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.
To address the increase in the demand for technical assistance on gender and development (GAD) mainstreaming, the PCW established the National Gender and Development Resource Program (NGRP). The NGRP is PCW’s blueprint for the provision of strategic, appropriate and effective technical assistance to National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs).
The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to invite government, women’s groups, and civil society organizations to submit your nominations for NGO representatives to the PCW Board of Commissioners.
The deadline for submission of acceptance of nominations and attachments is midnight of 21 June 2013. Nominations and attachments received after this deadline shall not be considered.
The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to invite government, women’s groups, and civil society organizations to submit your nominations an expert in the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for the term 2015–2018.
The deadline for submission of acceptance of nominations and attachments is midnight of 15 May 2013. Nominations and complete attachments received after this deadline shall not be considered.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (herein referred to as AECID) intends to apply the sum of Six Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Pesos (Php 687,320.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Supply and Delivery of IT Equipment for the PCW- AECID Project for the Year 2013. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Program aims to improve efficiency, accountability and transparency in public fund use in order to ensure the direct, immediate, substantial and economical delivery of public services especially to the poor.
The Program implements the key strategies of the Philippine PFM Reform Roadmap: Towards Improved Accountability and Transparency (2011-2016), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to clarify, simplify, improve and harmonize the government’s financial management processes and information systems. The integrated systems will cover all transactions of government and apply uniformly to all government agencies.
The main purpose of the Young Women Leaders’ Initiative is to get women engaged in governance, to take ownership of their lives and future and to propel the process of development themselves. This proactive method stands that young women should be empowered to take control of their lives while (1) gaining the education, the skills and the network to support the future that they want, and (2) gaining awareness and accountability to contribute to governance.
In consonance with President Benigno Aquino’s pursuit and vision of ‘tuwid na daan’, the theme being adopted for the 2013 Women’s Month Celebration is “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan”. This theme underscores the need to accelerate women’s participation in governance and enhance gender perspective in upholding good governance. It highlights the importance of strengthening the mechanisms and institutions that support women and to widen the arena for their participation. It is also aligned with Section 11 (Participation and Representation) and Section 29 (Peace and Development) of the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710).