To give due recognition to gender-fair practices in Movie, Print and Broadcast Media, the Media Gender Equality Committee (MGEC) has launched a nationwide search for recipients of the GAD Transformation and Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Agenda, Linkages and Advocacies (GADtimpala) Awards.
A Fourth Year high school student of Baguio City National High school won the first prize in the 2014 End Violence Against Women (VAW) poster-making contest organized by Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). A total of 112 entries nationwide were received by PCW.
This year’s contest focuses on the issues of public and street harassment and the role of right-holders in preventing VAW.
In an interview with the PCW Media Unit, Alberto N. Daus Jr. shares that more than improving his skills in poster-making he joined the contest to let other people know the issue of VAW.
Aklan Province—The Aklan Gender and Development Commission (AGADC), in partnership with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of the Aklan Province and the Philippine Commission on Women-AECID Magna Carta of Women Project (PCW-AECID MCW Project), launched the first Provincial Women’s Congress in Aklan, that aims to organize the Provincial Council of Women and later federate women’s organizations throughout the province.
Aklan Province--The Provincial Government of Aklan awarded winners of the first Governor’s Search for Best Barangay Violence Against Women (VAW) and Children Desk. The 2014 Governor’s Search for Best Barangay VAW Desk winners were Brgy. Pook, Kalibo (1st Place); Brgy. Banay-banay (2nd Place), Malinao; Brgy. Laguinbanua East, Numancia (3rd Place) and Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Lezo (4th Place).
Iloilo--GAD focal persons of Iloilo and partner municipalities of Anilao and Oton held a core group meeting in 2014 to set strategic approaches in the development and implementation of convergence models for women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and violence against women (VAW).
Oton, Iloilo--A Women’s Forum, organized by the municipal government of Oton last August 2014, surfaced gender, enterprise and women’s human rights issues that shall be addressed by a convergence of national and local government partners.
Among major issues on women’s human rights discussed were social protection of women microentrepreneurs and violence against women (VAW) survivors, a temporary shelter for VAW victims apart from comprehensive services, need for functional barangay VAWC desks with trained officers, quality education for young women and children.
Anilao, Iloilo--The Anilao municipal local government in Iloilo Province facilitated the enrolment of 50 women microentrepreneurs within the Social Security System (SSS) program. Enrolment of informal sector women assures social protection and social benefits for women and their families.
Anilao's GAD Focal Point System, led by Mayor Ma. Teresa Debuque and GFPS co-chair Ma. Liza Bosque, conceptualized the idea of including the SSS benefit package within the SEA-K livelihood program of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO).
The Department of Agrarian Reform in Aklan through its GAD Focal Point System continues to implement programs and activities in response to its mandates under CARPER (RA 9700) and the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710). Ma. Teresa C. Valencia, GAD FPS Chair and PARO II of DAR Aklan issued DAR Memorandum to conduct series of activities to mark the agency’s commitment End Violence Against Women (VAW) pursuant to RA 10398 declaring November 25 as the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of violence against women and children. DAR Aklan runs series of activities consistent with the theme, “End VAW Now! It’s our Duty!” for the 18 Day Campaign to End VAW in the country.
Butuan City, Caraga Region--In partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women, the Regional Development Council-Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (RDC-GADCC), chaired by Atty. Marilyn M. Pintor, spearheaded the first Caraga GAD Focal Point System Assembly last November 26-27, 2014 in Butuan City. The assembly was attended by various regional line agencies, local government units, and government owned and controlled corporations.