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  • PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2022-02: Use of the Gender Focal Point System Functionality Assessment Tool

    PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2022-02: Use of the Gender Focal Point System Functionality Assessment Tool To All Heads of Executive Departments, Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges, Government-Owned and/or-Controlled Corporations, Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies, Other Instrumentalities of the National Government and All Others Concerned Subject Use of the Gender Focal Point System continue reading : PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2022-02: Use of the Gender Focal Point System Functionality Assessment Tool
  • Pulso Para sa Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran Online Poll

    Pulso Para sa Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran Online Poll
  • 2022 National Women’s Month Celebration

    2022 National Women’s Month Celebration The 2022 National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) endeavors to highlight the gains achieved for women and girls, assess actions towards gender equality and look forward to steps that must be taken to ensure progress in empowering women. With the country still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, studies and data show continue reading : 2022 National Women’s Month Celebration
  • PCW Advisory: Monitoring of the Gender Mainstreaming Performance of Agencies through the Application of the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) tool and Submission of Rated GMEF Assessment with Means of Verification (MOVs) for FY 2021

    PCW Advisory: Monitoring of the Gender Mainstreaming Performance of Agencies through the Application of the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) tool and Submission of Rated GMEF Assessment with Means of Verification (MOVs) for FY 2021 TO Heads of Executive Departments, Attached Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations continue reading : PCW Advisory: Monitoring of the Gender Mainstreaming Performance of Agencies through the Application of the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) tool and Submission of Rated GMEF Assessment with Means of Verification (MOVs) for FY 2021
  • 2022 GAD Webinar Series

    2022 GAD Webinar Series As an oversight agency and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality and as mandated by the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), the PCW leads the implementation of a capacity-building program on gender and development (GAD) to equip national government agencies (NGAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), government-owned and controlled continue reading : 2022 GAD Webinar Series
  • PCW celebrates 47th anniversary: Driven and Proven, Soaring High Towards its Golden Year

    PCW celebrates 47th anniversary: Driven and Proven, Soaring High Towards its Golden Year Starting the year on a hopeful note, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) celebrated its 47th founding anniversary on January 7, 2022, with the theme “Driven and Proven: Soaring High towards its Golden Year”. Opening the virtual event, Chairperson Sandra Sanchez-Montano commended continue reading : PCW celebrates 47th anniversary: Driven and Proven, Soaring High Towards its Golden Year
  • PCW welcomes law prohibiting child marriage

    PCW welcomes law prohibiting child marriage The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes the law prohibiting child marriage through the enactment of Republic Act 11596 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on December 10, 2021 and released on January 6, 2022. The law defines a child as a person below 18 years old or anyone of continue reading : PCW welcomes law prohibiting child marriage
  • From “joke lang” to rape: Real stories on sexual violence and how it could be prevented, addressed

    From “joke lang” to rape: Real stories on sexual violence and how it could be prevented, addressed Karla Karla, not her real name, rode on the jeepney on a Wednesday afternoon in early 2019, pre-pandemic time. She was busy reading her book for her class when she suddenly felt a hand touching the lower portion continue reading : From “joke lang” to rape: Real stories on sexual violence and how it could be prevented, addressed
  • Gender-based violence victims can now call 911

    Gender-based violence victims can now call 911 The Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Justice, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development sign the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) on the inclusion of  Gender-based Violence (GBV) Emergency and Distress Calls in the Emergency 911 National Hotline in a virtual ceremony held on continue reading : Gender-based violence victims can now call 911
  • PCW Message on the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End VAW: Filipino Marespeto, Safe Spaces, Kasali Tayo

    PCW Message on the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End VAW: Filipino Marespeto, Safe Spaces, Kasali Tayo In a community where respect thrives, we can ensure and secure safe spaces for all.  As the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) leads the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW), we zero in on a pervasive continue reading : PCW Message on the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End VAW: Filipino Marespeto, Safe Spaces, Kasali Tayo
  • PH joins ASEAN Ministers’ call for women in digital economy and financial inclusion

    PH joins ASEAN Ministers’ call for women in digital economy and financial inclusion The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers reaffirmed commitment to promote the equality and empowerment of women and girls in the ASEAN region, and stressed the important role of women in the development and continue reading : PH joins ASEAN Ministers’ call for women in digital economy and financial inclusion
  • PCW, DENR ink deal to integrate gender perspectives in environmental management programs

    PCW, DENR ink deal to integrate  gender perspectives in environmental management programs The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) vow to work together in pursuing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environment sector. In a virtual signing ceremony on October 29, 2021, the two parties forged continue reading : PCW, DENR ink deal to integrate gender perspectives in environmental management programs
  • Local Learning Hubs share experiences, boost GAD knowledge in first assembly

    Local Learning Hubs share experiences, boost GAD knowledge in first assembly Determined to be exemplars of gender mainstreaming in their localities, 80 representatives from 12 local government units (LGUs) participated in the First Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs (GAD-LLH) Assembly organized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on October 28, 2021.  The virtual continue reading : Local Learning Hubs share experiences, boost GAD knowledge in first assembly
  • PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-05: Guide for the 2021 Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)

    PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-05: Guide for the 2021 Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) 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 Instrumentalities of National Government, Local Government Units and All continue reading : PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-05: Guide for the 2021 Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)
  • PCW, European Union discuss shared goal and efforts towards gender equality and women’s empowerment

    PCW, European Union discuss shared goal and efforts towards gender equality and women’s empowerment The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the European Union (EU) delegation explore areas of collaboration towards gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in a hybrid face-to-face and online meeting held on October 18, 2021. EU Ambassador to the Philippines Luc continue reading : PCW, European Union discuss shared goal and efforts towards gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • PCW, LGA forge partnership towards more gender-responsive local governance

    PCW, LGA forge partnership towards more gender-responsive local governance The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Local Government Academy (LGA) sign a three-year partnership agreement which aims to elevate the gender responsiveness in local governance. In a virtual signing ceremony on October 20, 2021, the two institutions expressed commitments to work together in amplifying continue reading : PCW, LGA forge partnership towards more gender-responsive local governance
  • Submission of Updated and Rated Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) Assessment with Means of Verification (MOVs) for FYs 2020 and 2021

    Submission of Updated and Rated Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) Assessment with Means of Verification (MOVs) for FYs 2020 and 2021 Date October 15, 2021 To Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)Civil Service Commission (CSC)Climate Change Commission (CCC)Commission on Audit (COA)Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)Commission on Higher Education (CHED)Commission on Human continue reading : Submission of Updated and Rated Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) Assessment with Means of Verification (MOVs) for FYs 2020 and 2021
  • 2021 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women

    2021 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women Violence against women (VAW) violates human rights and continues to be one of the country’s perennial social problems. It manifests and perpetuates discrimination and gender inequality. It violates the fundamental right of women to live a life free from violence as upheld in international commitments and their continue reading : 2021 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women
  • PCW, NEDA, and COA hold First GAD Budget Forum for Northern Mindanao

    PCW, NEDA, and COA hold First GAD Budget Forum for Northern Mindanao In an aim to help strengthen Gender and Development (GAD) programs in the localities, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Regional Development Council 10 – Regional Gender and Development Committee (RDC-X RGADC) conducted a virtual GAD Budget Forum on September 28, continue reading : PCW, NEDA, and COA hold First GAD Budget Forum for Northern Mindanao
  • PCW lauds all initiatives to pass laws amending rape by raising the age of sexual consent, prohibiting child marriage, and hopes for the passage of a law adopting divorce

    PCW lauds all initiatives  to pass laws amending rape by raising the age of sexual consent, prohibiting  child marriage, and hopes for the passage of a law adopting divorce The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes and lauds proposed legislative measures  protecting women’s and children’s rights in both Houses of Congress, especially on raising the continue reading : PCW lauds all initiatives to pass laws amending rape by raising the age of sexual consent, prohibiting child marriage, and hopes for the passage of a law adopting divorce
  • PCW, AFP ink deal to strengthen gender mainstreaming in military

    PCW, AFP ink deal to strengthen gender mainstreaming in military Setting another milestone in mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) concerns in the Peace and Security Sector, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) forged a partnership agreement with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a virtual signing ceremony held on September 14, 2021. The continue reading : PCW, AFP ink deal to strengthen gender mainstreaming in military
  • FAQs Republic Act No. 11313: Safe Spaces Act (Bawal Bastos Law)

    Republic Act No. 11313: Safe Spaces Act (Bawal Bastos Law) What does the Safe Spaces Act cover? The law covers all forms of gender-based sexual harassment (GBSH) committed in public spaces, educational or training institutions, workplace, as well as online space. Gender-based Streets and Public Spaces Sexual Harassment GBSH in street and public spaces is continue reading : FAQs Republic Act No. 11313: Safe Spaces Act (Bawal Bastos Law)
  • “Si Juana Ako”, “Ikaw ay Ginto”, “Nasa Atin” emerge as winners of PCW’s MusikJuana Songwriting Contest 2021

    “Si Juana Ako”, “Ikaw ay Ginto”, “Nasa Atin” emerge as winners of PCW’s MusikJuana Songwriting Contest 2021 The Philippine Commission on Women recognized the winners of the MusikJuana Songwriting Contest 2021 during the virtual awarding ceremony held via live streaming on September 10, 2021. The competition aims to promote women’s rights, as enshrined in the continue reading : “Si Juana Ako”, “Ikaw ay Ginto”, “Nasa Atin” emerge as winners of PCW’s MusikJuana Songwriting Contest 2021
  • PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-04: Preparation and Online Submission of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets

    PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-04: Preparation and Online Submission of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets Date 24 August 2021 To All Heads of Executive Departments, National Government Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies, Other Government continue reading : PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-04: Preparation and Online Submission of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets
  • PCW calls for media content that empower women amid the #PandemicEffect

    PCW calls for media content that empower women amid the #PandemicEffect  The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on all brands and advertising agencies to create content that empowers women, especially during these challenging times when Juanas experience the #PandemicEffect that goes beyond physical attributes.  In a video ad released by an aesthetic clinic, a continue reading : PCW calls for media content that empower women amid the #PandemicEffect
  • Profiling and Certification of GAD Resource Pool Batch 8

    Profiling and Certification of GAD Resource Pool Batch 8 PCW is pleased to announce that the application for Batch 8 of the National GAD Resource Pool is now OPEN. The submissions of application for profiling of Batch 8 will be accepted starting August 13 until September 10, 2021. WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? GAD practitioners continue reading : Profiling and Certification of GAD Resource Pool Batch 8
  • Message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the 54th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN

    Message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the 54th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN Today marks the fifty-fourth year since the Philippines, together with the other founding members of ASEAN, formed what would become Southeast Asia’s preeminent regional organization and one of the world’s most successful institutions. The creation of ASEAN in 1967, in a period continue reading : Message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the 54th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN
  • Gender Statistics

    Gender Statistics Gender statistics is important to measure and monitor the lives of women and men, as well as girls and boys. It covers broad subjects and issues that reflect the constant changing roles of women and men in society, from economic, health, and education, among others. These statistics help policymakers to formulate policies and continue reading : Gender Statistics
  • PCW, PNP boost ties to strengthen gender mainstreaming in police force

    PCW, PNP boost ties to strengthen gender mainstreaming in police force The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) strengthen ties in an aim to intensify the gender mainstreaming programs of the latter, and in turn, further capacitate the police force in providing gender-responsive services to women and girls. In an continue reading : PCW, PNP boost ties to strengthen gender mainstreaming in police force
  • PCW calls for inclusivity, sensitivity towards all genders

    PCW calls for inclusivity, sensitivity towards all genders The Philippine Commission on Women calls on the public to be sensitive towards the needs and concerns of all persons including those with  diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). This is after a resort drew flak for posting a notice refusing to continue reading : PCW calls for inclusivity, sensitivity towards all genders
  • How to Be A Gender Legislator Handbook

    How to be A Gender Legislator Handbook The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the House of Representatives (HoR) will launch the How to Be A Gender-Responsive Legislator (HGRL) Handbook on May 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The event is led by the Committee on Women and Gender Equality and the GAD Focal Point System continue reading : How to Be A Gender Legislator Handbook
  • Quezon Province GAD LLHs: Model for Institutionalizing a Provincial GAD Office, Gender-responsive Health, and Community-based Environmental Programs

    Quezon Province GAD LLHs: Model for Institutionalizing a Provincial GAD Office, Gender-responsive Health, and Community-based Environmental Programs Quezon Province was among the five (5) pioneer LGUs recognized by the PCW for its notable GAD initiatives and programs. With this certification, Quezon Province remained driven in delivering multifaceted GAD services and gender-responsive health, and environmental programs. continue reading : Quezon Province GAD LLHs: Model for Institutionalizing a Provincial GAD Office, Gender-responsive Health, and Community-based Environmental Programs
  • Quezon City GAD LLHs: Provision of Gender-responsive Interventions to Address GBV and Promote Sexual Health

    Quezon City GAD LLHs: Provision of Gender-responsive Interventions to Address GBV and Promote Sexual Health Quezon City was one of the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW in 2019 for establishing and sustaining the operations of the Quezon City Protection Center and the Social Hygiene and Sundown Clinics. Quezon City Protection Center The Quezon continue reading : Quezon City GAD LLHs: Provision of Gender-responsive Interventions to Address GBV and Promote Sexual Health
  • Province of Pangasinan GAD LLH: Ending Violence Against Women and Children through Comprehensive Services

    Province of Pangasinan GAD LLH: Ending Violence Against Women and Children through Comprehensive Services The Province of Pangasinan was one of the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW in March 2019 for its notable efforts and sustained implementation of a Crisis Intervention Center, a facility that responds to cases of individuals and families in continue reading : Province of Pangasinan GAD LLH: Ending Violence Against Women and Children through Comprehensive Services
  • Province of Palawan GAD LLH: Championing Provision of Gender-responsive Social Interventions

    Province of Palawan GAD LLH: Championing Provision of Gender-responsive Social Interventions The Palawan Provincial Government was one of the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW in March 2019 for its notable efforts in addressing gender-based violence related issues and concerns. With the certification of the Lualhati Women Center, the Province remained committed to provide continue reading : Province of Palawan GAD LLH: Championing Provision of Gender-responsive Social Interventions
  • Province of Misamis Occidental GAD LLH: A Pillar in Influencing Province-wide Gender Mainstreaming

    Province of Misamis Occidental GAD LLH: A Pillar in Influencing Province-wide Gender Mainstreaming Misamis Occidental was among the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW in March 2019 for the establishment and institutionalization of its Provincial GAD Office (PGADO) that exemplifies gender mainstreaming at the local levels through a gender-responsive and socially-inclusive governance. Misamis Occidental continue reading : Province of Misamis Occidental GAD LLH: A Pillar in Influencing Province-wide Gender Mainstreaming
  • Mabalacat City GAD LLH: Promoting Holistic Child Development through Comprehensive Early Childhood Care Program

    Mabalacat City GAD LLH: Promoting Holistic Child Development through Comprehensive Early Childhood Care Program The City of Mabalacat, Pampanga was one of the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW in March 2019 for its notable efforts and sustained implementation of Early Childhood Care and Development Program. It ensures the well-being of children by supporting continue reading : Mabalacat City GAD LLH: Promoting Holistic Child Development through Comprehensive Early Childhood Care Program
  • Iloilo Province GAD LLH: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women through Convergence

    Iloilo Province GAD LLH: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women through Convergence Iloilo Province was among the five (5) pioneer LGUs recognized by the PCW in 2015 for its notable GAD initiatives and program.  The Provincial Government remains committed in the implementation of a Convergence for Women’s Economic Empowerment Program to empower women micro-entrepreneurs to start continue reading : Iloilo Province GAD LLH: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women through Convergence
  • Davao City GAD LLHs: Agents of Change Towards Gender-responsive Local Governance

    Davao City GAD LLHs: Agents of Change Towards Gender-responsive Local Governance The City of Davao was among the first five (5) pioneer LGUs recognized by the PCW in 2015 for its notable GAD initiatives and program. The current four (4) notable GAD programs are as follows: a) Integrated Gender and Development Division; Office of the continue reading : Davao City GAD LLHs: Agents of Change Towards Gender-responsive Local Governance
  • Baybay City GAD LLHs: Programs toward Gender-responsive Planning and Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Baybay City GAD LLHs: Programs toward Gender-responsive Planning and Women’s Economic Empowerment Baybay City was among the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW for its notable GAD programs in 2019 on the importance of collection and use of community-based data and efforts to improve women’s economic empowerment. With the certification of its two (2) continue reading : Baybay City GAD LLHs: Programs toward Gender-responsive Planning and Women’s Economic Empowerment