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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
The Philippine delegation to APEC Women and the Economy Forum, composed of high-ranking women officials of Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Commission on Women and Women’s Business Council of the Phiippines and leading women entrepreneurs, participated in the Third Women and Economy Forum (WEF) last 6-8 September 2013, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
GREAT Women Project Manager Luzviminda Villanueva of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) represented the Philippines in the global launch of an online platform and knowledge gateway for advancing women’s economic empowerment, during a side event of the 68th UN General Assembly last September 23 in New York.