STATEMENT OF INDIGNATION
Butuan City--The Philippine Commission on Women signed a memorandum of agreement, formalizing its partnership with the Regional Development Council and the Gender and Development (GAD) Council of Caraga Region on the Magna Carta of Women localization. The signing was held last September 24 in Butuan City. Hon. Sol F. Matugas, the lady Governor of Surigao del Norte said, “The MOA signing aims to strengthen gender and development by making PCW increasingly effective in mainstreaming GAD even up to the grassroots level.”
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) expresses grave disappointment over the recent fashion show produced by a local apparel brand.
PCW condemns the act during the said fashion show wherein a female model portrayed like a pet and was held on a leash by a local endorser while walking down the runway.
While staging a fashion show is part of the company’s marketing strategy to promote their brand, said act should never be tolerated especially if it dehumanizes and demeans the dignity of women, treating their bodies as mere sex objects and commodities.
Victoria, Oriental Mindoro–Eleven women’s organizations in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro convened in a training that honed organizational skills in designing and writing effective project proposals. This training on Gender-Responsive Project Proposal Writing for Women’s Organizations, sponsored by the municipal local government of Victoria, was held last September 11-12 at the Tree of Life Business Center, Salong, Calapan City.
The Philippine Commission on Women conducted its 4th Gender and Development Focal Point (GFP) Assembly with the theme “Beyond Compliance; A Commitment to Gender-Responsive Governance” on September 9-10, 2014 at Sunrise Holiday Mansion, Tagaytay City.
Said assembly, which was attended by around 220 GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) members of 77 government agencies, aims to inform GFPS members on latest GAD related issuances and identify ways to strengthen their capacities as catalysts for gender mainstreaming in the bureaucracy.
Twenty-six individuals from national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), civil society organizations (CSOs), academe and civil society organizations were certified as Gender and Development (GAD) Resource (GR) Pool members by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on September 9, 2014 at the Sunrise Holiday Mansion, Tagaytay City.
The GR Pool was created to respond to the increasing demand of technical assistance (TA) on gender mainstreaming and GAD Planning and budgeting for NGAs and LGUs nationwide.
“Knowledge is about effective action” is the mantra of forty-seven participants from the 18 LGU partner sites of the PCW-AECID Magna Carta of Women Project during the two-day Training on Knowledge Management and Packaging of KM Products in August 26-27, 2014 at the Bayview Park Hotel, Manila.
NEDA Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan urged the Regional Development Councils (RDCs) to strengthen their respective regional Gender and Development (GAD) mechanisms during the First Regional GAD Council (RGADC) Summit on August 14, 2014 at the Oracle Hotel in Quezon City.
The Philippine Delegation headed by Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia highlighted the Philippine Government’s achievements in the field of social development during the Third Session of the Committee on Social Development (CSD3) of UNESCAP held on 18-20 August 2014 in Bangkok.
The PCW formalized partnership with Region IV-A's Sub-Committee on Gender and Development (SCGAD) in mainstreaming GAD efforts in the region with the signing of the Partnership Agreement (PA) during the first RGADCSummit on August 15 at Oracle Hotel in Quezon City which coincides with the 5th anniversary of the signing into law of the Magna Carta of Women.