Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to Friday, December 12, 2014

Since 2002, the Philippine government has been actively joining the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence that is being observed globally from November 25 to December 10. Said campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women through awareness-raising about gender-based violence, strengthening local work and establishing a clear link between local and international work to end VAW, among other undertakings.

In 2006, through Presidential Proclamation 1172, the Philippine campaign was extended to 18 days, to include December 12 which is known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day.

This year, the country's commitment to the observance was strengthened as President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act 10398 declaring November 25 of every year as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children.” The law also raises the standard by which this campaign is observed by mandating key agencies to undertake activities designed to raise public awareness on VAW.

With the theme: “End VAW Now! It’s Our Duty!” the call will emphasize the importance of having a functional mechanism, operated by competent and capable duty-bearers with a sense of responsibility and accountability originating from a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of gender-based violence and the provisions of VAW laws.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014

The Philippine Commission on Women, in partnership with the Commission on Audit, will convene the Third GAD Budget Forum (GBF) to be held on October 9 and 10, 2014 at the PDC Auditorium located on the 3rd Floor, Commission on Audit (COA) Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. The forum will serve as a venue to:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Please be informed that the venue of the 4th GAD Focal Point Assembly on September 9-10, 2014 will held at Sunrise Holiday Mansion, Royal Estates, Alfonso Cavite, Metro Tagaytay (please see attached map and directions).

Registration to the assembly has been closed and PCW will no longer accept on-site registration due to a large number of registered participants. Questions or clarifications regarding the event may be coursed thru the Technical Services Division at 735-8917; 0917-8454471; or email us at

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to invite GAD Focal Point System members of national government agencies (NGAs), line and attached offices, bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), GOCCs, Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies and other government instrumentalities to attend the 4th GAD Focal Point Assembly with the theme “Beyond Compliance: A Commitment to Gender-Responsive Governance” to be held on September 9-10, 2014 (venue is outside Manila).

Thursday, August 14, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014

The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to announce the “First Regional Gender and Development Council (RGADC) Summit” to be held on August 14-15, 2014 in Manila (venue details will be announced later). The Summit will gather the Chairpersons of all Regional Development Councils (RDCs) and Chairpersons plus one (1) member of all RGADCs/similar mechanisms.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Last March 26, 2014, the Philippine Commission on Women certified thirty-seven (37) individual and thematic GAD experts as members of the PCW GAD Resource Pool. They were also recognized officially during the “Women’s Consultative Conference”, PCW’s Women’s Month culminating activity last March 28, 2014 at the Diamond Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Guidelines for the Sulong Juana: Human Women's Symbol Formation, kick off activity for the 2014 Women's Month Celebration

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Women’s World Summit Foundation - WWSF - cordially invites you to submit nominations for its 20th annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life in rural communities.

About 10 prizewinners will again be selected in 2014 and announced to the media on 15 October – International Day of Rural Women.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 to Monday, March 31, 2014

This year's celebration of Women's Month pays tribute to the strong and resilient "Juanas" who brought inspiring changes here in the country and across the globe.

With the recent geological, socio-economic and political upheavals that shook the country last year, 2014 brings a new ray of hope that will pave the way for healing, recovery and reconciliation. From the Zamboanga crisis to the pork barrel scandal, the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu, and the strongest typhoon history has ever recorded, and many disaster in other parts of the country, the Filipino spirit remains indomitable and unbowed.

These challenges have united the nation and inspired everyone to take part in recovery and rehabilitation processes. People from all walks of life and across the world extended all kinds of help they could offer. Efforts, regardless of how small or significant they were, did not go unnoticed.

The 2014 Women's Month Celebration is the best time to highlight the “drivers of change” who untiringly volunteered themselves in times of disaster, conflict and calamity. This celebration recognizes the role of women in the rehabilitation process and their over-all contributions to progress.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PyD is looking for a new National Program Coordinator (NPC). The NPC will assume full responsibility for overseeing monitoring and evaluation aspects of the Philippine Female Forward program and management of technical aspect of the program implementation. It is also her/his duty to support the team members working at the country level. She/He will report directly to the Country Representative.

Attached refer to the Terms of Reference for details. Kindly submit application letter and CV to Antonio Gonzalez, Country Representative to the email address: The deadline for submission of application is on January 28, 2014.