The Philippine government and the government of Canada have strengthened their ties yet again, aiming to create more enabling environments for women economic empowerment (WEE).
On November 26 at the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Executive Lounge in Pasig City, Canada Ambassador to the Philippines H. E. Neil Reeder and NEDA Director General Arsenio Balisacan inked the 6-year project which targets more than 10,000 out of estimated 46,000 women micro-entrepreneurs across the country.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., today underscored the indispensable role of Filipino Women in the nation's march towards inclusive socio-economic development and political stability.
Hon. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.The House leader stressed this point in a speech, read in his behalf by Deputy Speaker Henedina R. Abad, welcoming participants to the forum dubbed "Moving Forward with Women's Rights: A Forum with Legislators" held at the Speaker De Venecia Confrence Room, South Wing Annex, Batasan Pambansa complex./
An estimated 7,656 individuals from various sectors walked along the circumference of the herstoric Quezon Memorial Circle in Elliptical Road, Quezon City, early morning of November 25, aiming to echo a united voice in ending Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC).
Dubbed as “Walk To End VAW,” the kick-off activity marks the beginning of the annual 18-Day Campaign To End VAW, which is being observed from November 25 to December 12.
Patuloy ang pagsisikap ng pamahalaan na maitaguyod ang mga serbisyong nagbibigay-proteksyon, lunas at katarungan sa mga kababaihang nakakaranas ng karahasan.
Nagkakaisa ang gobyerno, akademiya, mga organisadong grupo ng kababaihan, maging ang ilang pribadong sektor sa pagbubuo at paggawa ng mga stratehiya upang mas mapalakas ang ating kampanya laban sa karahasan sa mga kababaihan at kabataan.
Gayunman, sa kabila ng mga hakbang na ating isinasagawa, tila nananatili pa rin ang mataas na bilang ng mga babaeng biktima ng pang-aabuso.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Quezon City government forged another partnership for the upcoming “2014 Walk to End Violence against Women (VAW)” on November 25 at Quezon City Memorial Circle (QMMC).
Said activity marks the beginning of the annual observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End VAW, which will end on December 12.
Recognizing the important roles of legislators in formulating laws and prioritizing measures that will address prevailing gender issues, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with the House of Representatives (HOR) Committee on Women and Gender Equality (CWGE) will hold a legislators’ forum on November 25, 2014, 11am to 4pm at the De Venecia Conference Room, South Wing Annex, HOR, Quezon City.
Legazpi City, Albay Province -- Strengthening the viability of existing and planned women-led enterprises, the Albay Gender and Development (GAD) Office held a two-day training workshop on Gender Responsive-Value Chain Analysis (GR-VCA) for women microentrepreneurs last August 2014 in Legazpi City.
Legazpi City, Albay Province -- The Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (FPS) is extending various capacity development and other inputs to encourage offices and departments of the Provincial Government of Albay to submit more gender-responsive project proposals for the 2015 budget year, towards the provincial scaleup of gender mainstreaming.
The Aklan Gender and Development Commission chaired by Governor Florencio Miraflores affirms its commitment to end violence against women and children (VAWC) in this province through adherence to activities of the annual 18 day Campaign to End VAW. For the past years, series of activities were organized to raise public awareness on the problem of all forms of VAWC and its elimination. This year’s campaign seeks to address the same with a focus on strengthening mechanisms such as the VAW desk in every barangay.
Albay Province -- Considered as one of the country’s models for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), the DRRM program will once again raise the bar for programs of its kind. Members of the Technical Working Group of the Provincial Gender and Development (GAD) Office conducted a technical workshop formulating guidelines in integrating gender issues and concerns in DRRM plans.