Posted: Thu, 2013-10-24 14:07
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is inviting high school students to join a poster-making contest which aims to raise awareness on Violence Against Women (VAW).
The contest, which runs from October 21 to November 21, 2013, is open to both public and private high school students in Metro Manila. 
Said poster making contest is part of the PCW's calendar activities, in line with this year's observation of 18-day Campaign to End VAW on November 25 to December 12.
Posted: Wed, 2013-10-23 10:33
Akaln Business Clinic participants

Thirty-nine women entrepreneurs from Aklan, together with Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) survivors, attended the two-day business clinic held at Aklan Tourism and Training Center on October 11-12, 2013.

Mr. Raymond Abrea, founding president of the Center for Strategic Reform of the Philippines (CSR Philippines), taught the women the How-tos of business which include registering a business in four easy steps, preparing cash flow and income statements, and costing products.

Posted: Tue, 2013-10-22 15:20
MCW Localization Participants Group Photo

Nineteen municipal local government operations officers (MLGOOs), together with seven representatives from Negros Oriental and three representatives from Northern Samar, attended the Roll-out in the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women which was held on October 15-17 at Sampaguita Gardens, New Washington, Aklan.

Posted: Tue, 2013-10-22 15:00
PCW pilots Iloilo for GMMS

Recognizing the progress of the programs being implemented by the Iloilo provincial government on Gender and Development (GAD), and as partner in the implementation of PCW-AECID project, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) identified five Local Government Units (LGUs) from the province of Iloilo as pilot areas for its Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS).   

Posted: Sun, 2013-10-20 09:43

Iloilo Province--Aklanon women microentrepreneurs with women survivors of violence from Aklan, participated in a study visit to Oton and Pavia, Iloilo, sponsored by the Regional Gender Resource Center (RGADC) of Western Visayas for the 2013 celebration of the 18- Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Children. The study visit sought to inspire women on how women’s economic empowerment was realized among Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project beneficiaries.

Posted: Sun, 2013-10-20 09:41
Malinao elects local women’s council officers

Malinao, Aklan Province--The municipality of Malinao facilitated the conduct of an election for a new set of Local Council of Women officers for 2013-2014. Elections were held at the Municipal Hall last September 2013, upon the reorganization of a GAD Focal Point System.

Posted: Sun, 2013-10-20 08:36
Malinao reorganizes its GAD Focal Point System

Malinao, Aklan--The municipality of Malinao led the reorganization of the municipal GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) last September 2013. Creation and strengthening of the GAD Focal Point System is an institutional mechanism to implement the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), specified within the Joint Memorandum Circular 2013--otherwise known as the Guidelines for the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

Posted: Wed, 2013-10-09 09:36

Cognizant of the exemplary contribution and commitment to Gender and Development and Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Philippine Commission on Women and the Government of Canada showed their appreciation by awarding special recognitions and citations to national government agencies and local government unit partners during the National WEE Forum held September 19-20, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Center in Quezon City

Posted: Sun, 2013-10-06 10:15
Philippines and Canada Hold Bilateral Ministers’ Meeting on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Philippines and Canada hold a Bilateral Ministers’ Meeting on Women’s Economic Empowerment last September 7 in Bali, Indonesia during the APEC Women and the Economy Forum. The meeting featured a presentation on the Philippine Experience in Empowering Women Small and Medium Enterprises with the GREAT Women Project being the banner program.

Posted: Sun, 2013-10-06 09:52
Philippines prepares to host Asia-Pacific  Women and Economy Summit in 2015

Philippine Commission on Women Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa, Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Nora Terrado and Women’s Business Council of the Philippines’ Chairperson Boots Geotina Garcia (seated from left to right) sign a Memorandum of Agreement to establish the National Organizing Committee that will oversee APEC Women and the Economy Summit in 2015.