The alleged discrimination against Muslim women is nearly over as the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has issued an advisory allowing them to wear headscarves in schools, universities and other learning institutions.
In the CHR Advisory number 2013-002 issued on August 8, 2013, the Gender Ombud recognized the human rights of Muslim women to wear “hijab,” “burka,” and “niqabs” as part of their freedom of expression and freedom of religion.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency for women empowerment and gender equality, presented the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 16th Congress on September 11 at the Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City.
LCEs and lawmakers commit their full support on women empowerment and gender equality during the first Executive Session on Gender and Development on August 27, 2013 at La Breza Hotel, Quezon City.
(Left to right:Jenny Elmaco of PCW-AECID; Malungon, Saragani Vice Mayor Erwin Asgapo; Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo; PCW Exec Dir. Emmeline Verzosa; Sarangani Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao; Alabel, Sarangani Mayor Corazon Sunga-Grafilo and Juvilyn Salazar, local area coordinator of Surigao del Norte.
LCEs strengthened commitment on Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID), conducted the first executive session on Gender and Development (GAD) on August 27, 2013 at La Breza Hotel, Quezon City.
25 local chief executives (LCE) and legislators from Aklan, Albay, Iloilo, Oriental Mindoro, Sarangani and Surigao del Norte were the participants of the event.
Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo will grace the first Executive Session on Gender and Development (GAD) for Local Chief Executives (LCE) on August 27, 2013 at La Breza Hotel, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City.
Robredo, the widow of late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse, is set to share the practices and principles of engendered leadership lead by her husband, who was known to be a champion of good gender-responsive governance.
Ms. Rebecca Baylosis of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) discusses the roles, functions and advocacies of the agency before the participants of the first “Women in Rice Farming” Open Dialogue and Exhibit on August 8, 2013 at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Headquarters at Los Baños, Laguna.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) commends the Manila Electric Company (Meralco)’s move to break their 110-year self-confessed gender insensitivity by pioneering a training program of linewomen.
In a statement, Meralco Senior Vice President Ramon Segismundo said this paradigm shift challenges the gender assumption that utility industries are exclusive to men.
He added that the said training program, which is somewhat similar to a military training, is the first in Southeast Asia.