Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda for the 16th Congress
The Philippine Commission on Women as the primary policy-making and coordinating body on women and gender equality concerns is committed to support and advocate for the enactment of laws that will further recognize, protect, fulfill and promote the rights of Filipino women.
Consistent with this and its commitments to the Magna Carta of Women, the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development as well as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the PCW pushes for the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 16th Congress.
The WPLA seeks to amend or repeal discriminatory provisions of existing laws and moves for the formulation and adoption of new legislations that promote women’s empowerment and gender equality.
For the 16th Congress, the PCW seeks to push its advocacy efforts through its eleven proposed legislative agenda.
Policy Brief 1 – Enacting a Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Economy
Policy Brief 3 – Enacting the Anti-Marital Infidelity Law
Policy Brief 4 – Repealing the Law on Premature Marriage
Policy Brief 5 – Repealing Article 247 of the Revised Penal Code
Policy Brief 9 – Amending the Family Code Provision on Legal Separation
Policy Brief 10 – Expanding the Anti-Sexual Harassment Law
Policy Brief 11 – Amending the Anti-Rape Law