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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission of application is on January 28, 2014.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is pleased to announce that nominations for PCW NGO Board Commissioners will be re-opened.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) with support from the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) is inviting all IT students from both public and private colleges and universities within Metro Manila to join in the “Magna Carta of Women Mobile Apps Development Contest” to develop an Android-based mobile apps based on the Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).
Upon the recommendation of the League of the Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and its concern for those affected by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), PCW has decided to postpone the conduct of the GAD Summit. This will give the concerned governors the time to attend to the needs of their constituents and oversee relief and rebuilding operations.
Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Persons and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of the eighteen Local Government Units (LGU) were trained on Gender- Responsive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) last October 1-3, 2013 in Tagaytay City. These eighteen LGUs are partners of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in the project on Magna Carta of Women (MCW) Implementation that is funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
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.
The Search aims to recognize the outstanding achievement and/or performance of government agencies in upholding the rights of women and for effective implementation of gender-responsive programs.
The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to invite GAD Focal Point Chairpersons or TWG Chairpersons or its equivalent and Budget Officers (maximum of three participants per agency) of national agencies, line and attached offices, bureaus and GOCCs to attend the GAD Budget Forum on November 7 and 8, 2013 at 3rd Floor, PDC Auditorium Commission on Audit, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City in preparation for the submission of the FY 2015 GAD Plan and Budget and FY 2013 GAD Accomplishment Report.