During last year’s National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) called for the inclusion of women’s issues and concerns in the development agenda of the incoming government. The call continues to reverberate this year as we endeavor to ensure that the reforms that the government espouses will work for both women and men. After all, true compassion and real change can only be achieved when women and men work hand-in-hand to foster an environment that is empowering to both sexes. Thus, our theme for this year's observance is "WE Make Change Work for Women."
On Valentine’s Day, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) joined estimated 3,000 individuals who called for work, land, peace and ending Violence Against Women (VAW) at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Commission on Audit (COA) has renewed its partnership to intensify the monitoring and auditing of the Gender and Development (GAD) Budget.
Held at the PCW Conference Room on January 23, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizes the second year of PCW and COA’s continuous sharing of knowledge and expertise on GAD Planning and Budgeting (GPB) and audit of GAD funds.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATTCO Network) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the government’s efforts in women economic empowerment.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes another year with renewed faith, energy and optimism to better serve Filipino women, children and men this 2017 and beyond.
“When we work together, we can be VAW-free.” Taking off from this message of the 2015 campaign to end violence against women (VAW), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) leads the nation in the 2016 observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW with the theme, “VAW-free community starts with Me.”
The theme promotes the vision and hope for the Philippines to be free from violence against women and girls, and this can only be achieved with the support and commitment of the entire community.
With the theme “VAW-free community starts with me,” this year’s 18-Day Campaign To End VAW shifts to positive advocacy messaging by giving emphasis on everyone’s commitment and contributions in ending VAW. The campaign likewise highlights what can be done to make women and girls live a life that is free from violence.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) with its attached agencies has partnered to “orange” 18 Philippine tourist destinations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to promote public awareness on Violence Against Women (VAW).
For 11 consecutive years, the Philippines maintains its position as the lead Asian country in closing the gender gap, according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) Report released annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The country landed at 7th place among 144 countries in the world and is tied with Slovenia with 0.786 points.
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, presented the 12 Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 17th Congress on October 18 at the Speaker’s Social Hall, Main Building, House of Representatives in Quezon City.