing Annex, Batasan Pambansa complex./
An estimated 7,656 individuals from various sectors walked along the circumference of the herstoric Quezon Memorial Circle in Elliptical Road, Quezon City, early morning of November 25, aiming to echo a united voice in ending Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC).
Dubbed as “Walk To End VAW,” the kick-off activity marks the beginning of the annual 18-Day Campaign To End VAW, which is being observed from November 25 to December 12.
Patuloy ang pagsisikap ng pamahalaan na maitaguyod ang mga serbisyong nagbibigay-proteksyon, lunas at katarungan sa mga kababaihang nakakaranas ng karahasan.
Nagkakaisa ang gobyerno, akademiya, mga organisadong grupo ng kababaihan, maging ang ilang pribadong sektor sa pagbubuo at paggawa ng mga stratehiya upang mas mapalakas ang ating kampanya laban sa karahasan sa mga kababaihan at kabataan.
Gayunman, sa kabila ng mga hakbang na ating isinasagawa, tila nananatili pa rin ang mataas na bilang ng mga babaeng biktima ng pang-aabuso.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Quezon City government forged another partnership for the upcoming “2014 Walk to End Violence against Women (VAW)” on November 25 at Quezon City Memorial Circle (QMMC).
Said activity marks the beginning of the annual observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End VAW, which will end on December 12.