Posted: Tue, 2013-04-16 09:01

CEBU, Philippines - The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is eyeing replicating in Cebu and other places in the Philippines a project that brought together in Manila young women leaders and experts in different fields to strengthen women’s participation in addressing issues that affect them.

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Posted: Wed, 2013-04-10 11:42

Women in important positions are not new or even unusual in the Philippines. Filipino women have been appointed to high government posts as Cabinet members, Supreme Court and lower courts justices, ambassadors, educators, administrators, and heads of business and industrial companies. They have been elected as members of congress, as city and municipal mayors, vice mayors, and councilors, and as officials of local, national, and international organizations.

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Posted: Wed, 2013-04-10 11:34

The Philippines ranks third in women’s socioeconomic standing, next to New Zealand and Australia, in the Worldwide Index of Women’s Advancement released by global financial firm MasterCard on March 7, 2013. The index measures the women’s socioeconomic standing in 14 Asia-Pacific countries. The Philippines has an overall gender parity score of 70.5 points this means there are 70.5 females for every 100 males in both government and private sector. New Zealand has 77.8 points, and Australia 76 points.

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Posted: Thu, 2013-04-04 14:44

The Philippines received praise from the international community for the key role it played in a historic global agreement to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Posted: Thu, 2013-04-04 12:39

In a bid to further advance women’s economic empowerment, the ECHOsi Foundation has partnered with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW)— through the latter’s Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project—to launch the Great Women Brand (GWB).

Posted: Tue, 2013-04-02 10:25

How should the news media cover women and women’s issues? How should women be represented in the media?
The Gender Equality Committee, comprised of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Philippine Commission on Women, self-regulatory bodies and non-government organizations, formulated guidelines for the protection of women against discrimination in the media.

Posted: Tue, 2013-03-26 20:44
Guides for Gender Fair Media

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) conducted on March 22 a Gender and Development (GAD) Seminar for ABS-CBN directors and business unit heads.

Posted: Tue, 2013-03-26 12:35
Young Women Leaders Initiative

Empowered young women leaders from Albay, Aklan, Iloilo, Oriental Mindoro, Sarangani and Surigao del Norte, together with national leaders from Youth Vote Philippines, Pinoy Erasmus Mundus and Ayala Young Leaders Alliance, converged in the Young Women Leaders’ Initiative and crafted the Young Women Manifesto. 

Posted: Mon, 2013-03-25 17:13
Working Together “Towards a Gender Fair Media”

In a bid to address women’s issues and concerns in the news and entertainment media, the Gender Equality Committee, led by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), launched three documents called for by R.A 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on March 22 in Quezon City.

Posted: Mon, 2013-03-25 08:50

The Philippines is viewed as leader in terms of responding to violence against women and girls (VAWG) during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57) which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 4-15. Priority theme of the UNCSW57 is “Elimination and prevention of all forms of VAWG.” The international community lauded the country’s progressive interventions for sustained prevention and multi-sectoral response to the global pandemic.