Annually, the Philippine Commission on Women prepares Factsheets on Filipino women. The information in the fact sheets are organized into the following:

  1. Population, families and household statistics
  2. Statistics on filipino women and men's education
  3. Statistics on filipino women and men's health and family planning
  4. Statistics on violence against Filipino women
  5. Women participation in politics and governance
  6. Statistics on Filipino women and men's overseas employment
  7. Statistics on filipino women and men's labor and employment
  8. Philippines in the Global Arena

The case study features studies conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment-Occupational Safety and Health Center on five predominant livelihoods for women in Metro Naga sites. These studies also presented working conditions, perception on occupational safety and health, and experiences on work-related injuries and illnesses. Its results are guiding DOLE-OSHC in the application of occupational health and safety standard practices among women microentrepreneurs.

Most micro, small and medium enterprises, such as agri-based livelihoods, fisheries and handicrafts, are women-led and highly dependent on natural resources. Such resources are limited yet rapidly depleting and adversely affected by the radically changing climate. These challenges are recognized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), through the GREAT Women Project, making environmental governance as one of the cross-cutting themes in the pursuit of women’s economic empowerment.

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation expanded its existing health insurance program to address issues and needs of women in microenterprises. Through the GREAT Women Project, a Partial Subsidy Scheme was developed and implemented by PhilHealth which enabled women to gain access and benefi ts from health insurance at a low cost, and engaged local governments and other sponsors in supporting such social protection scheme for women.

Making enterprises resilient require environmental soundness and gender-responsiveness. With this, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), through the GREAT Women Project, developed the Environment and Social Management Guidelines (ESMG), a tool to push forward environmentally-sustainable and gender-responsive enterprises.

The case study examines the initial results of partnership between the Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project and PALMA+PB Alliance in North Cotabato, which aimed toward creating a local enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment (WEE).

This report is on the efforts of the Ifugao Provincial Government in mainstreaming Gender and Development through policy development and advocacy. It presents the province’s activities towards the formulation, adoption, dissemination, and implementation of the Ifugao GAD Code IRR, including some issues encountered as well as lessons learned.

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), through the GREAT Women Project, forged partnership with the Municipal Government of Tanauan to enhance its local enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment. Capacity development activities were implemented in the municipality, resulting to plans, programs and projects that support its women microentrepreneurs; noteworthy of which is its computer literacy program – Community eCenter - for women.

This case study explains the DOST sub-project of assessing gender-responsiveness of enterprise technologies and gender mainstreaming in the entire DOST System. It shows good practices/models on WEE, including the development and application of the Gender-Responsive Impact Assessment Tool and actual assessment of women microentrepreneur technologies.

This case study presents the GWP-initiated capacity development on women’s economic empowerment undertaken by Jagna, Bohol, and its resulting WEE improvements in local municipal policies and plans.