Department of Agriculture and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) seal agreement on women's economic empowerment. The PCW-DA partnership replicates PCW’s Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) since 2006 and scheduled to culminate next year.
PCW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa, in her Commencement Speech to the graduates of the UP Diliman College of Home Economics held on the 21st of April at the campus' Cine Adarna Theater, called-on the graduates to “live to shine”. The PCW family would like to share Dir. Verzosa's well-lauded speech.
PCW's mother' day press release focusing on the call for the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill.
"Winasak mo ang aming sinapupunan, sinira mo ang aming kinabukasan, sinaktan mo ang aming kalooban" was chanted during the short play presented by several members of the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN). At least 30 government agencies and non-government and civil society organizations participated in the March 30 "Rage for RH: Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment!” The assembly, which capped the 2012 Women’s Month celebration, called for the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.
Many countries have not been able to report on the status of women in conflict situations,” reveals Pramila Patten, United Nations (UN) expert on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
PCW Chairperson Remmy Rikken (standing center, in red) joins the representatives of the Persons with Disability sector during the 2012 Women’s Summit held in UP Cebu on March 21, 2012.
Chairperson Remmy Rikken receives a token and a certificate of appreciation from Hon. Jeneda Salcedo-Orendain, Chairperson of the Women and Family Affairs Committee of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan after her talk on women’s empowerment during the Provincial Women’s Forum held on 20 March 2012 at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.
Emphasizing the results of a 2005 review on the implementation of commitments made by governments and international agencies that says discrimination against women is “far from being eradicated.” His Excellency Jorge Domecq, Ambassador of Spain to the Philippines, together with Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) General Coordinator Vicente Sellés Zaragozí, formalized the AECID partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on March 13. The three-year project has a budget of 1.5 million euros.
PCW and AECID (Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo) seal agreement on a €1.5 million-project which aims to help increase the capacity of duty bearers to implement, monitor and assess compliance of the Magna Carta of Women.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) today announced the launch and signing of a multi-pronged initiative to reduce gender disparities and inequalities in the country’s economic, social and political spheres.