The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one of the three recipients of the 9th St. Hildegarde Award for Outstanding Achievements in Development Communication.
This National Women’s Month, we enjoin all “Juanas” to stand and break through fear and self-doubt as fear is the root of so many barriers that women face - the fear of being not liked, the fear of making the wrong choice, the fear of drawing negative attention, the fear of being judged, the fear of failure and the fear of being a bad mother or wife or daughter. We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), launched a nationwide photo contest as part of its calendar activities for the upcoming National Women's Month Celebration.
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.