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  • GREAT Women Project develops high-quality women’s products for wider markets

    GREAT Women Project develops high-quality women’s products for wider markets GREAT Women Project (GWP) tapped the expertise of trainer-consultants to conduct a series of product inventory scanning and assessment activities in Iloilo and Metro Naga (MNDC) sites last January. Product development and design consultants Daniel Lichauco, Reena Francisco and Marie Jeanne Javelosa provided one-on-one mentoring continue reading : GREAT Women Project develops high-quality women’s products for wider markets
  • PHL hosts ACWC Consultation to address violence against women and children

    PHL hosts ACWC Consultation to address violence against women and children The event will highlight current trends, new initiatives and good practices from around the world on minimum standards for services to women and child survivors of violence. The Consultation will tackle traditional and emerging forms of VAW and girls, interrelatedness of VAC and discrimination, continue reading : PHL hosts ACWC Consultation to address violence against women and children
  • Lead agency for women gears up for 2012, to push for elderly, youth and indigenous women’s concerns

    Lead agency for women gears up for 2012, to push for elderly, youth and indigenous women’s concerns The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will pay more attention to less popular women’s concerns such as the physically handicapped, elderly, youth, indigenous people, electronic violence against women (e-VAW) and climate change, Chairperson Remedios Rikken stated during the continue reading : Lead agency for women gears up for 2012, to push for elderly, youth and indigenous women’s concerns
  • PCW and Benguet Provincial Government hold Magna Carta of Women Information Caravan

    PCW and Benguet Provincial Government hold Magna Carta of Women Information Caravan To emphasize the protection, promotion and fulfillment of women’s rights, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Provincial Government of Benguet, conducted the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) Information Caravan on December 28, 2011 at the Provincial Capitol. The caravan continue reading : PCW and Benguet Provincial Government hold Magna Carta of Women Information Caravan
  • Local women leaders build capacities in entrepreneurship through women-to-women mentoring conference and exposure trip

    Local women leaders build capacities in entrepreneurship through women-to-women mentoring conference and exposure trip GREAT Women Project-supported women microentrepreneurs (WMEs) learn about packaging technologies at the Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute last November 8. In photo are WMEs Gemma Padillo (Leyte), Mariebel Bucog (Bohol), Erlinda Flores (PPALMA Alliance), Ofelia Ballarbare (Quezon) Nemia continue reading : Local women leaders build capacities in entrepreneurship through women-to-women mentoring conference and exposure trip
  • GREAT Women Project introduces private sector program up-valuing women’s enterprises

    GREAT Women Project introduces private sector program up-valuing women’s enterprises A ceremonial signing of a memorandum of agreement commenced a partnership among the Philippine Commission on Women and the ECHOSI Foundation to undertake the Up-valuing Women’s Livelihood Program under the GREAT Women Project. In photo, the MOA was jointly signed by PCW Executive Director Emmeline continue reading : GREAT Women Project introduces private sector program up-valuing women’s enterprises
  • DTI brings Gender and Development paradigm in developing enterprises

    DTI brings Gender and Development paradigm in developing enterprises The Department of Trade and Industry delivered a training-workshop on Gender-Responsive Value Chain Analysis (GR-VCA) in Tacloban City, Leyte last October 26-27, 2011. As a GREAT Women Project partner, the DTI is piloting the GR-VCA training in GWP provinces. GR-VCA Training-Workshop allowed participants to appreciate gender continue reading : DTI brings Gender and Development paradigm in developing enterprises
  • e-VAW, Ano Raw? Forum

    e-VAW, Ano Raw? Forum Philippine Commission on Women Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa (6th from left, 2nd row) and Philippine State College of Aeronautics President Dr. Bernard Ramirez (7th from left, 2nd row) lead the mentors of various public high schools and aeronautical colleges in Pasay City, in showing support for the 18-day Campaign to End continue reading : e-VAW, Ano Raw? Forum
  • Synchronized blowing of whistles to Culminate 2011 Anti-VAW Campaign

    Synchronized blowing of whistles to Culminate 2011 Anti-VAW Campaign A synchronized blowing of the whistle in various government offices will culminate the 2011 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on December 12. The “Blow the Whistle on VAW” activity will be part of the offices’ flag raising ceremonies at 8 a.m. “Blowing the continue reading : Synchronized blowing of whistles to Culminate 2011 Anti-VAW Campaign
  • Blow the whistle on violence against women, PCW urges

    Blow the whistle on violence against women, PCW urges “UNiTE: Stop Violence Against Women (VAW) Now!,” is this year’s theme of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW. In support of United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s message that VAW is a global pandemic that “harms women, families, communities and societies, and “can only be continue reading : Blow the whistle on violence against women, PCW urges
  • Camarines Sur Farmer Bags 2011 Rural Women Award

    Camarines Sur Farmer Bags 2011 Rural Women Award Five exceptional women were awarded as Most Outstanding Rural Women by the Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and other members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women on October 14 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. Myrna Conmigo-Acayen, continue reading : Camarines Sur Farmer Bags 2011 Rural Women Award
  • Phl Hosts ASEAN Human Rights Meeting on Promoting Maternal Health

    Phl Hosts ASEAN Human Rights Meeting on Promoting Maternal Health The Philippines will host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Human Rights Conference on Promoting Maternal Health: Responding to the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 5 on October 14 to 15 2011 at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila. The two-day Conference is being organized continue reading : Phl Hosts ASEAN Human Rights Meeting on Promoting Maternal Health
  • CHED Holds 1st Higher Education Gender Summit Joined by 100 School Presidents and Heads

    CHED Holds 1st Higher Education Gender Summit Joined by 100 School Presidents and Heads The Commission on Higher Education will hold the “1st CHED HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT ON GENDER ISSUES” on October 11-12, 2011 at the U.P. Bahay ng Alumni together with its co-convenors i.e. the Philippine Commission on Women, Civil Service Commission, Miriam College continue reading : CHED Holds 1st Higher Education Gender Summit Joined by 100 School Presidents and Heads
  • GREAT Women Project impacts growing women’s enterprise

    GREAT Women Project impacts growing women’s enterprise Women ceramics makers of Magarao, Camarines Sur, are sustainably growing their enterprise with capacity development and linkaging with national and local government. Speaking at the GREAT Women Project Regional Partners’ Forum in Davao, President of Magarao Ceramics Makers Producers Association (MACEPRA) Cyril Tamon traced the growth of MACEPRA continue reading : GREAT Women Project impacts growing women’s enterprise
  • PCW and DILG sign MOA to implement the Magna Carta of Women and GREAT Women Project

    PCW and DILG sign MOA to implement the Magna Carta of Women and GREAT Women Project September 6, 2011, Quezon City – Stressing that women’s interests and gender concerns are non-partisan and generic, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo, together with Undersecretary for Local Government Austere Panadero, formalized the DILG partnership continue reading : PCW and DILG sign MOA to implement the Magna Carta of Women and GREAT Women Project
  • GREAT Partnership

    GREAT Partnership Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios Rikken shake hands as a sign of sealing the DILG-PCW partnership in implementing the Magna Carta of Women and GREAT Women Project. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing took place on September 6, 2011 at continue reading : GREAT Partnership
  • GREAT Women Project Sponsors Regional Partners Fora for Women’s Empowerment

    GREAT Women Project Sponsors Regional Partners Fora for Women’s Empowerment Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project sponsored a Regional Partners’ Forum promoting an exchange of emerging models and good experiences in creating the national and local enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment. The GREAT Women Project Regional Partners’ Forum was held on August 16-17 at continue reading : GREAT Women Project Sponsors Regional Partners Fora for Women’s Empowerment
  • RH supporters in Mendiola: “P-Noy, Salamat P-Noy!”

    RH supporters in Mendiola: “P-Noy, Salamat P-Noy!” August 19, 2011, Mendiola, Manila – Reproductive Health (RH) Bill advocates, led by the Purple Ribbon Movement for RH, assembled at the Chino Roces Bridge in Mendiola to show their appreciation and support to President Aquino as the RH Bill joins the lineup of priority measures in LEDAC. continue reading : RH supporters in Mendiola: “P-Noy, Salamat P-Noy!”
  • GREAT Women Project trains agencies on Harmonized GAD Guidelines

    GREAT Women Project trains agencies on Harmonized GAD Guidelines The four-day training aimed for agency participants to deepen use of Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGG). The training capacitated 28 participants through customized workshops and case discussions on five sectors relevant to women’s economic empowerment (private sector development, microfinance, agriculture, natural resources management and labour and employment). continue reading : GREAT Women Project trains agencies on Harmonized GAD Guidelines
  • GREAT Women Project Regional Partner’s Forum

    GREAT Women Project Regional Partner’s Forum Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project sponsored a Regional Partners’ Forum promoting an exchange of emerging models and good experiences in creating the national and local enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment. The GREAT Women Project Regional Partners’ Forum was held on August 16-17 at the Apo View Park continue reading : GREAT Women Project Regional Partner’s Forum
  • Rikken urges for RH Bill passage by September

    Rikken urges for RH Bill passage by September “Dapat maipasa na ang Reproductive Health Bill ngayong Setyembre.” (The RH Bill should be passed by September) This was the statement of Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios I. Rikken before a crowd of more than a thousand members of pro-Reproductive Health Bill groups during the continue reading : Rikken urges for RH Bill passage by September
  • World Population Day 2011

    World Population Day 2011 Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios I. Rikken makes a winning gesture during the Population Day as she urges for the passage of the RH Bill. She called upon the women and the youth to make necessary actions such as leveling up RH discussions on Twitter and Facebook to help continue reading : World Population Day 2011
  • Congressional tribute to a great woman

    Congressional tribute to a great woman The 15th Congress of the Philippines paid homage to the late Justice Leonor Ines-Luciano, a champion of women empowerment, through Photo and Memorabilia Exhibit on May 30, 2011. The Congressional Tribute was in honor of Luciano’s achievements in advancing women’s legal rights.
  • GWP orients national government officers on gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation

    GWP orients national government officers on gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project (PCW-GWP) conducted a GAD Focal Point Assembly on gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) with 56 representatives from 21 national agencies involved in implementing economic interventions and gathering of statistical data. The Assembly was held at the Hotel Stotsenberg continue reading : GWP orients national government officers on gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation
  • De Dios appointed as women’s rights representative to ACWC

    De Dios appointed as women’s rights representative to ACWC Professor Aurora “Oyie” Javate-De Dios took her oath as the Philippine women’s rights representative to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children. (ACWC) on May 3, 2011. She was appointed by President Benigno Aquino III to the post continue reading : De Dios appointed as women’s rights representative to ACWC
  • HARAPAN RH BILL: Ipasa o Ibasura?

    HARAPAN RH BILL: Ipasa o Ibasura? Please watch “HARAPAN RH BILL: Ipasa o Ibasura?” this May 8, 2011 (Sunday), 9:15 PM to 11:00 PM on ABS-CBN and ANC. Debate Moderators are Julius Babao and Karen Davila. A survey will be run while the debate is on-going. Let’s show our support for the passage of RH continue reading : HARAPAN RH BILL: Ipasa o Ibasura?
  • Male legislators are indispensable to ending Violence Against Women and Girls by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman

    Male legislators are indispensable to ending Violence Against Women and Girls by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman Keynote Address delivered by REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN at the PLCPD’s Policy Forum on Male Legislators’ Involvement on the Elimination of Violence Against Women in the Philippines on 09 March 2011) All of us are familiar with the numerous continue reading : Male legislators are indispensable to ending Violence Against Women and Girls by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman
  • PCW and DENR launch the GREEN Kit to boost women enterprises

    PCW and DENR launch the GREEN Kit to boost women enterprises The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project (PCW-GWP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently launched a comprehensive sustainable livelihood kit to boost women’s enterprises. The Gender-Responsive ENR-Based Enterprises in the Philippines, popularly labeled as the GREEN Kit, was officially launched continue reading : PCW and DENR launch the GREEN Kit to boost women enterprises
  • Government’s advocacy for reproductive health

    Government’s advocacy for reproductive health Top government officials showed their support for the Reproductive Health Bill during the first National Convention of Catholics for Reproductive Health held on March 17, 2011. In photo are: (from left) Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona, Albay 1st District Representative Edcel C. Lagman, Philippine Commission on Women continue reading : Government’s advocacy for reproductive health
  • Fight for women and children

    Fight for women and children Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) employees, led by Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (third from left), show their closed fists as sign of commitment to stop trafficking after participating in the Run Against Trafficking (RAT) Race held at the McKinley Hill, Taguig on March 13, 2011. The fundraiser was organized continue reading : Fight for women and children
  • GREAT Women Project gender adviser authors book on GAD budget policy

    GREAT Women Project gender adviser authors book on GAD budget policy Gender Adviser of the GREAT Women Project, Jeanne I. Illo, recently introduced her new book titled Accounting For Gender Results. The three-part book reviews the national-level implementation of the Philippine Gender Budget Policy. The book is published by Miriam College’s Women and Gender Institute continue reading : GREAT Women Project gender adviser authors book on GAD budget policy
  • MDGs serve as focus of International Women’s Day global centenary

    MDGs serve as focus of International Women’s Day global centenary March 8, 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) led the global centennial celebration with the theme “Magna Carta of Women, the Philippine CEDAW, in support of the Millennium Development Goals.” PCW Chairperson Remedios Rikken said continue reading : MDGs serve as focus of International Women’s Day global centenary
  • March for RH Bill marks 2011 International Women’s Day in NCR

    March for RH Bill marks 2011 International Women’s Day in NCR “Labing-isang babae patay every day! ‘pag RH Bill, ‘pag RH Bill ay dine-delay!” This was the defiant chant of some 6,000 men, women and youth from various government and non-government organizations who joined the “Marching for RH, Marching for Life” event on March 8 continue reading : March for RH Bill marks 2011 International Women’s Day in NCR
  • PCW, NAPC, POPCOM lead RH mobilization

    PCW, NAPC, POPCOM lead RH mobilization More than 3300 members of various government agencies and civil society joined the “Go NaGo for RH Bill, Ipasa Na!” on February 18, 2011 at the Risen Garden, Quezon City Hall. The event called for the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill. The legislation will fast track continue reading : PCW, NAPC, POPCOM lead RH mobilization
  • GWP-Iloilo showcases project developments to CIDA

    GWP-Iloilo showcases project developments to CIDA GREAT Women Project (GWP) and Canadian International Development Authority (CIDA) officials paid an official visit last February 14 to Iloilo provincial office and partner municipalities of Pavia and Badiangan. Representing CIDA were Senior Director for the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia Regional Program Michael Brownell and continue reading : GWP-Iloilo showcases project developments to CIDA
  • “No to Gender and Age Discrimination in PAL” press conference

    “No to Gender and Age Discrimination in PAL” press conference Ambassador Rosario Manalo (third from left) emphasizes that the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) entered into by the Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the Flight Attendants’ and Stewards’ Association of the Philippines (FASAP) is invalid in the January 21 press conference entitled “No To Age and Gender continue reading : “No to Gender and Age Discrimination in PAL” press conference
  • GWP and CIDA visit LGUs and women entrepreneurs in Iloilo

    GWP and CIDA visit LGUs and women entrepreneurs in Iloilo Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Officers hold a Project Field Visit and Mission to Iloilo provincial government and partner municipalities of Pavia, Badiangan and Miag-ao last October 29, 2010. As the funding agency assisting the GREAT Women Project, CIDA regularly conducts field visits of Project continue reading : GWP and CIDA visit LGUs and women entrepreneurs in Iloilo
  • PNoy appoints Remmy Rikken to the Philippine Commission on Women

    PNoy appoints Remmy Rikken to the Philippine Commission on Women December 18, 2010, Manila – Remedios “Remmy” Ignacio-Rikken returns to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) as its Chairperson.  As former Executive Director to the then National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) during President Cory Aquino’s term, she re-oriented the agency from continue reading : PNoy appoints Remmy Rikken to the Philippine Commission on Women
  • Putting gender equality in the network-audience-advertisers equation

    Putting gender equality in the network-audience-advertisers equation December 14, 2010, Manila – Some of the best and multi-awarded media practitioners of the country voiced out their views on ending violence against women (VAW) in the December 8 Forum on Media and Gender Equality in Malacañang. Participants from various media outfits, academic institutions, government agencies and continue reading : Putting gender equality in the network-audience-advertisers equation
  • Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Let’s Make It Real: Forum on the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda

    Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Let’s Make It Real: Forum on the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda The Congressional pledge to end VAW. Representatives Lani Mercado (2nd District, Cavite), Jane Veronique Lacson-Noel (lone district, Malabon City), and Reena Concepcion Obillo (1 Ang Pamilya Partylist) show their pledges to end violence against women (VAW). In the December 7 continue reading : Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Let’s Make It Real: Forum on the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda