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.
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.