The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) was inaugurated during the 16th ASEAN Summit held in Ha Noi, Vietnam last 07 April 2010. The Philippines, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Philippine Commission on Women (formerly known as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women) has always actively participated in the establishment of the ACWC. It aims to uphold, promote, protect, respect and fulfill the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and children in the ASEAN.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) joins the country in the observance of May 2010 as National Census Month pursuant to Proclamation No. 2028.
The National Statistics Office (NSO), in accordance with Batas Pambansa Blg. 72, is set to conduct the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) on May. The said census is designed to take an inventory of the total population and housing units in the country and collect information about their characteristics. NSO has been conducting the integrated survey every 10 years since 1980.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) sponsored a two-day Partners’ Forum of the GREAT Women Project last February 9-10 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila in Ortigas Center, Quezon City. The Partners’ Forum themed Patnership and Synergy Towards A GREATer Philippines gathered 246 participants from 12 national government agencies, local government representatives from six partner provinces and two alliances, and more than a dozen non-government organizations who are collectively advancing women’s economic empowerment.
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