Laws, Issuances and other Legislation on Women

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

This Act shall be known as “The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012″. An Act providing for a National Policy on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health

Magna Carta of Women

The Magna Carta of Women is a comprehensive women's human rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by recognizing, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women, especially those in the marginalized sectors.

Date

29 September 2017

To:

All Heads of Executive Departments, Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies, Other Government Instrumentalities and All Others Concerned

Guidelines in Monitoring the Functionality of VAW Desk in Every Barangay

1.0    BACKGROUND

1.1    The State realizes that equality of men and women entails the abolition of the unequal structures and practices that perpetuate discrimination and inequality.  To realize this, the State shall endeavor to develop plans, policies, programs, measures and mechanisms to address discrimination and inequality in the economic, political, social, and cultural life of women and men.

Date

25 July 2017

To:

All Government Departments, Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Regional Line Agencies of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and Local Government Units (LGUs) in areas covered under Proclamation 216, s. 2017

WHEREAS, Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women upholds the right of women to protection and security in emergencies and armed conflict situations, and recognizes and supports the role of women in conflict-prevention, management, resolution and peacemaking;

WHEREAS, as Member State of the United Nations (UN), the Philippines is committed to implement UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCRs) Nos. 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013), and 2042 (2015) on women, peace and security;

Allowing Married Women to Retain and Use their Maiden Name in lieu of their Husband’s Surname in accordance to Existing Laws and Pertinent Jurisprudence

Date

12 October 2016

To:

All Government Departments including Attached Agencies, Bureaus and Offices; State Universities and Colleges (SUCs); Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs); Other Government Instrumentalities, Private Institutions and All Others Concerned

Date

10 October 2016

To:

General Managers of Water Districts, the Administrator of the Local Water Utilities Administration, the Chairperson of the Commission on Audit and All Others Concerned

Subject:  :

Extension of the Moratorium on the PCW Review and Endorsement of Local Water District Annual Gender and Development Plans and Budgets

Preparation and Online Submission of FY 2018 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and FY 2016 GAD Accomplishment Reports and Other Matters

 

Date

30 September 2016

To:

All Heads of Executive Departments, Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies, Other Government Instrumentalities and All Others Concerned

Updating of GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) Profile and Database

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reminds heads of agencies to establish and strengthen their GAD Focal Point System based on the Magna Carta of Women and PCW Circular No. 2011-01. The GFPS is an interacting and interdependent group of people in all government agencies tasked to catalyze and accelerate gender mainstreaming within the agency. The GFPS is expected to advocate, guide, coordinate, and monitor the development, implementation, review and updating of their GAD plans and GAD-related programs, activities and projects (PAPs).

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