Surigao del Norte--Seven local government units (LGUs) of Surigao del Norte jointly held the Training and Planning Workshop for Mainstreaming Gender and Development in Programs, Projects and Activities’ (PPA) Monitoring and Evaluation at Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte last October 22-23, 2014.
Malungon, Sarangani--The Vice-Governor’s Office, together with the Philippine Commission on Women-AECID Magna Carta of Women Project local area coordinator Juvilyn Salazar, conducted a gender sensitivity training (GST++) with members of Banate Samahang Nayon Producers’ Cooperative last July 2014.
The Philippines maintains its position as the Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity, according to the Global Gender Gap 2014 report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Although short with just 0.02 points from last year’s standing, the country garnered 0.781 points, making us yet again the only country in Asia and the Pacific that has fully closed the gender gap in both education and health.
Mainit, Surigao del Norte--Local governments of Surigao del Norte municipalities of Mainit and Sison jointly conducted a three-day Gender Responsive Value Chain Analysis (GR-VCA) of women-led enterprises last October 2014 in Mainit. GR-VCA is a specific capacity development intervention by the Philippine Commission on Women-AECID MCW Project for women’s economic empowerment that helps stakeholders gain understanding where women are involved, and how they benefit or are adversely affected by interventions along the chain.
Women's vulnerabilities, needs and concerns in conflict and post-conflict areas will soon be fully integrated across all implementing agencies and partners of the government following the signing of a policy document between the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
The management of a local retailing store expressed its commitment to become more gender sensitive following the recent selling of T-shirts promoting rape.
In a letter addressed to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) dated October 14, Quennie Cua, Vice President for Marketing of SM Retail Inc., said that the management of SM Supermalls has taken appropriate measures to ensure that no similar incidences will happen again.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) denounces the brutal killing of a transgender Pinay in Olongapo City on October 11.
A total of 414 participants from different national government agencies, attached offices, bureaus and GOCCs attended the Third GAD Planning and Budgeting (GPB) Forum, organized by Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with Commission on Audit (COA), last October 9 and 10, 2014 at Professional Development Center Auditorium, COA in Quezon City.
STATEMENT OF INDIGNATION
Butuan City--The Philippine Commission on Women signed a memorandum of agreement, formalizing its partnership with the Regional Development Council and the Gender and Development (GAD) Council of Caraga Region on the Magna Carta of Women localization. The signing was held last September 24 in Butuan City. Hon. Sol F. Matugas, the lady Governor of Surigao del Norte said, “The MOA signing aims to strengthen gender and development by making PCW increasingly effective in mainstreaming GAD even up to the grassroots level.”