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  • 7th National GAD Budget Forum for National Government Agencies (NGAs), Attached Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs)

    7th National GAD Budget Forum for National Government Agencies (NGAs), Attached Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is pleased to invite GAD Focal Point System Members and Budget Officers (maximum of two participants per agency) of national government agencies (NGAs),  attached agencies, continue reading : 7th National GAD Budget Forum for National Government Agencies (NGAs), Attached Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs)
  • PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David

    PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in mourning the passing of Karina Constantino-David to eternal life on May 7, 2019.  A staunch advocate for women’s rights and development, Constantino-David lived a full life we honor and celebrate. Her demise was confirmed continue reading : PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David
  • ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region

    ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region PASAY CITY, Philippines – In its commitment to promote gender equality in the ASEAN, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as the national focal point for the ASEAN Committee continue reading : ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region
  • PH hosts gender mainstreaming conference for ASEAN Economic cluster

    PH hosts gender mainstreaming conference for ASEAN Economic cluster PASAY CITY, Philippines – In its commitment to promote gender equality in the ASEAN, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as the national focal point for the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), is gathering about 150 delegates from various sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Economic Community continue reading : PH hosts gender mainstreaming conference for ASEAN Economic cluster
  • Male advocates assemble, commit to end gender-based violence

    Male advocates assemble, commit to end gender-based violence Some 150 male advocates from various government agencies and civil society organizations nationwide gathered to echo their support in ending gender-based violence (GBV). On December 3-4, 2018, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with the Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere (MOVE) and the Inter-Agency Council continue reading : Male advocates assemble, commit to end gender-based violence
  • PCW-DDB radio plugs vs. catcalling soar on air

    PCW-DDB radio plugs vs. catcalling soar on air In time for the 2018 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12, the Philippine Commission on Women released radio plugs that turn the spotlight on the kind of VAW that often happen in public places but usually dismissed as just continue reading : PCW-DDB radio plugs vs. catcalling soar on air
  • PCW stages re-run of ‘VAW Experiential Museum’

    PCW stages re-run of ‘VAW Experiential Museum’ Following the success of its launch in 2017, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is staging a re-run of the Violence Against Women (VAW) Experiential Museum on December 4-7, 2018 at the Mowelfund Plaza in Cubao, Quezon City.  The VAW Experiential Museum features interactive theater performances that immerses continue reading : PCW stages re-run of ‘VAW Experiential Museum’
  • PCW opens 2018 Campaign To End VAW with Bacolod Film Screening and Forum

    PCW opens 2018 Campaign To End VAW with Bacolod Film Screening and Forum The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) together with the Interagency Council on Anti-Violence Against Women (IACVAWC) opened the 2018 observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW) through a regional film screening and forum on gender-based violence (GBV) against continue reading : PCW opens 2018 Campaign To End VAW with Bacolod Film Screening and Forum
  • Statement of PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy on the mandatory pregnancy testing of students of Pines City College

    Statement of PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy on the mandatory pregnancy testing of students of Pines City College The Philippine Commission on Women welcomes the move of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate the practice of Pines City Colleges of subjecting female students to mandatory pregnancy testing. We are equally alarmed of the continue reading : Statement of PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy on the mandatory pregnancy testing of students of Pines City College
  • PCW Statement on the Observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women

    PCW Statement on the Observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women One out of four women aged 15-49 (24.4 percent) has experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence committed by their husband or partner according to the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority. This slightly decreased continue reading : PCW Statement on the Observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women
  • PCW supports probe on Miss Earth sexual harassment claims

    PCW supports probe on Miss Earth sexual harassment claims The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly supports the proposal to conduct an investigation of sexual harassment cases allegedly committed in a beauty pageant. Senate Resolution No. 932 calls for a probe on the recent Miss Earth pageant where three of the candidates claimed that they continue reading : PCW supports probe on Miss Earth sexual harassment claims
  • PCW awards GAD mechanisms and advocates in the Regions

    PCW awards GAD mechanisms and advocates in the Regions The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) awarded outstanding Regional Gender and Development Committees (RGADC) and advocates during the 2nd RGADC Summit on September 25 – 26, 2018 at the Hive Hotel in Quezon City. The award is meant to recognize the efforts and contributions of regional continue reading : PCW awards GAD mechanisms and advocates in the Regions
  • PCW holds series of Regional GAD Budget Fora

    PCW holds series of Regional GAD Budget Fora The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Regional Gender and Development Committees (RGADCs), is conducting a series of Regional GAD Budget Fora in October and November 2018. Slated to be held in five regions across the country, the first leg of the series was continue reading : PCW holds series of Regional GAD Budget Fora
  • Call for Nominations for Non-government Organization Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children

    Call for Nominations for Non-government Organization Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children IACVAWC is the body mandated by law to ensure the effective implementation of RA 9262 and to be the lead coordinator and monitoring body on VAW initiatives. It is composed of twelve member-agencies that are tasked to continue reading : Call for Nominations for Non-government Organization Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children
  • PCW lauds women athletes in the 2018 Asian Games

    PCW lauds women athletes in the 2018 Asian Games The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in celebrating the victories of Filipino women athletes at the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from August 18 to September 2. Data from the Asian Games’ official website showed that the continue reading : PCW lauds women athletes in the 2018 Asian Games
  • PCW Opens Profiling of GAD Resource Pool Batch 7

    PCW Opens Profiling of GAD Resource Pool Batch 7 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is now accepting applicants for the profiling of the seventh batch of the Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool (GR Pool). A component of the National GAD Resource Program (NGRP), the GR Pool is composed of individual GAD Practitioners tapped by continue reading : PCW Opens Profiling of GAD Resource Pool Batch 7
  • Rape is a crime, never a woman’s fault

    Rape is a crime, never a woman’s fault The Philippine Commission on Women strongly states that it is never a woman’s fault to get raped.  A woman’s body, her appearance, or her clothes are not invitations for rape or any form of sexual violence. Rape victims are young and old, rich and poor, short and continue reading : Rape is a crime, never a woman’s fault
  • PCW presents 9 gains as nation celebrates 9th anniversary of Magna Carta of Women

    PCW presents 9 gains as nation celebrates 9th anniversary of Magna Carta of Women The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) led the celebration of the 9th anniversary of the passage of Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on August 14, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Around continue reading : PCW presents 9 gains as nation celebrates 9th anniversary of Magna Carta of Women
  • PCW relaunches GADtimpala as official awards and incentives system

    PCW relaunches GADtimpala as official awards and incentives system The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has relaunched the GADtimpala Awards as its official awards and incentives system during the 9th Anniversary Celebration of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) at the Philippine International Convention Center on August 14, 2019. GADtimpala stands for “Gender and Development continue reading : PCW relaunches GADtimpala as official awards and incentives system
  • PCW Statement on the ‘pepedederalismo’ video

    PCW Statement on the ‘pepedederalismo’ video No act, even with noblest intentions, can justify the trivialization and objectification of women’s bodies. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces the acts of a public official condoning the ridicule and mockery of women’s bodies. While the Commission agrees that public officials are expected to exhaust all continue reading : PCW Statement on the ‘pepedederalismo’ video
  • ASEAN Socio Cultural Community senior officials vow to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region

    ASEAN Socio Cultural Community senior officials vow to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region MAKATI CITY, Philippines – Senior officials from the ten Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States clustered into 12 sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) presented their proposed actions to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region during continue reading : ASEAN Socio Cultural Community senior officials vow to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region
  • PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region

    PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region MAKATI CITY, Philippines – People of the ASEAN may now look forward to more gender-responsive policies and programs in the region as their senior officials embark on a three-day Conference that will deepen their understanding on Gender and Development (GAD). Around 100 delegates from continue reading : PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region
  • PCW Message on the 120th Celebration of Philippine Independence

    PCW Message on the 120th Celebration of Philippine Independence In commemoration of  the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Independence, the Philippine Commission on Women recommits itself to the spirits of freedom, democracy, equality, justice and solidarity – the very ideals that inspired our brave women and men in the Philippine struggle for Independence against Spanish continue reading : PCW Message on the 120th Celebration of Philippine Independence
  • PCW, PUP and private sector partners hold forum on menstruation and menopause

    PCW, PUP and private sector partners hold forum on menstruation and menopause The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), DDB Group Philippines and Modess, observed the Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 through a forum, which aims to debunk myths and misconceptions on menstruation and menopause.  continue reading : PCW, PUP and private sector partners hold forum on menstruation and menopause
  • Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women

    Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women Responding to the call of “leaving no one behind” in the pursuit of gender equality, representatives from government agencies, non-government organizations, continue reading : Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women
  • 5 LGUs retain stature as PCW-recognized Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs

    5 LGUs retain stature as PCW-recognized Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has recertified five local government units (LGUs) as Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hubs (LLH) in a series of activities held in March and April 2018. Launched in 2015, the certification of LLHs is an initiative continue reading : 5 LGUs retain stature as PCW-recognized Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs
  • PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 81st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines

    PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 81st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines Eighty-one years after Filipino women won the right to vote in elections, the quest for more women entering politics as candidates and winning seats has yet to be reached. In February 2018, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) noted that although continue reading : PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 81st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines
  • PCW Statement Concerning Pick-up Artists Academy

    PCW Statement Concerning Pick-up Artists Academy The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces the acts of an online group that seems to be a breeding ground for male sexual harassers and predators. We received a complaint regarding a business entity named Pick-up Artists Academy (PUA), which allegedly provides services to “boost men’s confidence” by continue reading : PCW Statement Concerning Pick-up Artists Academy
  • PCW and DDB’s ‘Menstruation Matters’ bags Anvil gold

    PCW and DDB’s ‘Menstruation Matters’ bags Anvil gold Another initiative of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and advertising agency DDB Group Philippines has won an award for the advocacy on good menstrual hygiene, its effects on women and girls’ lives, and in building their self-esteem, health, and productivity at work and at school. #MenstruationMatters, continue reading : PCW and DDB’s ‘Menstruation Matters’ bags Anvil gold
  • PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2018

    PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2018 The journey of Filipino women towards attaining gender equality and empowerment has been moving forward over the years. Filipinas have emerged as strong, confident and smart individuals who are able to assert their rights and place in society. We now also have male advocates who champion gender equality continue reading : PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2018
  • Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer free rides and treats on 2018 International Women’s Day

    Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer free rides and treats on 2018 International Women’s Day Women and girls are in for a treat this International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 with this year’s edition of Serbisyo Para Kaya Juana. First initiated in March 2015, Serbisyo Para Kay Juana offers treats, free services, and discounts as continue reading : Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer free rides and treats on 2018 International Women’s Day
  • Nominations for PCW NGO Board Commissioners

    Nominations for PCW NGO Board Commissioners The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s primary policy-making and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality is pleased to announce that the nominations for the following NGO Board Members representing the following sectors is still open: 1. Health and Science 2. Business and Industry 3. Culture continue reading : Nominations for PCW NGO Board Commissioners
  • PCW celebrates 43rd anniversary, pushes for more regional presence

    PCW celebrates 43rd anniversary, pushes for more regional presence The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomed its 43rd year with bigger hopes and greater passion to fulfill its mandate — aiming to reach more women and girls particularly those in the regions. In her message during the post-anniversary celebration held at the Kalayaan Hall in continue reading : PCW celebrates 43rd anniversary, pushes for more regional presence
  • Call for Nominations for the Sectoral Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking

    Call for Nominations for the Sectoral Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) is the body mandated by law to coordinate and monitor the implementation of Republic Act No. 9208, as amended, with the Department of Justice as the lead agency. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) as a continue reading : Call for Nominations for the Sectoral Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking
  • MGEC launches revised Gender-Fair Media Guidebook

    MGEC launches revised Gender-Fair Media Guidebook The Media and Gender Equality Committee (MGEC) launched a new guidebook that seeks to eliminate gender stereotyping and promotes gender balance in the participation and representation of women and men across various forms of media and communication. Launched on December 15 at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila the “Gender-Fair continue reading : MGEC launches revised Gender-Fair Media Guidebook
  • PCW conducts nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2018-2022

    PCW conducts nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2018-2022 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is holding a series of nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for the formulation of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Plan 2018-2022. The first of the series was held last December 11 in Pasig City for the continue reading : PCW conducts nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2018-2022
  • PCW launches ‘experiential museum’ on Violence Against Women

    PCW launches ‘experiential museum’ on Violence Against Women In time for this year’s observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW), the Philippine Commission on Women in partnership with other government agencies, launched a three-day interactive museum on November 24, 2017 at the PETA Theatre in Quezon City. The “VAW Experiential Museum” continue reading : PCW launches ‘experiential museum’ on Violence Against Women
  • PCW, TIP-QC launches mobile app on violence against women

    PCW, TIP-QC launches mobile app on violence against women Quick information and emergency tools for reporting incidents of violence against women (VAW) are now a fingertip away as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City (TIP-QC) unveils the VAWfreePH mobile application. Launched during the 2017 18-Day continue reading : PCW, TIP-QC launches mobile app on violence against women
  • 31st ASEAN Summit outcomes: What’s in it for women?

    31st ASEAN Summit outcomes: What’s in it for women? Women in ASEAN may now look forward to a better, empowering and thriving future as three documents relative to their roles in the economy, peace and security and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted during the 31st Association of the South East Asian continue reading : 31st ASEAN Summit outcomes: What’s in it for women?
  • PCW and COA strengthen call for gender mainstreaming during the 2017 GAD Budget Fora

    PCW and COA strengthen call for gender mainstreaming during the 2017 GAD Budget Fora Gearing up for the government’s preparation of the FY 2019 Gender and Development (GAD) budget proposal, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Commission on Audit (COA) convened the one-day 2017 GAD Budget Fora on November 9 and November 10, continue reading : PCW and COA strengthen call for gender mainstreaming during the 2017 GAD Budget Fora