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  • Call for Nominations for Non-government Organization Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children

    Call for Nominations for Non-government Organization Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children IACVAWC is the body mandated by law to ensure the effective implementation of RA 9262 and to be the lead coordinator and monitoring body on VAW initiatives. It is composed of twelve member-agencies that are tasked to continue reading : Call for Nominations for Non-government Organization Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children
  • PCW lauds women athletes in the 2018 Asian Games

    PCW lauds women athletes in the 2018 Asian Games The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in celebrating the victories of Filipino women athletes at the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from August 18 to September 2. Data from the Asian Games’ official website showed that the continue reading : PCW lauds women athletes in the 2018 Asian Games
  • PCW Opens Profiling of GAD Resource Pool Batch 7

    PCW Opens Profiling of GAD Resource Pool Batch 7 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is now accepting applicants for the profiling of the seventh batch of the Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool (GR Pool). A component of the National GAD Resource Program (NGRP), the GR Pool is composed of individual GAD Practitioners tapped by continue reading : PCW Opens Profiling of GAD Resource Pool Batch 7
  • Rape is a crime, never a woman’s fault

    Rape is a crime, never a woman’s fault The Philippine Commission on Women strongly states that it is never a woman’s fault to get raped.  A woman’s body, her appearance, or her clothes are not invitations for rape or any form of sexual violence. Rape victims are young and old, rich and poor, short and continue reading : Rape is a crime, never a woman’s fault
  • PCW presents 9 gains as nation celebrates 9th anniversary of Magna Carta of Women

    PCW presents 9 gains as nation celebrates 9th anniversary of Magna Carta of Women The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) led the celebration of the 9th anniversary of the passage of Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on August 14, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Around continue reading : PCW presents 9 gains as nation celebrates 9th anniversary of Magna Carta of Women
  • PCW relaunches GADtimpala as official awards and incentives system

    PCW relaunches GADtimpala as official awards and incentives system The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has relaunched the GADtimpala Awards as its official awards and incentives system during the 9th Anniversary Celebration of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) at the Philippine International Convention Center on August 14, 2019. GADtimpala stands for “Gender and Development continue reading : PCW relaunches GADtimpala as official awards and incentives system
  • PCW Statement on the ‘pepedederalismo’ video

    PCW Statement on the ‘pepedederalismo’ video No act, even with noblest intentions, can justify the trivialization and objectification of women’s bodies. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces the acts of a public official condoning the ridicule and mockery of women’s bodies. While the Commission agrees that public officials are expected to exhaust all continue reading : PCW Statement on the ‘pepedederalismo’ video
  • ASEAN Socio Cultural Community senior officials vow to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region

    ASEAN Socio Cultural Community senior officials vow to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region MAKATI CITY, Philippines – Senior officials from the ten Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States clustered into 12 sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) presented their proposed actions to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region during continue reading : ASEAN Socio Cultural Community senior officials vow to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region
  • PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region

    PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region MAKATI CITY, Philippines – People of the ASEAN may now look forward to more gender-responsive policies and programs in the region as their senior officials embark on a three-day Conference that will deepen their understanding on Gender and Development (GAD). Around 100 delegates from continue reading : PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region
  • PCW Message on the 120th Celebration of Philippine Independence

    PCW Message on the 120th Celebration of Philippine Independence In commemoration of  the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Independence, the Philippine Commission on Women recommits itself to the spirits of freedom, democracy, equality, justice and solidarity – the very ideals that inspired our brave women and men in the Philippine struggle for Independence against Spanish continue reading : PCW Message on the 120th Celebration of Philippine Independence
  • PCW, PUP and private sector partners hold forum on menstruation and menopause

    PCW, PUP and private sector partners hold forum on menstruation and menopause The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), DDB Group Philippines and Modess, observed the Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 through a forum, which aims to debunk myths and misconceptions on menstruation and menopause.  continue reading : PCW, PUP and private sector partners hold forum on menstruation and menopause
  • Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women

    Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women Responding to the call of “leaving no one behind” in the pursuit of gender equality, representatives from government agencies, non-government organizations, continue reading : Convergence in addressing rural women and girls’ concerns pushed during Feedback Forum on UN Status of Women
  • 5 LGUs retain stature as PCW-recognized Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs

    5 LGUs retain stature as PCW-recognized Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has recertified five local government units (LGUs) as Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hubs (LLH) in a series of activities held in March and April 2018. Launched in 2015, the certification of LLHs is an initiative continue reading : 5 LGUs retain stature as PCW-recognized Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs
  • PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 81st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines

    PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 81st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines Eighty-one years after Filipino women won the right to vote in elections, the quest for more women entering politics as candidates and winning seats has yet to be reached. In February 2018, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) noted that although continue reading : PCW Statement on the Occasion of the 81st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines
  • PCW Statement Concerning Pick-up Artists Academy

    PCW Statement Concerning Pick-up Artists Academy The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces the acts of an online group that seems to be a breeding ground for male sexual harassers and predators. We received a complaint regarding a business entity named Pick-up Artists Academy (PUA), which allegedly provides services to “boost men’s confidence” by continue reading : PCW Statement Concerning Pick-up Artists Academy
  • PCW and DDB’s ‘Menstruation Matters’ bags Anvil gold

    PCW and DDB’s ‘Menstruation Matters’ bags Anvil gold Another initiative of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and advertising agency DDB Group Philippines has won an award for the advocacy on good menstrual hygiene, its effects on women and girls’ lives, and in building their self-esteem, health, and productivity at work and at school. #MenstruationMatters, continue reading : PCW and DDB’s ‘Menstruation Matters’ bags Anvil gold
  • PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2018

    PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2018 The journey of Filipino women towards attaining gender equality and empowerment has been moving forward over the years. Filipinas have emerged as strong, confident and smart individuals who are able to assert their rights and place in society. We now also have male advocates who champion gender equality continue reading : PCW Statement for International Women’s Day 2018
  • Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer free rides and treats on 2018 International Women’s Day

    Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer free rides and treats on 2018 International Women’s Day Women and girls are in for a treat this International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 with this year’s edition of Serbisyo Para Kaya Juana. First initiated in March 2015, Serbisyo Para Kay Juana offers treats, free services, and discounts as continue reading : Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer free rides and treats on 2018 International Women’s Day
  • PCW celebrates 43rd anniversary, pushes for more regional presence

    PCW celebrates 43rd anniversary, pushes for more regional presence The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomed its 43rd year with bigger hopes and greater passion to fulfill its mandate — aiming to reach more women and girls particularly those in the regions. In her message during the post-anniversary celebration held at the Kalayaan Hall in continue reading : PCW celebrates 43rd anniversary, pushes for more regional presence
  • Call for Nominations for the Sectoral Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking

    Call for Nominations for the Sectoral Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) is the body mandated by law to coordinate and monitor the implementation of Republic Act No. 9208, as amended, with the Department of Justice as the lead agency. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) as a continue reading : Call for Nominations for the Sectoral Representatives to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking
  • MGEC launches revised Gender-Fair Media Guidebook

    MGEC launches revised Gender-Fair Media Guidebook The Media and Gender Equality Committee (MGEC) launched a new guidebook that seeks to eliminate gender stereotyping and promotes gender balance in the participation and representation of women and men across various forms of media and communication. Launched on December 15 at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila the “Gender-Fair continue reading : MGEC launches revised Gender-Fair Media Guidebook
  • PCW conducts nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2018-2022

    PCW conducts nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2018-2022 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is holding a series of nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for the formulation of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Plan 2018-2022. The first of the series was held last December 11 in Pasig City for the continue reading : PCW conducts nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2018-2022
  • PCW launches ‘experiential museum’ on Violence Against Women

    PCW launches ‘experiential museum’ on Violence Against Women In time for this year’s observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW), the Philippine Commission on Women in partnership with other government agencies, launched a three-day interactive museum on November 24, 2017 at the PETA Theatre in Quezon City. The “VAW Experiential Museum” continue reading : PCW launches ‘experiential museum’ on Violence Against Women
  • PCW, TIP-QC launches mobile app on violence against women

    PCW, TIP-QC launches mobile app on violence against women Quick information and emergency tools for reporting incidents of violence against women (VAW) are now a fingertip away as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City (TIP-QC) unveils the VAWfreePH mobile application. Launched during the 2017 18-Day continue reading : PCW, TIP-QC launches mobile app on violence against women
  • 31st ASEAN Summit outcomes: What’s in it for women?

    31st ASEAN Summit outcomes: What’s in it for women? Women in ASEAN may now look forward to a better, empowering and thriving future as three documents relative to their roles in the economy, peace and security and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted during the 31st Association of the South East Asian continue reading : 31st ASEAN Summit outcomes: What’s in it for women?
  • PCW and COA strengthen call for gender mainstreaming during the 2017 GAD Budget Fora

    PCW and COA strengthen call for gender mainstreaming during the 2017 GAD Budget Fora Gearing up for the government’s preparation of the FY 2019 Gender and Development (GAD) budget proposal, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Commission on Audit (COA) convened the one-day 2017 GAD Budget Fora on November 9 and November 10, continue reading : PCW and COA strengthen call for gender mainstreaming during the 2017 GAD Budget Fora
  • Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Program for ASEAN launched in PH-hosted 2017 Women’s Business Confab

    Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Program for ASEAN launched in PH-hosted 2017 Women’s Business Confab The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communications Technology for Development (APCICT), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry continue reading : Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Program for ASEAN launched in PH-hosted 2017 Women’s Business Confab
  • Gov’t, media reps gather to update guidebook towards gender-fair media

    Gov’t, media reps gather to update guidebook towards gender-fair media At least 38 representatives from private-owned and government-run media organizations, as well civil society organizations (CSOs) and educator’s groups that deal with mass media gathered in a co-creation workshop of the media guide to implement Section 16 of Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta continue reading : Gov’t, media reps gather to update guidebook towards gender-fair media
  • Profiling of the Sixth Batch of PCW GAD Resource Pool Members

    Profiling of the Sixth Batch of PCW GAD Resource Pool Members The GAD Resource Pool (GR Pool), which is one of the components of the National (GAD) Resource Program (NGRP), is composed of individual GAD practitioners tapped by the PCW to provide Technical Assistance (TA) in GAD Mainstreaming to National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local continue reading : Profiling of the Sixth Batch of PCW GAD Resource Pool Members
  • PCW welcomes Balmes as new Deputy Executive Director

    PCW welcomes Balmes as new Deputy Executive Director The PCW family welcomes Maria Kristine Josefina G. Balmes as its new Deputy Executive Director. A former Councilor of Batangas City, her advocacy includes women and children’s rights, urban poor and environment. Balmes was appointed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on June 27.
  • PCW conducts 2nd Assembly of GAD Resource Pool; Use of GAD Budget to Address SOGIE Issues Clarified

    PCW conducts 2nd Assembly of GAD Resource Pool; Use of GAD Budget to Address SOGIE Issues Clarified Ninety-six of the growing number of Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool members certified by the Philippine Commission on Women participated in the three-day assembly hosted by the Commission on June 28-30, 2017 at the Hive Hotel and continue reading : PCW conducts 2nd Assembly of GAD Resource Pool; Use of GAD Budget to Address SOGIE Issues Clarified
  • PCW inks deal with private organizations to help empower women micro entrepreneurs

    PCW inks deal with private organizations to help empower women micro entrepreneurs Women-led and women-owned micro enterprises in the Philippines can look forward to better access to vital training and financing needs to expand and level up their existing businesses. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) which is the project holder of Supporting Women’s Economic continue reading : PCW inks deal with private organizations to help empower women micro entrepreneurs
  • Philippines joins Menstrual Hygiene Day observance for the first time

    Philippines joins Menstrual Hygiene Day observance for the first time The Philippines has joined other 34 countries around the world in support of the international observance of Menstrual Hygiene Day by holding a forum and conduct of other multimedia campaigns. On May 26, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Department of continue reading : Philippines joins Menstrual Hygiene Day observance for the first time
  • PCW bats for Taguiwalo as DSWD Secretary; dismayed over uncalled for mockery of her being a solo parent

    PCW bats for Taguiwalo as DSWD Secretary; dismayed over uncalled for mockery of her being a solo parent The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) supports the confirmation of the appointment of Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo as Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). DSWD is a member of the PCW Board. We continue reading : PCW bats for Taguiwalo as DSWD Secretary; dismayed over uncalled for mockery of her being a solo parent
  • PCW pays tribute to its former Chairperson, women’s rights champion Senator Shahani

    PCW pays tribute to its former Chairperson, women’s rights champion Senator Shahani The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in remembering the life and works of its former Chairperson, Leticia Ramos Shahani. Her passion to advance women’s rights is immeasurable. On March 20, former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, feminist, diplomat and farmer continue reading : PCW pays tribute to its former Chairperson, women’s rights champion Senator Shahani
  • NU’s ‘Herdroid’ is the Magna Carta of Women Mobile App

    NU’s ‘Herdroid’ is the Magna Carta of Women Mobile App The lifestyle android-based application of the National University has been hailed as the Magna Carta of Women mobile application. Said mobile app, dubbed as “Herdroid,” aims to serve as a crime deterrent to increase protection and security of women from all kinds of violence against continue reading : NU’s ‘Herdroid’ is the Magna Carta of Women Mobile App
  • PCW pays tribute to its former Chairperson, women’s rights champion Senator Shahani

    PCW pays tribute to its former Chairperson, women’s rights champion Senator Shahani The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in remembering the life and works of its former Chairperson, Leticia Ramos Shahani. Her passion to advance women’s rights is immeasurable. On March 20, former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, feminist, diplomat and farmer continue reading : PCW pays tribute to its former Chairperson, women’s rights champion Senator Shahani
  • 2017 Women’s Month Celebration focuses on ‘Change’, implementation of MCW

    2017 Women’s Month Celebration focuses on ‘Change’, implementation of MCW Women are potent agents of positive changes in our society. Thus, “real change” can be only achieved when women and men work hand-in-hand to foster an environment that is empowering to both sexes. This is the highlight of the 2017 National Women’s Month Celebration (PCW) continue reading : 2017 Women’s Month Celebration focuses on ‘Change’, implementation of MCW
  • Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer treats on International Women’s Day

    Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer treats on International Women’s Day Women and girls from various parts of the country may enjoy discounts and freebies in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8. First launched in March 2015 during the National Women’s Month Celebration, Serbisyo Para Kay Juana was offered to honor, recognize and thank continue reading : Gov’t agencies, private organizations offer treats on International Women’s Day
  • PCW Message for the 2017 National Women’s Month Celebration

    PCW Message for the 2017 National Women’s Month Celebration During last year’s National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) called for the inclusion of women’s issues and concerns in the development agenda of the incoming government. The call continues to reverberate this year as we endeavor to ensure that the reforms continue reading : PCW Message for the 2017 National Women’s Month Celebration