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  • PCW lauds LTO’s move to address policies related to the use of maiden name

    PCW lauds LTO’s move to address policies related to the use of maiden name The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the action of the Land Transportation Office in addressing concerns in relation to women’s use of maiden name in the processing of licenses. In its Memorandum directed to its regional and field offices, the LTO continue reading : PCW lauds LTO’s move to address policies related to the use of maiden name
  • PCW calls for thorough investigation on mother-son killing, wants police officer’s daughter spared from condemnation

    PCW calls for thorough investigation on mother-son killing, wants police officer’s daughter spared from condemnation The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns the vicious killing of Sonya Gregorio  and her son Frank Gregorio in Tarlac in the hands of P/SMSgt Joniel Nuezca and calls for the thorough investigation of the same. While the killing of continue reading : PCW calls for thorough investigation on mother-son killing, wants police officer’s daughter spared from condemnation
  • PCW warns women of dangers in joining dating sites involving money

    PCW warns women of dangers in joining dating sites involving money The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on women and the youth to be cautious in joining websites, e-groups, or apps claiming to offer opportunities for seeking romance and finance. Over the past weeks, several media outfits revealed the existence of a website and continue reading : PCW warns women of dangers in joining dating sites involving money
  • Guidelines on the Localization of the Safe Spaces Act

    Guidelines on the Localization of the Safe Spaces Act 1. Background 1 .1 Since 1995, sexual harassment in the Philippines has been specifically prohibited under Republic Act (RA) No. 7877, otherwise known as the “Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.” However, the definition of sexual harassment under this law was limited and covered only the acts continue reading : Guidelines on the Localization of the Safe Spaces Act
  • PCW, Zonta Cavite ink deal on raising awareness on VAW

    PCW, Zonta Cavite ink deal on raising awareness on VAW The Philippine Commission on Women and the Zonta Club of Cavite signed a Memorandum of Understanding on raising awareness on Violence Against Women (VAW).  PCW Executive Director Atty. Kristine Yuzon-Chaves, PCW Chairperson Sandra Sanchez-Montano, and Zonta Club of Cavite President Maricel Montano-Lujero inked the deal continue reading : PCW, Zonta Cavite ink deal on raising awareness on VAW
  • Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

    Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW  Aside from COVID-19, we need to combat a scourge that has long afflicted our society: Violence Against Women (VAW).  If it were a virus, VAW can infect not only the woman, but also her family, and community. It will also continue reading : Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW
  • PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate

    PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the passage of the “Girls Not Bride Act” at the Senate and continues to call for its approval into law. Voting 21-0, the chamber approved Senate Bill No. 1373 which declares child marriages as illegal on November 9, 2020. continue reading : PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate
  • PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence

    PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence Every domestic worker deserves respect, never violence. The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates the need to protect the life and security of Filipino domestic workers around the world. Domestic work is the dominant profession for migrant women. According to the International Labor Organization, women make up 80% continue reading : PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence
  • PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials

    PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials The Philippine Commission on Women calls on all government agencies to ensure gender sensitivity in all information, education, and communication (IEC) materials, following the video material produced by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region III which features personnel doing the “It Really Hurts” challenge. In the video, continue reading : PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials
  • Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products

    Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products A Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) rapid study on the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women micro entrepreneurs (WMEs) conducted in mid-2020 revealed that the enforcement of community quarantine resulted in logistics issues and reduced sales continue reading : Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products
  • PCW condemns commodification of women

    PCW condemns commodification of women The Philippine Commission on Women denounces all acts of commodification of women, in light of the issue surrounding a PhilHealth official. According to a Senate report, the PhilHealth executive supposedly received a woman as a “gift” from his staff members for his surprise birthday party. A video clip of the continue reading : PCW condemns commodification of women
  • PCW brings GMMS training online

    PCW brings GMMS training online The virtual shift continues as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) brings its training for government workers online, starting with the online orientation in using the Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS). The PCW used to hold in-house GMMS User Training but to comply with government directives on physical distancing and continue reading : PCW brings GMMS training online
  • PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website

    PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) relaunches its website with a fresh new look, more accessible, mobile-friendly, and is packed with added features and content. Launched on the 11th anniversary of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on August 14, 2020, the new PCW website adapts to the continue reading : PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website
  • Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson

    Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes Sandra Sanchez Montano as she assumes office as Chairperson of the agency. Montano took her oath before Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año in a short ceremony at the Camp Crame, witnessed by Undersecretary Marjorie Jalosjos and continue reading : Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson
  • PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars

    PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars The Philippine Commission on Women gears up to offer its Gender and Development (GAD) seminars online, given the limitations on physical gatherings brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. PCW’s Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division (TSRCD) spearheaded the dry run of the GAD webinar with its 18 newly-hired continue reading : PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars
  • PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure (13-17 July 2020)

    PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure (13-17 July 2020) We would like to inform our stakeholders that the PCW office will be closed from Monday, July 13, 2020 until Friday, July 17, 2020 to give way to a thorough disinfection of our premises, as part of health and safety protocols against COVID-19. All PCW staffers continue reading : PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure (13-17 July 2020)
  • PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments

    PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) honors Dr. Rhodora Masilang-Bucoy who recently resigned from her post as Chairperson of the agency, for her remarkable service and leadership in promoting women’s rights and pursuing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) locally and internationally. Chair Bucoy, or Lola Chair continue reading : PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments
  • PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl

    PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the move of Philippine National Police Chief PGen Archie Gamboa to investigate and possibly dismiss two police personnel allegedly involved in the murder of a teenage girl in Ilocos Sur. The slain continue reading : PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl
  • PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence

    PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence The Philippine Commission on Women strongly condemns rape threats and “normalization of rape” hurled at women and girls. Such acts propagate the rape culture, which is unacceptable. In one incident which has gone viral in social media, a man told Ms. Frankie Pangilinan, “Pasalamat ka iha, continue reading : PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence
  • PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure

    PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure We would like to inform our stakeholders that the PCW office will be closed from Monday, June 22, 2020 until Friday, June 26, 2020 to give way to a thorough disinfection of our premises, as part of health and safety protocols against COVID-19. All PCW staffers will continue to continue reading : PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure
  • Advisory on Temporary Unavailability of PCW Telephone Lines

    Advisory on Temporary Unavailability of PCW Telephone Lines We would like to inform our stakeholders that PCW’s landline telephone numbers are currently inaccessible. Our team is working with our telco provider to have them restored as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you may direct your inquiries or concerns to our official e-mail accounts listed here: Advisory on continue reading : Advisory on Temporary Unavailability of PCW Telephone Lines
  • PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials

    PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials There is rape because there is a rapist. Rape and other forms of sexual abuse are never the victim’s fault. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reminds the public never to blame rape or sexual abuse on the victims or continue reading : PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials
  • Advisory on PCW’s Implementation of Alternative Work Arrangements

    Advisory on PCW’s Implementation of Alternative Work Arrangements To our dear clients and stakeholders, Pursuant to Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2020, the Philippine Commission on Women is currently implementing Alternative Work Arrangements. Under this arrangement, a skeleton workforce is running our agency’s on-site operations, while other employees continue to deliver their continue reading : Advisory on PCW’s Implementation of Alternative Work Arrangements
  • Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19

    Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Departmentof Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG),Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),Commission  on  Human  Rights  (CHR),  and the Commission  on  Population  and Development (POPCOM) strongly condemn all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 crisis. According continue reading : Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19
  • Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws

    Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws Women face fear, uncertainty, heavier domestic care, limited movements, and economic constraints during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but instead of easing their burden, perpetrators of sexual harassment double their suffering. With the continue reading : Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws
  • VAWC Hotlines during Community Quarantine

    VAWC Hotlines during Community Quarantine Violence against Women and their Children (VAWC) chooses no time or place. During the enhanced community quarantine, let us remain vigilant to VAWC that happens in the confines the homes in our communities. If you are, or if you personally know someone being abused during this time of health emergency, continue reading : VAWC Hotlines during Community Quarantine
  • PCW Warns Women and Girls Against Nude Challenges

    PCW Warns Women and Girls Against Nude Challenges, Urges Cyber Crime Units of NBI and PNP to Crackdown Videos Circulating Online The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warns women and girls against the Invisible Challenge in the mobile application Tiktok, which gained more popularity with more people spending time online following the enhanced community quarantine. continue reading : PCW Warns Women and Girls Against Nude Challenges
  • PCW on the 2020 Women’s Month: Babae, Pambihira Ka!

    PCW on the 2020 Women’s Month: Babae, Pambihira Ka! As we celebrate the 2020 National Women’s Month, the Philippine Commission on Women exults every woman: Babae, pambihira ka! Women are extraordinary in strength, passion, wisdom, vigor, and heart. They dare to break stereotypes that have long imprisoned them, battle discrimination head on, and survive every continue reading : PCW on the 2020 Women’s Month: Babae, Pambihira Ka!
  • PCW at 45: Going Beyond Limits

    PCW at 45: Going Beyond Limits The Philippine Commission on Women celebrated its 45th anniversary as it commits to continue going beyond limits in the pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment. PCW’s founding mothers and employees joined the current workforce of the Commission in the anniversary celebration held at the Philippine International Convention Center on continue reading : PCW at 45: Going Beyond Limits
  • PCW condemns clothing line objectifying women, calls for measures against it

    PCW condemns clothing line objectifying women, calls for measures against it The Philippine Commission on Women denounces the acts of clothing line, Kain Pepe (KNPP Clothing) and calls for appropriate measures to be taken against it. We condemn the explicit and obscene brand name and shirt designs that objectify and commodify women’s bodies. While the continue reading : PCW condemns clothing line objectifying women, calls for measures against it
  • Aiming for Gold: PCW Message on its 45th Founding Anniversary

    Aiming for Gold: PCW Message on its 45th Founding Anniversary This 2020, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) marks its 45th founding anniversary and the beginning of our five-year journey to our 50th or golden year. We continue to work for a community where women, like gold, are valued; one where they are treated with continue reading : Aiming for Gold: PCW Message on its 45th Founding Anniversary
  • PCW condemns killing of woman OFW in Kuwait, calls for strengthening of government programs to provide local economic opportunities for women

    PCW condemns killing of woman OFW in Kuwait, calls for strengthening of government programs to provide local economic opportunities for women The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns the killing of Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait. Villavende left the country in July 2019 to work as a household service worker continue reading : PCW condemns killing of woman OFW in Kuwait, calls for strengthening of government programs to provide local economic opportunities for women
  • PCW welcomes new Executive Director

    PCW welcomes new Executive Director The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) enters a new era of leadership as its new Executive Director (ED), Atty. Kristine E. Yuzon-Chaves, assumed office on December 16, 2019. For her first official act as PCW’s ED, Atty. Yuzon-Chaves joined PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy, the Management Committee and Supervising Officers continue reading : PCW welcomes new Executive Director
  • Philippines drops 8 places in gender equality, remains top in Asia

    Philippines drops 8 places in gender equality, remains top in Asia The Philippines remains the top country in Asia in terms of closing the gender gap, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 of the World Economic Forum. The report shows that the Philippines has closed 78% of its overall gender gap, garnering a continue reading : Philippines drops 8 places in gender equality, remains top in Asia
  • Solidarity Walk Wraps Up 2019 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

    Solidarity Walk Wraps Up 2019 18-Day Campaign to End VAW The 2019 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) ends in a high note with a Solidarity Walk led by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of National Defense (DND), in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and continue reading : Solidarity Walk Wraps Up 2019 18-Day Campaign to End VAW
  • PCW gets nod of certifying body for certification to ISO 9001:2015

    PCW gets nod of certifying body for certification to ISO 9001:2015 The Philippine Commission on Women welcomes the decision of the audit team from Socotec Certification Philippines, Inc., to recommend the immediate certification of the agency to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems or QMS), noting zero non-compliance with the requirements of the standards. The PCW’s continue reading : PCW gets nod of certifying body for certification to ISO 9001:2015
  • Learning about VAW through puppets, puzzles and games

    Learning about VAW through puppets, puzzles and games The Philippine Commission on Women makes learning about Violence Against Women (VAW) interactive and youth-friendly through the Anti-VAW Expo 2019, held from November 27 to 29, 2019 at the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. The 3-day expo is one of the continue reading : Learning about VAW through puppets, puzzles and games
  • Cine Juana: Promoting a VAW-free PH one film at a time

    Cine Juana: Promoting a VAW-free PH one film at a time Young filmmakers focus their lens on the issue of Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Cine Juana Digital Shorts Competition launched by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as part of the activities for the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW. The competition recognizes the continue reading : Cine Juana: Promoting a VAW-free PH one film at a time
  • PCW: VAW-free Community Starts with the Youth

    PCW: VAW-free Community Starts with the Youth The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) encouraged the generation of today to fight Violence Against Women (VAW) in a Youth Forum, which kicked off the 2019 18-Day Campaign to End VAW on November 25, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Over 500 millennials and Generation Z members continue reading : PCW: VAW-free Community Starts with the Youth
  • PCW Statement for the 2019 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women

    PCW Statement for the 2019 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women A VAW-free community is built on equality, equity, respect for women’s rights, positive masculinity, and inclusiveness. On the surface, this community is ideal, or maybe impossible to achieve. Because numbers show that Violence Against Women (VAW) still exists in different forms, in all continue reading : PCW Statement for the 2019 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women