As duty bearers, it is incumbent on the State to protect the human rights of its citizens, both women and men, with particular recognition of the plight of women, who are especially vulnerable to gender-based violence.
Taking off from the Gender Justice Awards instituted by the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the University of the Philippines-Center for Women's Studies Foundation Inc. (UPCWSFI) and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) in 2003, the "Gender Justice Awards II" aims to highlight the important role that the judiciary plays in addressing violence against women (VAW).
he 2010 Women’s Month theme is “Babae, tagumpay ka ng bayan!”
The theme highlights women’s achievement in paving the way for women’s advancement and empowerment amidst major challenges. It celebrates the success of women’s commitment to pursue equality which resulted in the enactment of the Magna Carta of Women (a comprehensive women’s human rights law which serves as the national translation of the UN CEDAW, the International Bill of Rights for Women) and the achievements in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) and those related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
The Interagency Committee on Rural Women invites women’s organizations and networks to submit nominations for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women 2010. The search gives due recognition to rural women who have shown excellence in their fields of endeavor, have contributed outstanding accomplishments in developing the agriculture, fishery, and natural resources sectors and have made significant impact in the lives of the people in the rural areas.
The Interagency Committee on Rural Women invites women's organizations and network to submit nominations for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women 2010. The competition was conceptualized in order to give due recognition to rural women who have shown excellence in their fields of endeavor, have contributed outstanding accomplishments in developing the agriculture, fishery, and natural resources sectors and made significant impact in the lives of the people in the rural areas; and to document the success stories of the awardees who showed the significance of committing to the right of ind
Babae, Yaman Ka ng Bayan!
This year's theme highlights the critical role of women in nation-building and recognizes that women are an important resource who can contribute to the reduction of poverty. Considering the present global financial crisis, it is timely to tap half of the country's resource, the women, and create a gender-responsive environment to encourage and support them to venture into high-value and more meaningful economic activities and enterprise development.