On November 22, PCW Chairperson Remedios I. Rikken addressed a crowd of around 100 civil servants, senior citizens, barangay officials and student youth leaders in a provincial GAD summit held at the Marinduque State College.
The symbolic lighting and releasing of sky lanterns capped the Kick-Off Activity of the 2012 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) held at the Quirino Grandstand yesterday. “As the lanterns fly to the heavens, send along your prayers and wishes. May we all be inspired by the lantern -lit sky to make a VAW-free society happen,” Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios Ignacio-Rikken said.
We, in the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), intensify our commitment to free women from the nightmare of violence and push for the realization of a society that is free from violence against women (VAW) in times of conflict, calamity, and even peace. We enjoin all Filipino women and men to support the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women which runs from November 25 to December 12.
Yes, I got many letters in relation to commuting on the LRT/MRT and I promise to do another column on it. But I need time to go through the many concrete suggestions and insights that readers sent.
Meanwhile, I will tackle a bunch of e-mails sent in response to my column, “Kasisixty” (11/16/12), mostly pleasant ones on the joys of using a senior-citizen card, or the Card. I thought I should share the “tips” readers sent, together with additional information from research. I also thought of using the Card to come up with some math exercises for Director Marian Roque and other friends at the Institute of Mathematics in UP Diliman, where they teach a general education course called practical math. There’s a lot of math involved in using the Card, and it’s important to teach young people how to handle the calculations for discounts, so they can help elderly relatives and neighbors.
The Philippine Commission on Women is proud to host the “ASEAN Regional Conference on Male, Youth, and HIV and AIDS Networks towards the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence” from November 15 to 16, 2012 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila
Four GREAT Women-Project assisted women microentrepreneur groups from Leyte participated in the Bahandi Regional Trade Fair, at the Mega Trade Hall of SM Megamall along EDSA, Mandaluyong City last November 7-11, 2012.
As part of its 37th anniversary, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted a half-day forum on the Magna Carta of Women (R.A 9710) on November 6.
For six straight years, the Philippines continues to rank higher than other Asian countries in reducing gender inequalities. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2012 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI), the country placed 8th out of 135 countries in terms of economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, political empowerment and health and survival.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov 8 (PIA) -- The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW)-Sarangani in partnership with AECID, a Spanish agency for international development cooperation initiated a three-day Gender and Sensitivity Training (GST) for women advocates and Gender and Development (GAD) implementers in Sarangani.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on government agencies and the general public to examine the issue of prostitution and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the broader socio-cultural, political and economic context, which integrates health/bio-medical and overall human development perspectives. Ultimately, these must be viewed as issues of human rights and dignity.