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  • What’s Next for the Safe Spaces Act?

    What’s Next for the Safe Spaces Act? The Philippine Commission on Women leads the development of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11313 or the “Safe Spaces Act.” The IRR will guide not only government offices in enforcing the new law but also private entities with specific mandates under the law, and continue reading : What’s Next for the Safe Spaces Act?
  • Abra LGUs participate in Gender Budget Forum

    Abra LGUs participate in Gender Budget Forum Over a hunded participants coming from the 27 municipalities and the Provincial Government of Abra participated in the two-day Gender and Development (GAD) Budget Forum held at the Provincial Capitol on October 2-3, 2019. Conducted by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Regional GAD Committee of continue reading : Abra LGUs participate in Gender Budget Forum
  • PCW launches priority agenda for 18th Congress

    PCW launches priority agenda for 18th Congress “Bakit Mahalaga ang Agenda ni Juana?” This question was posed during the launching of the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 18th Congress on September 27, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. Organized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the event was attended continue reading : PCW launches priority agenda for 18th Congress
  • PH concludes series of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Confab with Political Security Officials

    PH concludes series of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Confab with Political Security Officials Empowering women in politics and security takes the “ASEAN way” as senior officials from its ten member states conclude the Senior Officials Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in the ASEAN Political-Security Community Sectoral Bodies (APSC). The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), serving as the continue reading : PH concludes series of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Confab with Political Security Officials
  • PCW Urges Government Agencies to Boost Programs for Empowering Women in National Gender Budget

    PCW Urges Government Agencies to Boost Programs for Empowering Women in National Gender Budget The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) urged government agencies to use their gender and development (GAD) budget to promote gender-responsive governance and finance programs, projects, and activities on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Speaking before 376 participants of the 7th National continue reading : PCW Urges Government Agencies to Boost Programs for Empowering Women in National Gender Budget
  • 7th National GAD Budget Forum for National Government Agencies (NGAs), Attached Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs)

    7th National GAD Budget Forum for National Government Agencies (NGAs), Attached Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is pleased to invite GAD Focal Point System Members and Budget Officers (maximum of two participants per agency) of national government agencies (NGAs),  attached agencies, continue reading : 7th National GAD Budget Forum for National Government Agencies (NGAs), Attached Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs)
  • Quality technical GAD assistance pushed during the 4th GAD Resource Pool Assembly

    Quality technical GAD assistance pushed during the 4th GAD Resource Pool Assembly “Focus on providing quality technical assistance (TA) on Gender and Development (GAD) and not on the quantity of TA requests.” This is what the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reiterated to its certified GAD Resource Pool (GR Pool) members during the 4th GR continue reading : Quality technical GAD assistance pushed during the 4th GAD Resource Pool Assembly
  • PCW to lawmakers: Pass the SOGIE Law

    PCW to lawmakers: Pass the SOGIE Law The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates its call to end gender-based discrimination and uphold the basic human rights of persons with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE). The recent incident involving a transgender woman who was discriminated when she tried accessing a female toilet in continue reading : PCW to lawmakers: Pass the SOGIE Law
  • PCW underscores gains and challenges, awards accomplishments of agencies on Magna Carta of Women 10th Anniversary

    PCW underscores gains and challenges, awards accomplishments of agencies on Magna Carta of Women 10th Anniversary 2019 marks the first decade of the Magna Carta of Women in eliminating discrimination, upholding women’s rights and empowering every Juana. The Philippine Commission on Women headed its tenth anniversary celebration on August 14, 2019 at the Rizal Hall, continue reading : PCW underscores gains and challenges, awards accomplishments of agencies on Magna Carta of Women 10th Anniversary
  • PCW statement on the retirement of Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa and on the call for the new ED

    PCW statement on the retirement of Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa and on the call for the new ED The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) expresses its most heartfelt gratitude to its retired Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa for her dynamic, passionate, and committed leadership for almost 18 years. Verzosa, who turned 65 on August continue reading : PCW statement on the retirement of Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa and on the call for the new ED
  • Bicol Region vows to strengthen gender programs in 1st GAD Focal Point System Assembly

    Bicol Region vows to strengthen gender programs in 1st GAD Focal Point System Assembly Herstory unfolds as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region V and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) hold the first Bicol Region Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (GFPS) Assembly this July 29 to July 30, 2019 at continue reading : Bicol Region vows to strengthen gender programs in 1st GAD Focal Point System Assembly
  • PCW statement on ‘Ang Probinsyano’ rape scene of female cops

    PCW statement on ‘Ang Probinsyano’ rape scene of female cops Rape is a heinous crime and is considered as a crime against persons. The fact that netizens find it repulsive to watch the rape of a female police officer in the television series “Ang Probinsyano” even though it is common knowledge that it is a continue reading : PCW statement on ‘Ang Probinsyano’ rape scene of female cops
  • PCW welcomes developments in upholding women’s rights vs. sexual harassment

    PCW welcomes developments in upholding women’s rights vs. sexual harassment Rape is a heinous crime and is considered as a crime against persons. The fact that netizens find it repulsive to watch the rape of a female police officer in the television series “Ang Probinsyano” even though it is common knowledge that it is a continue reading : PCW welcomes developments in upholding women’s rights vs. sexual harassment
  • PCW holds GAD Budget Fora in Siquijor and Negros

    PCW holds GAD Budget Fora in Siquijor and Negros The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) gathered 80 local government unit (LGU) officers from the Provinces of Siquijor and Negros Oriental in the first Provincial Gender and Development (GAD) Budget Fora LGUs on June 19 and 20, 2019 at Salagdoong Beach Resort, Maria, Siquijor. Conducted in continue reading : PCW holds GAD Budget Fora in Siquijor and Negros
  • PCW and DDB’s ‘Macho Choir’ wins adobo Design Awards Asia

    PCW and DDB’s ‘Macho Choir’ wins adobo Design Awards Asia The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and ad agency DDB Tribal Worldwide’s partnership project “The Macho Choir” bagged the 2019 adobo Design Awards Asia Bronze Category for Graphic Design. The winning campaign, which was launched by the Commission and the DDB in December 2018, featured three songs continue reading : PCW and DDB’s ‘Macho Choir’ wins adobo Design Awards Asia
  • PCW concludes national feedback forum on UNCSW63 outcomes, presents BPfA +25 report

    PCW concludes national feedback forum on UNCSW63 outcomes, presents BPfA +25 report The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with key national government agencies (NGAs) and civil society organizations (CSOs), concluded the national feedback forum on the outcomes of the 63rd session of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) 63 and continue reading : PCW concludes national feedback forum on UNCSW63 outcomes, presents BPfA +25 report
  • PCW Statement on the 2019 International Day of Action for Women’s Health

    PCW Statement on the 2019 International Day of Action for Women’s Health Women’s health directly affects the health and welfare of families, communities, and even the economy. Thus, in our every stride to pursue national development, promoting women and girls’ health must also be prioritized. On the occasion of the International Day of Action for continue reading : PCW Statement on the 2019 International Day of Action for Women’s Health
  • Women micro entrepreneurs capacitated on Cacao Farming and Production

    Women micro entrepreneurs capacitated on Cacao Farming and Production The GREAT Women Project conducted a Cacao Master’s Training on March 19-21, 2019 at JJs Seafood Village and Fort Justine Farm in Bohol. Participated by 26 micro entrepreneurs (20 females and 6 males) from Bohol and Cebu, this activity aimed to train women-cacao farmers on cacao continue reading : Women micro entrepreneurs capacitated on Cacao Farming and Production
  • WEE Project Micro Entrepreneurs Showcased in IFEX Philippines

    WEE Project Micro Entrepreneurs Showcased in IFEX Philippines Eighteen women micro entrepreneurs (WME) supported by the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project participated in the International Food Exposition (IFEX) Philippines on May 24-26, 2019 at the World Trade Center Manila. Dubbed as NXTFOOD Asia, this 13th edition of IFEX Philippines is a three-day international trade exhibition continue reading : WEE Project Micro Entrepreneurs Showcased in IFEX Philippines
  • PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David

    PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in mourning the passing of Karina Constantino-David to eternal life on May 7, 2019.  A staunch advocate for women’s rights and development, Constantino-David lived a full life we honor and celebrate. Her demise was confirmed continue reading : PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David
  • PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David

    PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in mourning the passing of Karina Constantino-David to eternal life on May 7, 2019.  A staunch advocate for women’s rights and development, Constantino-David lived a full life we honor and celebrate. Her demise was confirmed continue reading : PCW pays tribute to feminist, public servant Karina David
  • Pre-Manila FAME: Product Design and Development Workshop for GREAT Women Microentrepreneurs

    Pre-Manila FAME: Product Design and Development Workshop for GREAT Women Microentrepreneurs The GREAT Women Project (GWP) booth is one of the features of Manila FAME held at the World Trade Center Manila on April 25-27, 2019. But did you know that before getting there, the women microentrepreneur (WME) enrollees of the project have undergone a continue reading : Pre-Manila FAME: Product Design and Development Workshop for GREAT Women Microentrepreneurs
  • PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 82nd Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines

    PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 82nd Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines Exactly eighty-two years ago today, Filipino women emerged victorious in claiming their right to vote in elections. While the call for women’s right to suffrage has long been achieved, the ultimate goal of attaining gender parity in political leadership positions continue reading : PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 82nd Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines
  • PCW concludes national consultation for BPfA reporting

    PCW concludes national consultation for BPfA reporting The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) convened over 250 representatives from national, regional and local government agencies, academe, private sector, civil society and people’s organizations in a series of consultation and validation workshops for the preparation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) +25 Progress Report. continue reading : PCW concludes national consultation for BPfA reporting
  • PCW launches three gender mainstreaming tools in National Women’s Day Confab

    PCW launches three gender mainstreaming tools in National Women’s Day Confab The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) launched three documents to guide the government in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls during the National Women’s Day Conference on March 8, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center. The Conference was continue reading : PCW launches three gender mainstreaming tools in National Women’s Day Confab
  • PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2019

    PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2019 This International Women’s Day (IWD), we join the entire world in celebrating the progress achieved by the women’s movement globally. We salute all Filipino women who continue to play significant economic, social, cultural, and political roles in every sphere of our nation. We have made significant progress, but continue reading : PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2019
  • PCW Statement on the signing of the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law

    PCW Statement on the signing of the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) celebrates the enactment of Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Law on February 20, 2019. “We welcome the signing of the law as an advance Women’s Month gift for Filipino women and continue reading : PCW Statement on the signing of the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law
  • PH begins national review for 25th year of global women’s agenda

    PH begins national review for 25th year of global women’s agenda Quezon City – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and representatives from national government agencies, non-government, and international organizations gathered at the Jesse Robredo Hall of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to officially start the national-level comprehensive review of the continue reading : PH begins national review for 25th year of global women’s agenda
  • Rape, sexual abuses not a laughing matter; punishable under laws

    Rape, sexual abuses not a laughing matter; punishable under laws The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates that sexual molestation or abuse, including rape, are public crimes and a violation of human dignity. It is an abhorrent attack on a person’s self-worth and should never be used as subject matter to prove a point. It is continue reading : Rape, sexual abuses not a laughing matter; punishable under laws
  • ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region

    ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region PASAY CITY, Philippines – In its commitment to promote gender equality in the ASEAN, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as the national focal point for the ASEAN Committee continue reading : ASEAN Economic Community senior officials commit to integrate gender mainstreaming in the region
  • PH hosts gender mainstreaming conference for ASEAN Economic cluster

    PH hosts gender mainstreaming conference for ASEAN Economic cluster PASAY CITY, Philippines – In its commitment to promote gender equality in the ASEAN, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as the national focal point for the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), is gathering about 150 delegates from various sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Economic Community continue reading : PH hosts gender mainstreaming conference for ASEAN Economic cluster
  • Male advocates assemble, commit to end gender-based violence

    Male advocates assemble, commit to end gender-based violence Some 150 male advocates from various government agencies and civil society organizations nationwide gathered to echo their support in ending gender-based violence (GBV). On December 3-4, 2018, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with the Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere (MOVE) and the Inter-Agency Council continue reading : Male advocates assemble, commit to end gender-based violence
  • PCW-DDB radio plugs vs. catcalling soar on air

    PCW-DDB radio plugs vs. catcalling soar on air In time for the 2018 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12, the Philippine Commission on Women released radio plugs that turn the spotlight on the kind of VAW that often happen in public places but usually dismissed as just continue reading : PCW-DDB radio plugs vs. catcalling soar on air
  • PCW stages re-run of ‘VAW Experiential Museum’

    PCW stages re-run of ‘VAW Experiential Museum’ Following the success of its launch in 2017, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is staging a re-run of the Violence Against Women (VAW) Experiential Museum on December 4-7, 2018 at the Mowelfund Plaza in Cubao, Quezon City.  The VAW Experiential Museum features interactive theater performances that immerses continue reading : PCW stages re-run of ‘VAW Experiential Museum’
  • PCW opens 2018 Campaign To End VAW with Bacolod Film Screening and Forum

    PCW opens 2018 Campaign To End VAW with Bacolod Film Screening and Forum The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) together with the Interagency Council on Anti-Violence Against Women (IACVAWC) opened the 2018 observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW) through a regional film screening and forum on gender-based violence (GBV) against continue reading : PCW opens 2018 Campaign To End VAW with Bacolod Film Screening and Forum
  • Statement of PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy on the mandatory pregnancy testing of students of Pines City College

    Statement of PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy on the mandatory pregnancy testing of students of Pines City College The Philippine Commission on Women welcomes the move of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate the practice of Pines City Colleges of subjecting female students to mandatory pregnancy testing. We are equally alarmed of the continue reading : Statement of PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy on the mandatory pregnancy testing of students of Pines City College
  • PCW Statement on the Observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women

    PCW Statement on the Observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women One out of four women aged 15-49 (24.4 percent) has experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence committed by their husband or partner according to the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority. This slightly decreased continue reading : PCW Statement on the Observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women
  • PCW supports probe on Miss Earth sexual harassment claims

    PCW supports probe on Miss Earth sexual harassment claims The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly supports the proposal to conduct an investigation of sexual harassment cases allegedly committed in a beauty pageant. Senate Resolution No. 932 calls for a probe on the recent Miss Earth pageant where three of the candidates claimed that they continue reading : PCW supports probe on Miss Earth sexual harassment claims
  • PCW awards GAD mechanisms and advocates in the Regions

    PCW awards GAD mechanisms and advocates in the Regions The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) awarded outstanding Regional Gender and Development Committees (RGADC) and advocates during the 2nd RGADC Summit on September 25 – 26, 2018 at the Hive Hotel in Quezon City. The award is meant to recognize the efforts and contributions of regional continue reading : PCW awards GAD mechanisms and advocates in the Regions
  • PCW holds series of Regional GAD Budget Fora

    PCW holds series of Regional GAD Budget Fora The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Regional Gender and Development Committees (RGADCs), is conducting a series of Regional GAD Budget Fora in October and November 2018. Slated to be held in five regions across the country, the first leg of the series was continue reading : PCW holds series of Regional GAD Budget Fora