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  • PCW team up with Northern Samar LGUs to advance women’s rights

    PCW team up with Northern Samar LGUs to advance women’s rights “You were born not to please men, you do not need to act like men to be looked up to. You have rights and you should assert them,” Northern Samar Sangguniang Panlalawigan Senior Board Member Jose F. Layon said during the September 17 Magna continue reading : PCW team up with Northern Samar LGUs to advance women’s rights
  • PCW and UEP collaborate for gender-responsive public higher education in Northern Samar

    PCW and UEP collaborate for gender-responsive public higher education in Northern Samar Recognizing the Academe’s pivotal role in shaping the minds of future leaders, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) partnered with the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) in Catarman, Northern Samar to educate school officials, faculty, non-teaching personnel, and students on the Magna Carta continue reading : PCW and UEP collaborate for gender-responsive public higher education in Northern Samar
  • PCW to Senate: Pass bill that amends anti-trafficking law

    PCW to Senate: Pass bill that amends anti-trafficking law Stricter implementation to prevent women enslavement and put criminals into jail is the call of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) following the closing of the amendment period of Senate Bill No. 2625 (An Act Amending R.A 9208 or Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act). “Human trafficking is continue reading : PCW to Senate: Pass bill that amends anti-trafficking law
  • Lead agency for women prepares for greater presence in LGUs

    Lead agency for women prepares for greater presence in LGUs There is no task too big or too small for the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the primary policy-making and oversight body for gender equality and women’s empowerment concerns of the government. Operating under the Office the President, PCW is gearing up for full swing continue reading : Lead agency for women prepares for greater presence in LGUs
  • Kasambahay bill OKd in 3rd reading

    Kasambahay bill OKd in 3rd reading “We are happy that the Domestic Workers’ Rights or the Kasambahay Bill passed the third reading in the House of Representatives,” Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa said. The bill is among the priority legislations that the PCW has been working on. Salient points of the Kasambahay bill include recognizing continue reading : Kasambahay bill OKd in 3rd reading
  • National agencies train to speak on the Magna Carta of Women

    National agencies train to speak on the Magna Carta of Women The three-day training, dubbed as “MCW Speakers’ Pool Training for Partners,” included discussions on the fundamental concepts of the human rights of women, their rights and empowerment, institutional mechanisms for implementing the law, and communicating the MCW. Atty. Elizabeth Pangalangan and Atty. Rowena Morales continue reading : National agencies train to speak on the Magna Carta of Women
  • MCW Speaker’s Pool Training for Partners

    MCW Speaker’s Pool Training for Partners Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios I. Rikken (in red, 2nd row, 3rd from right) joins the participants and resource persons to the Magna Carta of Women Speakers’ Training held at the PCW on 3-5 September 2012. The participants, who come from various national government agencies, will help continue reading : MCW Speaker’s Pool Training for Partners
  • Aklan Trains 400 Anti-Vaw Service Providers on VAWDOCS

    Aklan Trains 400 Anti-Vaw Service Providers on VAWDOCS The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) rolls out the training for almost four hundred (400) Aklanon stakeholders coming from the 327 barangays, policewomen, social workers, DILG officers and members of the Aklan Gender Commission (AGADC) as the only province in the country to implement up to the continue reading : Aklan Trains 400 Anti-Vaw Service Providers on VAWDOCS
  • Parangal sa mga natatanging kababaihan

    Parangal sa mga natatanging kababaihan Noong ika-24 ng Agosto, nagbigay ng parangal ang Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) at ang Philippine Commission on Women sa mga kababaihang malaki ang naiambag sa lipunan. Tinaguriang 2012 Gawad Parangal sa Natatanging Kababaihan, ang mga tumanggap ng parangal ay sina Fe Hidalgo para sa Edukasyon, Liza Masa para sa continue reading : Parangal sa mga natatanging kababaihan
  • Sereno will make hopeful years for women’s access to justice

    Sereno will make hopeful years for women’s access to justice The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes the appointment of the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal Sereno.  As the country’s very first woman to head the judiciary, Sereno’s appointment marks a big achievement in Filipino women’s history, or continue reading : Sereno will make hopeful years for women’s access to justice
  • Magna Carta of Women Caravan Consultation Meeting with Northern Samar

    Magna Carta of Women Caravan Consultation Meeting with Northern Samar Members of the GAD Focal Point and staff of the Provincial Government of Northern Samar and University of Eastern Philippines together with PCW representatives gather to discuss plans for the conduct of the Magna Carta of Women Information Caravan in Northern Samar on September 18 continue reading : Magna Carta of Women Caravan Consultation Meeting with Northern Samar
  • MOVE Statement for DILG Sec. Jesse M. Robredo

    MOVE Statement for DILG Sec. Jesse M. Robredo The Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere Philippines, Incorporated (MOVE Phil.) is expressing sympathy and recognition to the invaluable contribution of Secretary Jesse M. Robredo to the Filipino people particularly in advocating the noble principles of MOVE Phil. The Officers and Members of MOVE Phil. and continue reading : MOVE Statement for DILG Sec. Jesse M. Robredo
  • Donations for women-specific needs

    Donations for women-specific needs In her recent statement to the media, Verzosa reminded everyone involved in relief efforts to pay attention to the differential needs of women and men, particularly those of “pregnant women and their children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.” Verzosa added that “donations should include women’s personal hygiene needs such as continue reading : Donations for women-specific needs
  • HGG Training for Governance Sector Agencies

    HGG Training for Governance Sector Agencies The HGDG was cited in the new GAD Planning and Budgeting Policy (Joint Circular 2012-01) issued by the PCW, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) as a useful tool in integrating gender concerns and attributing a percentage of the budget of agency’s flagship continue reading : HGG Training for Governance Sector Agencies
  • GREAT Women Project Featured in Quezon-wide Agri-Tourism Exposition

    GREAT Women Project Featured in Quezon-wide Agri-Tourism Exposition The Provincial Government of Quezon is hosting a GREAT Women Project (GWP) Trade Booth and a Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Forum in its Agri-Tourism Exposition 2012 at the Perez Park in Lucena, Quezon. The Agri-Tourism Exposition 2012 is in celebration of Quezon Day, with week-long activities from continue reading : GREAT Women Project Featured in Quezon-wide Agri-Tourism Exposition
  • Serve women’s specific needs, involve women in disaster management

    Serve women’s specific needs, involve women in disaster management Lead agency for women calls attention to the specific needs of women and girls in evacuation sites, and involvement of independent women’s groups in disaster management and preparedness  “The torrential rains are gone but this one question remains on my mind: How can we better serve continue reading : Serve women’s specific needs, involve women in disaster management
  • We are for RH

    We are for RH Chairperson Remedios I. Rikken (middle), Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (4th from right) and the PCW workforce join women’s health advocates in lobbying for the enactment into law of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.
  • PCW to lawmakers: Vote “yes”, end debates, and pass RH bill

    PCW to lawmakers: Vote “yes”, end debates, and pass RH bill The House of Representatives is set to decide on the fate of the Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population Development Act (HB 4244) on August 7. After more than a decade since the first reproductive health (RH) bill was filed, the country is now continue reading : PCW to lawmakers: Vote “yes”, end debates, and pass RH bill
  • Reproductive health is a human right, lead agency for women reminds lawmakers

    Reproductive health is a human right, lead agency for women reminds lawmakers “The Reproductive Health Bill (RH bill) fulfills a government obligation and responds to a real need. It is not a something that can be discarded” just because some sectors are against it, says Remedios Ignacio-Rikken, Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), continue reading : Reproductive health is a human right, lead agency for women reminds lawmakers
  • PCW, NEDA, DBM issue new guidelines on gender-responsive planning and budgeting

    PCW, NEDA, DBM issue new guidelines on gender-responsive planning and budgeting n July 20, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued the Joint Circular 2012-01 on the Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment continue reading : PCW, NEDA, DBM issue new guidelines on gender-responsive planning and budgeting
  • GREAT Women Project Widens Convergence Initiatives in Camarines Sur

    GREAT Women Project Widens Convergence Initiatives in Camarines Sur The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project spearheaded a Learning Session on WEE and Convergence Planning Workshop for Region 5 last May 10-12, 2012 at the Lohas Hotel, Clark, Pampanga. National and regional government agencies and selected Region 5 local government units participated in the session, continue reading : GREAT Women Project Widens Convergence Initiatives in Camarines Sur
  • GREAT Women Project Sponsors Second Intensive Design Clinic for Women Microentrepreneurs

    GREAT Women Project Sponsors Second Intensive Design Clinic for Women Microentrepreneurs GREAT Women Project and a team of consultants from ECHOSI Foundation conducted a second round of Design Clinic with women microentrepreneurs (WMEs) of Quezon last July 17 in Lucena City. The Design Clinic aims to level-up women’s products all over the country so they continue reading : GREAT Women Project Sponsors Second Intensive Design Clinic for Women Microentrepreneurs
  • Distinguished Alumna in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

    Distinguished Alumna in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Emmeline L. VerzosaBSCN’76; MS’84 Ms. Verzosa has been a staunch advocate of women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women. Her major achievements are in policy advocacy and capacity development. As a nutritionist, she championed breast-feeding by working for the passage of the Milk Code which continue reading : Distinguished Alumna in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
  • A restless woman’s advice to other restless women

    A restless woman’s advice to other restless women Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios Ignacio-Rikken urges women, who she says are “restless most of the time,” to exercise their right to rest and recreation, and their right to a happy sex life. Rikken also encourages mothers and future mothers to teach their children and continue reading : A restless woman’s advice to other restless women
  • Big day for women’s health

    Big day for women’s health More than 3,000 advocates of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill are set to gather today, May 29, at the SB Park Batasan Hills, Quezon City for the “Pag-aaruga sa Kababaihan, Tungo sa Malusog na Kinabukasan” grand rally. The event is in celebration of the May 28 International Day of Action continue reading : Big day for women’s health
  • Address sexual abuse, build more women leaders, start early in gender sensitivity and invest in higher education for women – PCW Chairperson asserts gender at the Commission on Higher Education

    Address sexual abuse, build more women leaders, start early in gender sensitivity and invest in higher education for women – PCW Chairperson asserts gender at the Commission on Higher Education Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Executive Director Julito D. Vitriolo said “gender analysis is overdue in CHED” during the CHED Gender Orientation activity on May continue reading : Address sexual abuse, build more women leaders, start early in gender sensitivity and invest in higher education for women – PCW Chairperson asserts gender at the Commission on Higher Education
  • From GREAT to GREATer: DA and PCW seal agreement on women’s economic empowerment

    From GREAT to GREATer: DA and PCW seal agreement on women’s economic empowerment “Maaaring pagsama-samahin ang mga kakayahan … ng iba’t ibang ahensya upang maging makatotohanan ang pagtulong ng gobyerno para sa pagbuo ng sustainable micro-enterprises ng mga kababaihan (Agencies can pull together resources to make government more effective in forming women’s sustainable micro-enterprises),” Chairperson of continue reading : From GREAT to GREATer: DA and PCW seal agreement on women’s economic empowerment
  • PCW top official urges 2012 UPCHE graduates: “Live to shine!”

    PCW top official urges 2012 UPCHE graduates: “Live to shine!” PCW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa, in her Commencement Speech to the graduates of the UP Diliman College of Home Economics held on the 21st of April at the campus’ Cine Adarna Theater, called-on the graduates to “live to shine”. Dir. Verzosa urged the students continue reading : PCW top official urges 2012 UPCHE graduates: “Live to shine!”
  • Mom’s health is wealth

    Mom’s health is wealth Lead agency for women reiterates call for the passage of the Reproductive Health Bil “A healthy mom makes a happy family,” Remedios Ignacio –Rikken, Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women under the Office of the President,  states when asked what she wants to emphasize as the world celebrates Mother’s Day on continue reading : Mom’s health is wealth
  • Rage for RH: Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment

    Rage for RH: Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment “Winasak mo ang aming sinapupunan, sinira mo ang aming kinabukasan, sinaktan mo ang aming kalooban” was chanted during the short play presented by several members of the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN). At least 30 government agencies and non-government and civil society organizations participated in continue reading : Rage for RH: Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment
  • UN rights expert point to protection of women in conflict situations

    UN rights expert point to protection of women in conflict situations “Many countries have not been able to report on the status of women in conflict situations,” reveals Pramila Patten, United Nations (UN) expert on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), in a gathering convened continue reading : UN rights expert point to protection of women in conflict situations
  • Media and Gender Equality Committee Holds Public Consultation

    Media and Gender Equality Committee Holds Public Consultation The Media and Gender Equality Committee (MGEC), chaired by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), held the first of two rounds of consultations on the three draft document outputs set under Section 19 (Non-discriminatory and Non-Derogatory Portrayal of Women in Media and Film) of the Magna Carta continue reading : Media and Gender Equality Committee Holds Public Consultation
  • Provincial Women’s Forum in Iloilo

    Provincial Women’s Forum in Iloilo Chairperson Remmy Rikken receives a token and a certificate of appreciation from Hon. Jeneda Salcedo-Orendain, Chairperson of the Women and Family Affairs Committee of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan after her talk on women’s empowerment during the Provincial Women’s Forum held on 20 March 2012 at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.
  • 2012 Women’s Summit in Cebu

    2012 Women’s Summit in Cebu PCW Chairperson Remmy Rikken (standing center, in red) joins the representatives of the Persons with Disability sector during the 2012 Women’s Summit held in UP Cebu on March 21, 2012. The summit, spearheaded by the Cebu City government through the Cebu City Women’s and Family Affairs Commission, is one of continue reading : 2012 Women’s Summit in Cebu
  • Launching and signing of AECID and PCW Protocol of Aid Management

    Launching and signing of AECID and PCW Protocol of Aid Management PCW and AECID (Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo) seal agreement on a €1.5 million-project which aims to help increase the capacity of duty bearers to implement, monitor and assess compliance of the Magna Carta of Women. Shown in photo holding copies continue reading : Launching and signing of AECID and PCW Protocol of Aid Management
  • Philippine Commission on Women and Spanish Agency ink project to reduce gender disparities

    Philippine Commission on Women and Spanish Agency ink project to reduce gender disparities Emphasizing the results of a 2005 review on the implementation of commitments made by governments and international agencies that says discrimination against women is “far from being eradicated.” His Excellency Jorge Domecq, Ambassador of Spain to the Philippines, together with Spanish Agency continue reading : Philippine Commission on Women and Spanish Agency ink project to reduce gender disparities
  • Local GAD champion ushers entrepreneurial transformation in Pavia

    Local GAD champion ushers entrepreneurial transformation in Pavia The Pavia Entrepreneurs’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PEMPC) is a women’s group that oversees the municipal public market and the Eco-Savers’ Bank. In 2007, the Municipality of Pavia, through the municipal mayor and the Sangguniang Bayan (local council), approved the transfer of the public market to PEMPC, to reverse continue reading : Local GAD champion ushers entrepreneurial transformation in Pavia
  • Philippine Commission on Women and Spanish Agency to implement women’s landmark law

    Philippine Commission on Women and Spanish Agency to implement women’s landmark law The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) today announced the launch and signing of a multi-pronged initiative to reduce gender disparities and inequalities in the country’s economic, social and political spheres. PCW and AECID will continue reading : Philippine Commission on Women and Spanish Agency to implement women’s landmark law
  • 2012 Women’s Day Celebration highlights women’s role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

    2012 Women’s Day Celebration highlights women’s role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in collaboration with the provincial government of Rizal and the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF), leads the 2012 National Women’s Day Celebration today with a seedling preparation activity as part of the Marikina Watershed Initiative and continue reading : 2012 Women’s Day Celebration highlights women’s role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • GREAT Women Project impacts the municipality of General Nakar

    GREAT Women Project impacts the municipality of General Nakar “When the Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project came to General Nakar in Quezon, the local women were invigorated as the project provided capacity-building and values formation for women and impact on local policy-making,” said Edna Nakar-Ruzol on the GREAT Women Project’s effect on local women. continue reading : GREAT Women Project impacts the municipality of General Nakar