Ronavelle Amen of Pavia, Iloilo produces home-style salty and sugar-coated peanuts, peanut spread and peanut butter in her hometown. Before, she just earns small profit in her business but with the assistance of the local government in Pavia she is now able to develop and expand her business.
Men opposed to violence against women everwhere- Aklan condemns the recent violence inflicted to our Filipino women seeking for a better life abroad despite the risks attendant to their plight. We empathize with their dreams and sacrifices by not seeing loveones for years, give up roles as nurturing parent/relative, alienated from family and friends. But the recent revelations of supposed victims in the “sex in exchange of free flight” to the Philippines deserves our utmost condemnation.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and other forms of violence against women (VAW) and warrants proper action to Philippine officials who may be involved in the alleged “sex-for-fly” activities in the Middle East.
Bongabong, June 8, 2013 –Momtrepreneurs, together with Barangay Health (BHW) and Day Care Workers, and members of Rural Improvement Club (RIC), attended a two-day Business Clinic and Product Development Seminar conducted by the PCW-AECID project in partnership with the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines (CSR Philippines) held in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro.
The two-day activity was facilitated by Raymond A. Abrea, founding president of the Abrea Consulting Group and CSR Philippines together with CSR representative Angelito Niño Verzosa.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s policy making and oversight body for gender equality and women’s empowerment, has opened the cal for nominations for the NGO Commissioners to be appointed to the PCW Board.
Government media policies should be gender fair and government programs should promote gender mainstreaming. This was the call of the P-Noy administration as it issued Memorandum Circular No. 48, on May 30, signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr., directing all concerned government agencies to adopt the Gender Equality Guidelines.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns human rights violations and trivializing rape and other forms of abusive behavior. We express our grave concern over the tasteless and revolting rape jokes which Vice Ganda jested during his May 17 concert at the Araneta Coliseum.
As the nation celebrates 2013 Labor Day, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) honors the immeasurable contribution of Filipino workers in the formal and informal sector. We give due credit and respect to them, especially the women workers who work not only to earn for their family but also to harness their potentials as human beings capable of making economic and social contributions for the common good.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) joins the observance of the 76th anniversary of the plebiscite that gave Filipino women the right to vote. As we relive the symbolic struggle, we strongly urge the public to rethink how they will cast their votes in the upcoming 2013 elections.
Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa discusses the important roles of GAD Focal Point System members during the 2013 GAD Focal Point System Assembly held on April 18-19.