Another milestone in the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) is underway with the recent collaboration between the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on knowledge-sharing and capability development program on mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) concerns in COA and other government agencies.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work for the promotion, protection and fulfillment of women’s human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, congratulates Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo for winning a seat in the United Nation’s (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) during the elections held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Sixty-nine (69) PCW-certified Gender and Development(GAD) practitioners from all over the country participated in the 1stGAD Resource Pool Assembly convened by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on June 1-3, 2016 at Hotel H2O, Manila.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and DDB Group Philippines’s #KnockOutDomesticViolence Campaign bagged the 2016 Asia Pacific Tambuli Bronze Award for Integrated Media Category.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work for the promotion, protection and fulfillment of women's human rights, and gender equality and women's empowerment, congratulates the women who braved the recent national and local elections and likewise dared to enter politics which is still viewed as a man's world.
The 79th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the country today comes very timely as the 2016 National Elections is fast approaching.
MOVE AKLAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST RAPE
Last year MOVE Aklan denounced the lewd performance of dancers in a political campaign in Laguna, again, the country is confronted with unconscionable realities that demean women brought about by machismo and the perpetuation of rape culture as manifested by recent treatment of rape as a joke by no less than a presidential aspirant. We are not only appalled but we are utterly frustrated that the level of political discourse in the final stretch of the campaign season is at the gutter level that no civil society can swallow.
Rape is a gross violation of human rights and wholly not acceptable. No one, regardless of a person’s age, sex, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, race, social status, disability, or profession deserves to be raped.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) records show that for the first half of 2015, reported rape cases went up to 8,288 from 5,069 cases during the same period in 2014.
With less than two months before the most anticipated 2016 National Elections, ‘Juanas’ and ‘Juans’ can already exercise their right to vote –not for qualified candidates but for women’s issues which should be prioritized by the next administration.
Local government units (LGUs) and national government agencies (NGAs) have seen improvement in implementing Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).