MANILA, 18 October 2015 – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) hosted the eleventh meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) at Dusit Hotel Manila in Makati City.
End Objectification of Women and Raise the Level of Political Campaigns to Ensure Gender Equality and Equity
Twenty-six individuals from national government agencies, local government units, academe, and civil society organizations were certified by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) as Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool members on September 24, 2015 in a ceremony held at the Oracle Hotel and Residences, Quezon City.
The GAD Resource Pool (GR Pool) is one of the components of PCW’s National GAD Resource Program. It is composed of individual GAD practitioners who will be tapped by the PCW to provide technical assistance on GAD mainstreaming.
Governments and businesses in the Asia-Pacific will now find it easier to introduce health policies that facilitate the participation of women in economies, opening the door to potentially significant improvements in social mobility and growth across the region.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warmly welcomes United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and her delegation on her first visit to the Philippines.
865 million women in the world have the potential to contribute more fully to their economies. However, health barriers bar them from entering, remaining and rising in the workforce. In view of this, the Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Policy Toolkit is being launched within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy 2015 Fora (APEC WE) as part of an initiative to unleash the economic power of women through better health. This year’s APEC host, the Philippines, steps forward and serves as a trailblazer by being APEC’s first-ever economy to pilot the Toolkit.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), is producing an “All-Women Cast Lupang Hinirang Video” – a first of its kind in the country.
As we join the entire global community in observing the International Breastfeeding Awareness Month this August, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) echoes the need of converging public and private sector efforts to espouse support for breastfeeding.