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  • GREAT Women Project-Quezon Coordinator explains gender mainstreaming and environment in national magazine

    GREAT Women Project-Quezon Coordinator explains gender mainstreaming and environment in national magazine GREAT Women Project-Quezon Local Area Coordinator Conrado Vargas discusses gender mainstreaming and local governance as they intersect with environmental issues in a two-page article in a Philippine magazine published by the Haribon Foundation. The article “Intervention in REINA” written by Conrado Vargas, was continue reading : GREAT Women Project-Quezon Coordinator explains gender mainstreaming and environment in national magazine
  • Forum on Media and Gender Equality

    Forum on Media and Gender Equality Gender equality from a broadcaster’s point-of-view. Revered broadcaster Karen Davila presents her paper on “Gender Equality of Women in Asia” during the December 8 Forum on Media and Gender Equality held in Malacañang. She noted that the international community regards Filipino women as more empowered than other Asian women. However, continue reading : Forum on Media and Gender Equality
  • Forum on Localizing the Magna Carta of Women

    Forum on Localizing the Magna Carta of Women A VAW Desk in every barangay. National Barangay Operations Office (NBOO) Director John Castañeda (left) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) presents the salient features of the “Guidelines in the Establishment of a Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk in Every Barangay.” Seated (from left) continue reading : Forum on Localizing the Magna Carta of Women
  • PCW develops training modules supporting value chain development

    PCW develops training modules supporting value chain development The GREAT Women Project sponsored a Training Module Development Workshop on Gender Analysis in Support of Value Chain Development for the Philippine Commission on Women technical officers. The workshop was held last December 6-8, 2010 at the Orchid Garden Suites in Malate, Manila.  The training modules will continue reading : PCW develops training modules supporting value chain development
  • PCW officials dialogue with GWP partners and women microentrepreneurs in Leyte

    Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa and GREAT Women Project (GWP) Consultant for Component 3 Manuela Silva, visited LGU partners and women entrepreneurs in three GWP-partner municipalities in Leyte on December 2. The PCW visit caps off the first two years of GWP implementation in the sites. The Project assisted partner LGUs continue reading : PCW officials dialogue with GWP partners and women microentrepreneurs in Leyte
  • Commission on Women calls upon Media to stop negative portrayal of women

    Commission on Women calls upon Media to stop negative portrayal of women December 8, 2010, Manila – Listeners of various radio stations brought to the Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) attention the “demeaning remarks” of several AM and FM radio station disc jockeys (DJs) and announcers. Remarks range from various women stereotypes, low regard for continue reading : Commission on Women calls upon Media to stop negative portrayal of women
  • Leyte inks second MOA with GREAT Women Project

    Leyte inks second MOA with GREAT Women Project The Provincial Government of Leyte, headed by the Leyte Governor and the three municipal mayors of Barugo, Baybay and Tanauan, inked a second Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the GREAT Women Project (GWP). The signing of the second MOA provides for the annual budget and deliverables of continue reading : Leyte inks second MOA with GREAT Women Project
  • Forum on Transformative Justice and Book Launch of “The Intertwining Culture of Patriarchy, Corruption, and Impunity: Journey in Advocacy for the Transformation of the Justice System” and “JAJA: Justice for Arbet, Justice for All”

    Forum on Transformative Justice and Book Launch of “The Intertwining Culture of Patriarchy, Corruption, and Impunity: Journey in Advocacy for the Transformation of the Justice System” and “JAJA: Justice for Arbet, Justice for All” Atty. Adoracion P. Cruz-Avisado discusses how the blatant misuse of padrino, palakasan and bata-bata system, greed for money and power, abuse continue reading : Forum on Transformative Justice and Book Launch of “The Intertwining Culture of Patriarchy, Corruption, and Impunity: Journey in Advocacy for the Transformation of the Justice System” and “JAJA: Justice for Arbet, Justice for All”
  • PCW-GREAT Women Project-sponsored women’s cooperative joins exporters’ fair

    PCW-GREAT Women Project-sponsored women’s cooperative joins exporters’ fair Hardin ng Kalikasan, a women’s cooperative in Real, Quezon supported by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) sponsored a trade booth (Booth 15) at the 20th Buy Pinoy Exporters’ Fair. The Exporters’ Fair ran from November 25-28, 2010 at the Megatrade Hall 2 at SM Megamall Building continue reading : PCW-GREAT Women Project-sponsored women’s cooperative joins exporters’ fair
  • Be Fit to Fight VAW: Session on Self-Defense

    Be Fit to Fight VAW: Session on Self-Defense Participants of the “Be Fit to Fight VAW: Session on Self-Defense” warm up before the self-defense and martial arts live demonstration. Delegates from the Victorino Mapa High School, Philippine Normal University (PNU), Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), Universidad de Manila (UMD), and the Optical Media Board continue reading : Be Fit to Fight VAW: Session on Self-Defense
  • Magna Carta ni PiNay, gawing tunay! Karahasan sa Kababaihan, Wakasan

    Magna Carta ni PiNay, gawing tunay! Karahasan sa Kababaihan, Wakasan Manila, November 23, 2010 – The Magna Carta of Women (MCW) is brought closer to the Filipinos as this year’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) underscores the law’s provision on Protection from Violence (Section 12). Themed “Magna Carta ni PiNay: Gawing Tunay! continue reading : Magna Carta ni PiNay, gawing tunay! Karahasan sa Kababaihan, Wakasan
  • Be fit to fight VAW: Starting the 18-day campaign with a kick

    Be fit to fight VAW: Starting the 18-day campaign with a kick Manila, November 24, 2010 – A self-defense session and live martial arts demonstration for women will jumpstart this year’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). A crowd of 1000 – 2000 female high school and college students is projected to fill continue reading : Be fit to fight VAW: Starting the 18-day campaign with a kick
  • 6th Tree Planting activity of the 21st National Statistics Month celebration

    6th Tree Planting activity of the 21st National Statistics Month celebration Volunteers from the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Pampanga staff planting saplings along the road of Hacienda Dolorores, Porac, Pampanga. The NCB led the 6th Tree Planting Activity of the 21st National Statistics Month continue reading : 6th Tree Planting activity of the 21st National Statistics Month celebration
  • 1st Gender Equality Committee

    1st Gender Equality Committee Agency representatives to the 1st Gender Equality Committee (GEC) meeting express their support to the advocacy of showing positive women portrayal in media. In photo are (from left): Director Betty Lou Peñera (Philippine Information Agency), Dulce Quintana (Radio-TV Malacañang), Director Brando Merrera (News and Information Bureau), Esperanza Coronel, Victorino Simon, Jr., and continue reading : 1st Gender Equality Committee
  • Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women Honors 2010 Rural Women Awardees

    Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women Honors 2010 Rural Women Awardees Three model rural women emerged as winners of the 2010 Search for Outstanding Rural Women. They are: Amelia Gresones Luzon and National Winner; Preciosa Maturan, Visayas winner; and Zenaida Mansiliohan, Mindanao winner. The three outstanding women were awarded certificate of appreciation, plaque of recognition and continue reading : Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women Honors 2010 Rural Women Awardees
  • Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women Awards 2010 Search for Outstanding Rural Women

    Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women Awards 2010 Search for Outstanding Rural Women In observance of the International Rural Women’s Day, the IAC-RW led by its Chair, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Co-Chair, the Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) recognized Ten Outstanding Women who contributed to the advancement of rural communities. In continue reading : Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women Awards 2010 Search for Outstanding Rural Women
  • PCW hosts Session on Gender Statistics at the 11th National Convention of Statistics

    PCW hosts Session on Gender Statistics at the 11th National Convention of Statistics Philippine Commission on Women hosts the Session on Gender Statistics at the 11th National Convention on Statistics at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, Mandaluyong City, on October 5, 2010. Organized by the Philippine Statistical System, the 11th NCS is a triennial convention that features continue reading : PCW hosts Session on Gender Statistics at the 11th National Convention of Statistics
  • PCW supports PNoy’s stand on family planning

    PCW supports PNoy’s stand on family planning The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly supports President Aquino’s stand on family planning and responsible parenthood. Frequent and unplanned pregnancies take a debilitating toll on women’s health. According to the Department of Health (DOH), 11 mothers die everyday due to pregnancy and childbirth- related complications. In the continue reading : PCW supports PNoy’s stand on family planning
  • PCW Joins the Observance of the National Census Month 2010

    PCW Joins the Observance of the National Census Month 2010 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) joins the country in the observance of May 2010 as National Census Month pursuant to Proclamation No. 2028. The National Statistics Office (NSO), in accordance with Batas Pambansa Blg. 72, is set to conduct the 2010 Census of Population continue reading : PCW Joins the Observance of the National Census Month 2010
  • PCW joins 2010 National Family Week celebration

    PCW joins 2010 National Family Week celebration Manila – The intensified advocacy towards stronger and more resilient Filipino families to endure migration impacts is this year’s focus of the National Family Week Celebration on September 20-26. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Dinky Soliman said that the 2010 local theme, “Pamilya ng Migranteng continue reading : PCW joins 2010 National Family Week celebration
  • PCW denounces PAL’s discriminatory policies against female flight attendants

    PCW denounces PAL’s discriminatory policies against female flight attendants The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) demands that the Philippine Airlines (PAL) ends the burden it has placed on its female flight attendants with its discriminatory policies. Sexism and gender discrimination are unjust reasons for women to lose their jobs. PAL’s retirement schemes are blatant forms continue reading : PCW denounces PAL’s discriminatory policies against female flight attendants
  • PCW presents Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda to the Committee on Women and Gender Equality

    PCW presents Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda to the Committee on Women and Gender Equality Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Deputy Director Lorenza A. Umali presents the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) to the 1st Meeting of the Committee on Women and Gender Equality (CWGE) of the 15th Congress on September 14, 2010. The WPLA seeks continue reading : PCW presents Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda to the Committee on Women and Gender Equality
  • PCW condemns inappropriate use of GAD budget

    PCW condemns inappropriate use of GAD budget The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns the flawed interpretation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Budget Policy of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) by allowing it to be spent as the “Bigay Pala” GAD bonus, one of the thirty three (33) types of bonuses allegedly continue reading : PCW condemns inappropriate use of GAD budget
  • PCW pushes for repeal of discriminatory laws

    PCW pushes for repeal of discriminatory laws PCW Deputy Director Lorenza Umali (second from right) together with other representatives of women’s groups advocated for the repeal of discriminatory laws as Priority Legislative Agenda (PLA) in the 15th Congress. In the picture are (from left to right): Ms. Malou Alzate, Committee Secretary of the Senate Committee continue reading : PCW pushes for repeal of discriminatory laws
  • PCW, women’s groups push for Senate review of laws unfair to women

    PCW, women’s groups push for Senate review of laws unfair to women The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the  government agency mandated as the primary policy-making, coordinating and monitoring body on women and gender equality, presented the discriminatory laws needing amendment,  during the hearing of the Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations on continue reading : PCW, women’s groups push for Senate review of laws unfair to women
  • DILG Secretary cites GREAT Women Project in major local government event

    DILG Secretary cites GREAT Women Project in major local government event Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo recently cited efforts of the GREAT Women Project and its partner local government units, particularly by Metro Naga Development Council (MNDC), to simplify LGU business registration. The DILG Secretary expressed his appreciation during continue reading : DILG Secretary cites GREAT Women Project in major local government event
  • PCW educates trainers on “Mainstreaming Gender Perspectives in the Comprehensive Development Plan”

    PCW educates trainers on “Mainstreaming Gender Perspectives in the Comprehensive Development Plan” The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) sponsored an Orientation-Workshop on Engendering the Local Planning System on May 24-28, 2010 at the Meralco Development Center (MMLDC) in Antipolo City. The Orientation-Workshop is a capacity-building activity for  PCW staff and select LGU partners to become continue reading : PCW educates trainers on “Mainstreaming Gender Perspectives in the Comprehensive Development Plan”
  • Beer ad pulled out for derogatory women portrayal

    Beer ad pulled out for derogatory women portrayal Manila – The Magna Carta of Women (MCW) implementation is now in full swing as one advertisement of the Colt 45 Vava Vroom Real Man Promo was pulled out while another went deletions of scenes showing a lot of skin. These were done after the Philippine Commission continue reading : Beer ad pulled out for derogatory women portrayal
  • 2nd MOVE General Assembly: Continuing Our Advocacy to End VAW

    2nd MOVE General Assembly: Continuing Our Advocacy to End VAW Manila – The Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere* (MOVE) Philippines, Inc. in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) held its 2nd MOVE General Assembly with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) continue reading : 2nd MOVE General Assembly: Continuing Our Advocacy to End VAW
  • GREAT Women Project trains technical advisers on gender analysis

    GREAT Women Project trains technical advisers on gender analysis The Philippine Commission on Women, through The GREAT Women Project supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), trained 39 technical advisers from national government to become not just trainers but gender mainstreaming coaches of national and local government agencies on the use of major gender continue reading : GREAT Women Project trains technical advisers on gender analysis
  • R.A 9710 IRR launched, marginalized women rights conferred

    R.A 9710 IRR launched, marginalized women rights conferred Manila – Women now have the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of R.A 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) as anchor in rightfully claiming their rights. On July 8 at the Manila Peninsula, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the United Nations Development Programme continue reading : R.A 9710 IRR launched, marginalized women rights conferred
  • DOJ and PCW: hold accountability and make women’s rights real

    DOJ and PCW: hold accountability and make women’s rights real Manila – To end discrimination against women and to promote and recognize their rights, the Philippine Commission on Women launched the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on July 8 at Manila Peninsula. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said continue reading : DOJ and PCW: hold accountability and make women’s rights real
  • Call for Nominations for the Philippine Representative to the ACWC

    Call for Nominations for the Philippine Representative to the ACWC The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) was inaugurated during the 16th ASEAN Summit held in Ha Noi, Vietnam last 07 April 2010. The Philippines, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Philippine continue reading : Call for Nominations for the Philippine Representative to the ACWC
  • Launch of the IRR of the Magna Carta of Women (R.A. 9710) and the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report “Power, Voice and Rights: a Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific”

    Launch of the IRR of the Magna Carta of Women (R.A. 9710) and the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report “Power, Voice and Rights: a Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific” The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led the launch of the Implementing Rules and Regulations continue reading : Launch of the IRR of the Magna Carta of Women (R.A. 9710) and the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report “Power, Voice and Rights: a Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific”
  • VAW Documentation System Client Card Training

    VAW Documentation System Client Card Training DSWD CARAGA Director Mercedita P. Jabagat welcomes participants to the Training of Service Providers on the Utilization of VAW Client Card held on May 27-28, 2010 at the Gateway Hotel, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. Surigao del Norte has been identified as one of the eleven selected areas for continue reading : VAW Documentation System Client Card Training
  • A mind qualified to serve: The Brahma Kumaris experience

    A mind qualified to serve: The Brahma Kumaris experience Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) officials warmly acknowledge former PCW Chairperson Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani and Brahma Kumaris Volunteer and Guest Speaker Maureen Chen after an inspirational talk on spiritual well-being, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world for the PCW employees, on June continue reading : A mind qualified to serve: The Brahma Kumaris experience
  • PCW Board adopts MCW IRR

    PCW Board adopts MCW IRR Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Myrna T. Yao (front row, 6th from left) shows the resolution adopting the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) or R.A 9710. The PCW Board of Commissioners approved the IRR at the Mabini Hall, Malacañang on March 30, continue reading : PCW Board adopts MCW IRR
  • 2010 Women with Disabilities Day celebration

    2010 Women with Disabilities Day celebration Manila – Hundreds of WWD convened on March 25 at the SM North EDSA Sky Dome for the WWD celebration, with the theme “Babaeng Maykapansanan, Tagumpay Ka ng Bayan!”.  They determined to voice out their issues and concerns to negate the notion that persons with disabilities (PWDS) are vulnerable continue reading : 2010 Women with Disabilities Day celebration
  • President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s message for the 2010 Women’s Month celebration

    President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s message for the 2010 Women’s Month celebration Warmest felicitations to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) for spearheading the nationwide observance of theInternational Women’s Day on March 8 and the 2010 Women’s Month. We join the global community in celebrating these two significant events. This year, we give due recognition to women’s successes as resonated by continue reading : President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s message for the 2010 Women’s Month celebration
  • 2010 Women’s Month Kick-off acknowledgment of sponsors and service providers

    2010 Women’s Month Kick-off acknowledgment of sponsors and service providers We thank the City government of Taguig, especially Taguig First Lady Kaye Tinga, for hosting the Kick-off of the 2010 Women’s Month Celebration. We also thank Dove for sponsoring the event and supporting the advocacy of making women’s rights real. Likewise, we would like to continue reading : 2010 Women’s Month Kick-off acknowledgment of sponsors and service providers