The study on which the book is based, intends to determine whether the provisions of RA 7192 has been achieved among selected line agencies. It seeks to examine (1) if support for gender mainstreaming was given; and (2) whether or not women equally benefited and participated in the development process.

Memorandum Circular jointly issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), pursuant to Section 12 D.2 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9710 to provide the guidelines and procedures for "Establishing a Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk in Every Barangay"

The Guidelines is aimed at establishing a referral system at the local government level to have an integrated and coordinated community response to victims of violence against women (VAW). It provides a multidisciplinary and gender-sensitive response to ensure the safety of the women and children victims of violence and the accountability of the perpetrators.

Primer on the GREAT Women Project. Available in English and in Filipino.

Brochure on the GREAT Women Project. Available in Engliah and in Filipino.

GREAT Women Project posters. Available in English and in Filipino.

This tool is also designed to generate data for the monitoring and evaluation of the service provider’s level of compliance to the anti-VAW policies of the Philippine Government. Data generated can also be used as a tool in setting priorities in planning, particularly in the use of the GAD Budget.

The package consists of five sets of documents for each of the five service categories, represented by the government agency tasked primarily to render such type of service, as follows:

  • PNP for investigatory services or procedures
  • DOH for medical or hospital-based services
  • DSWD for psychosocial services
  • DOJ for legal/prosecution services
  • DILG and the LGUs for anti-VAW services at the barangay, municipal, city and provincial levels

Each set is introduced by an Overview, followed by the Performance Standards and an Assessment Tool to guide compliance with the standards as well generate data for monitoring and evaluation purposes. A Baseline Report is also included to put the standards in context.

This gender and development (GAD) approach aims to provide Philippine government agencies and donors with a common set of analytical concepts and tools for integrating gender concerns into development programs and projects. The resource focuses on processes and strategies. It further addresses management results of integrating gender equality and women's empowerment concerns into key stages of the project cycle: project identification and design, assessment of projects for funding; project implementation; and monitoring and evaluation. The guidelines consist of three parts.

A leaflet on Republic Act No. 9262 also known as the "Anti-Violence Against Women and their children (VAWC) Act of 2004." Contains answers to commonly asked questions about the law and violence against women. Also contains contact details of agencies and organizations that VAWC victims may approach for help.