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  • Celebrating women’s triumphs

    Celebrating women’s triumphs PCW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao addresses the participants of the 2010 National Women’s Day Celebration with the theme “Babae, Tagumpay Ka ng Bayan!” held at the Halls B and C of the World Trade Center in Pasay City on March 8, 2010. Listening to her are President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (third from left), continue reading : Celebrating women’s triumphs
  • Women in power

    Hosts Rico Hizon (left) and Gladys Reyes-Sommeraux (right) interview successful women leaders, namely Las Piñas Congresswoman Cynthia Villar (second from left), Senator Loren Legarda (third from left), Marikina City Mayor Marides Fernando (third from right), and PCW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao (second from right) on their views on defeating the odds, asserting themselves as women continue reading : Women in power
  • Search for Outstanding Rural Women

    Search for Outstanding Rural Women The Interagency Committee on Rural Women invites women’s organizations and network to submit nominations for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women 2010.  The competition was conceptualized in order  to give due recognition to rural women who have shown excellence in their fields of endeavor, have contributed outstanding accomplishments in developing continue reading : Search for Outstanding Rural Women
  • Call for nomination for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women 2010

    Call for nomination for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women 2010 The Interagency Committee on Rural Women invites women’s organizations and networks to submit nominations for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women 2010.  The search gives due recognition to rural women who have shown excellence in their fields of endeavor, have contributed outstanding accomplishments in continue reading : Call for nomination for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women 2010
  • National Women’s Day celebration fires up

    National Women’s Day celebration fires up Manila – Continuing its role as the primary moving force behind the country’s efforts to place gender concerns at the heart of all development initiatives, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), formerly National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), leads the 2010 National Women’s Day Celebration today. continue reading : National Women’s Day celebration fires up
  • BABAE, TAGUMPAY KA NG BAYAN! The 2010 National Women’s Day Celebration

    BABAE, TAGUMPAY KA NG BAYAN! The 2010 National Women’s Day Celebration Manila – In celebration of the National Women’s Day, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) spearheaded the mobilization of thousands to strengthen the advocacy on women advancement through a women summit with the theme “Babae, Tagumpay Ka ng Bayan!” The 2nd Go Negosyo Women continue reading : BABAE, TAGUMPAY KA NG BAYAN! The 2010 National Women’s Day Celebration
  • Walk for Womens Rights

    Walk for Womens Rights Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (fourth from left), Taguig City First Lady Kaye Tinga (fifth from left), Dove ambassadors (from left) Raya Mananquil, Susan Campos, Pia Magalona together with (from right) Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Nicole Fonacier, Mariel Santos Po, Sara Black, Pinky Marquez, Chiqui Hollmann Yulo, and continue reading : Walk for Womens Rights
  • National Women’s Month 2010 Kick-off a success

    National Women’s Month 2010 Kick-off a success Manila – Thousands joined the 2010 Women’s Month Celebration Kick-off Activity held last March 1 at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The event was spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women, formerly National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), in partnership with the continue reading : National Women’s Month 2010 Kick-off a success
  • 2010 Women’s Month Celebration kicks-off

    2010 Women’s Month Celebration kicks-off Manila – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), formerly National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), in collaboration with the city government of Taguig and Dove, leads the 2010 National Women’s Month Celebration Kick-off today at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The activity aims to raise public continue reading : 2010 Women’s Month Celebration kicks-off
  • Woman microentrepreneur shares enabling mechanisms proven to start and grow microenterprises

    Woman microentrepreneur shares enabling mechanisms proven to start and grow microenterprises Woman microentrepreneur Teodora Aquino, President of the Cagbunga Crabpaste Producers Association of Gainza, shared her 12-year experience in starting up and developing a semi-processed crab paste enterprise, and the enabling mechanisms that have helped her grow her business. In 1997, Aquino learned crab paste continue reading : Woman microentrepreneur shares enabling mechanisms proven to start and grow microenterprises
  • GREAT Women Project present developments in creating an enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment

    GREAT Women Project present developments in creating an enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment The two-day Partners’ Forum held parallel sessions for sharing of good practices. First-day parallel sessions centered on a sharing of good practices  to create the national and local enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment, and facilitating safeguard strategies for environmental and continue reading : GREAT Women Project present developments in creating an enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment
  • GREAT Women Project hosts multi-sectoral Partners’ Forum to advance women’s economic empowerment

    GREAT Women Project hosts multi-sectoral Partners’ Forum to advance women’s economic empowerment The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) sponsored a two-day Partners’ Forum of the GREAT Women Project last February 9-10 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila in Ortigas Center, Quezon City. The Partners’ Forum themed Patnership and Synergy Towards A GREATer Philippines gathered 246 continue reading : GREAT Women Project hosts multi-sectoral Partners’ Forum to advance women’s economic empowerment
  • Women power

    Women power Former Chairpersons and Executive Directors of the PCW share insights on PCW directions in light of the new Magna Carta of Women (Left to Right – Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, Ms. Remedios I. Rikken, Professor Aurora Javate-De Dios, Usec. Teresita S. Castillo, and Dr. Amelia Lourdes B. Reyes).
  • The PCW as steward of the Magna Carta of Women

    The PCW as steward of the Magna Carta of Women The Philippine Commission on Women’s past chairpersons and executive directors, its management  and technical staff, Commissioners from both the government and non-government sectors and partners gathered in Holiday Inn, Clark last January 19-20, 2010 to participate in a workshop entitled, “Appreciating MCW and Celebrating PCW.” continue reading : The PCW as steward of the Magna Carta of Women
  • Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units Awards

    Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units Awards As duty bearers, it is incumbent on the State to protect the human rights of its citizens, both women and men, with particular recognition of the plight of women, who are especially vulnerable to gender-based violence. The Philippine government enshrines the protection of women in many laws, from the continue reading : Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units Awards
  • GREAT Women Project Partners Forum 2010

    GREAT Women Project Partners Forum 2010 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) sponsored a two-day Partners’ Forum of the GREAT Women Project last February 9-10 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila in Ortigas Center, Quezon City. The Partners’ Forum themed Patnership and Synergy Towards A GREATer Philippines gathered 246 participants from 12 national government agencies, continue reading : GREAT Women Project Partners Forum 2010
  • MOVE! Run to End VAW

    MOVE! Run to End VAW Men Opposed to Violence Against Women (VAW) Everywhere! or MOVE! is organizing an advocacy run with the theme “MOVE! Run to End VAW” in observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women which starts from the 25th of November and ends on the 12th of December. The main continue reading : MOVE! Run to End VAW
  • MCW IRR Visayas consultation

    MCW IRR Visayas consultation PCW Commissioner Evelyn Dunuan explains the objectives of the Visayas consultation on the formulation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Magna Carta of Women held on December 4, 2009 at the Sarrosa International Hotel, Cebu City.
  • Responding to questions

    Responding to questions Atty. Sally Escutin of the DSWD (standing left) and Ms. Alice Rosero of the Policy Development and Advocacy Division of PCW respond to questions raised during the Visayas Consultation on the MCW IRR.
  • The Gender Justice II Awardees

    The Gender Justice II Awardees The NCRFW gave due commendation to three outstanding gender-sensitive judges and three Sandiganbayan justices during the kick-off of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW last November 25, 2009 at the Rembrandt Hotel. Honorable Judge Victoria Isabel A. Paredes of Caloocan City (third from left) bagged the “Most Outstanding Gender-Sensitive Judge continue reading : The Gender Justice II Awardees
  • Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units

    Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units NCRFW Chair Myrna T. Yao (center), together with DILG Director John Castaneda (left) and DSWD Director Sally Escutin (second from right), awarded the plaque of Recognition and marker for the Most Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGU to Naga City last November 25 at the Rembrandt Hotel.  Atty. Leni Robredo, President of the continue reading : Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units
  • SHARING OF THE MINDS: ASEAN members convene for an integrative approach to combat gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS

    SHARING OF THE MINDS: ASEAN members convene for an integrative approach to combat gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS Makati, 01 December 2009 – In line with the 21st anniversary of World AIDS Day, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and the Association of Southeast Asian continue reading : SHARING OF THE MINDS: ASEAN members convene for an integrative approach to combat gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS
  • The united ASEAN move

    The united ASEAN move ASEAN member countries came together last December 1 – 3, 2009  to work on an integrative regional approach that would solve the linking problems of GBV and HIV/AIDS.
  • Magna Carta of Women IRR Draft in Progress

    Magna Carta of Women IRR Draft in Progress The draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of R.A 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) was carefully reviewed by the members of the Technical Drafting Committee together with staff from the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) last November 20, 2009 at the Imperial Palace Hotel, continue reading : Magna Carta of Women IRR Draft in Progress
  • Gender sensitive judges awarded

    Gender sensitive judges awarded The winners of the Gender Justice Awards II were announced yesterday at the Rembrandt Hotel in Quezon City, during the kick-off ceremonies of the 18-day campaign to end VAW. The Gender Justice Awards II is geared towards the elimination of gender bias and gender insensitivity experienced by women litigants in the continue reading : Gender sensitive judges awarded
  • Naga City wins award for Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGU

    Naga City wins award for Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGU Naga City yesterday received the award for Outstanding VAW (Violence against Women)-Responsive LGU at the Rembrandt Hotel in Quezon City. The year-long Search for Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGUs was launched last year by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), together with the Department of the Interior and Local continue reading : Naga City wins award for Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGU
  • 18-day Campaign to End VAW set to start

    18-day Campaign to End VAW set to start The Philippines will once again commemorate the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on November 25-December 12, 2009 in sync with the worldwide commemoration of the 16-Day of Activism to End VAW. To be led by the Philippine Commission on Women or PCW (formerly National continue reading : 18-day Campaign to End VAW set to start
  • PCW conducts regional consultations on the MCW IRR

    PCW conducts regional consultations on the MCW IRR The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) formerly the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) will conduct a series of regional consultations among different stakeholders on the draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on November continue reading : PCW conducts regional consultations on the MCW IRR
  • UN seeks nomination for Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    UN seeks nomination for Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict The United Nations is inviting nominations from member-states for candidates to the position of Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. In the interest of time, please submit your nominations directly to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations, Department ofForeign continue reading : UN seeks nomination for Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • 20th NSM tree planting

    20th NSM tree planting National Statistical Coordination Board Director Cynthia Regalado led the National Statistics Month (NSM) tree planting activity participated by NCRFW staff on October 30, 2009 at San Rafael, Bulacan.
  • Rural women hold congress

    Rural women hold congress In solidarity with the international community which celebrates Rural Women’s Day every October 15, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Pambansang Koalisyon ng mga Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) organized the 2009 National Rural Women’s Congress on October 14, 2009. Representatives from the national government agencies and women sectoral groups continue reading : Rural women hold congress
  • Magna Carta of Women IRR Formulation On-going

    Magna Carta of Women IRR Formulation On-going The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), formerly National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), in pursuant to Section 44 of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) leads the formulation of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the MCW. On October 6, 2009, the PCW organized continue reading : Magna Carta of Women IRR Formulation On-going
  • Media Cluster of MCW IRR Formulation

    Media Cluster of MCW IRR Formulation Members of Cluster 6 of the Formulation of the Magna Carta of Women Implementing Rules and Regulations take a break from drafting the initial inputs to Sections 16 and 26 of the MCW IRR. On October 15, 2009,  Assistant Secretary Baby O’Brien (second from left) of the Office of continue reading : Media Cluster of MCW IRR Formulation
  • GREAT Women Project organizes trainers’ pool on gender analysis and women’s empowerment

    GREAT Women Project organizes trainers’ pool on gender analysis and women’s empowerment GREAT Women Project technical advisers from provincial and municipal technical working groups, non-government organizations, academe, government sectors and select NCRFW staff trained on gender analysis to enhance skills in analyzing gender responsiveness of policies, plans and programs of LGUs and national government agencies continue reading : GREAT Women Project organizes trainers’ pool on gender analysis and women’s empowerment
  • Women in DIGITAL E-CONOMY

    Women in DIGITAL E-CONOMY Philippine Commission on Women Chairperson Myrna T. Yao (2nd from left), Philippine Federation of Local Councils of Women President Rosalind Wee (left), and Tinig Ng Kababaihan anchor Elvie Catacutan (right) discuss “WOMEN AND DIGITAL ECONOMY:  E-Pinay!” during the September 11, 2009 episode of Tinig Ng Kababaihan via DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan continue reading : Women in DIGITAL E-CONOMY
  • GREAT Women Project partners assess women enterprise technologies

    GREAT Women Project national partner Department of Science and Technology (DOST) sent a team of specialists to six local government units in Metro Naga to pilot-test the use of a DOST tool that will assess the gender-responsiveness of DOST technologies for women’s microenterprises. The pilot-test ran from August 27-28, 2009 in the Metro Naga Development continue reading : GREAT Women Project partners assess women enterprise technologies
  • Leyte LGU participants in GREAT Women Project-sponsored Gender Sensitivity Training

    Leyte LGU participants in GREAT Women Project-sponsored Gender Sensitivity Training Two Leyte municipalities serving as partner sites of the Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project have stepped up efforts to address gender issues affecting local women, especially women entrepreneurs. Local officials, legislators, women entrepreneurs and representatives of women’s organizations of continue reading : Leyte LGU participants in GREAT Women Project-sponsored Gender Sensitivity Training
  • GREAT Women Project partner boosts service delivery for local women microentrepreneurs

    GREAT Women Project partner boosts service delivery for local women microentrepreneurs GREAT Women Project local government partner, Metro Naga Development Council (MNDC) in Camarines Sur, establishes One-Stop Women Enterprise Development Desks (OSWEDDs) throughout MNDC Alliance municipalities. The establishment of OSWEDDs is a local government response for improved service delivery to empower women microentrepreneurs and is continue reading : GREAT Women Project partner boosts service delivery for local women microentrepreneurs
  • ASEAN Regional Conference on Legislating and Programming Towards an Integrative Approach to Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS

    ASEAN Regional Conference on Legislating and Programming Towards an Integrative Approach to Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the Philippine Government’s national machinery on women, in partnership with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, organized/hosted the continue reading : ASEAN Regional Conference on Legislating and Programming Towards an Integrative Approach to Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS
  • NCRFW condemns all acts of violence vs. women

    NCRFW condemns all acts of violence vs. women The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) condemns all acts of violence against women, whether they are inflicted by government officials or ordinary citizens. In a statement, NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao said that no one is exempted from Republic Act No. 9262 or continue reading : NCRFW condemns all acts of violence vs. women