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  • PCW joins 2017 One Billion Rising to end exploitation against women

    PCW joins 2017 One Billion Rising to end exploitation against women On Valentine’s Day, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) joined estimated 3,000 individuals who called for work, land, peace and ending Violence Against Women (VAW) at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila. Participants from the PCW along with other agencies like the Department of Social continue reading : PCW joins 2017 One Billion Rising to end exploitation against women
  • PCW, NATCCO seals partnership to promote women’s economic empowerment

    PCW, NATCCO seals partnership to promote women’s economic empowerment The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATTCO Network) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the government’s efforts in women economic empowerment. Under the deal, the PCW will provide technical and financial support for NATTCO to implement activities under continue reading : PCW, NATCCO seals partnership to promote women’s economic empowerment
  • PCW Message on its 42nd Founding Anniversary

    PCW Message on its 42nd Founding Anniversary The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes another year with renewed faith, energy and optimism to better serve Filipino women, children and men this 2017 and beyond. Looking back, the National Commission for the Role of the Filipino Women (NCRFW), established as an advisory body on policies and continue reading : PCW Message on its 42nd Founding Anniversary
  • Event Guidelines -November 25 kick-off activity

    Event Guidelines -November 25 kick-off activity Pre-registration This event is open to the public for free. Interested individuals, parties, organizations, or agencies may register online.   There is no limit on the number of participants per organization. However, registration is accepted on first come, first served basis. You will receive an e-mail informing you of the status of your continue reading : Event Guidelines -November 25 kick-off activity
  • PCW Message on the observance of the 2016 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

    PCW Message on the observance of the 2016 18-Day Campaign to End VAW A community that is free from Violence Against Women (VAW) isn’t really that far-fetched, especially when everyone is committed and eager to do their share in pursuing this as a common vision. With the theme “VAW-free community starts with me,” this year’s continue reading : PCW Message on the observance of the 2016 18-Day Campaign to End VAW
  • National campaign highlights everyone’s role in making PH VAW-free

    National campaign highlights everyone’s role in making PH VAW-free “When we work together, we can be VAW-free.” Taking off from this message of the 2015 campaign to end violence against women (VAW), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) leads the nation in the 2016 observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW with the theme, continue reading : National campaign highlights everyone’s role in making PH VAW-free
  • PCW, DOT to ‘orange’ 18 PH destinations for 18 Days as part of campaign to end Violence Against Women

    PCW, DOT to ‘orange’ 18 PH destinations for 18 Days as part of campaign to end Violence Against Women The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) with its attached agencies has partnered to “orange” 18 Philippine tourist destinations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to promote public awareness on Violence Against continue reading : PCW, DOT to ‘orange’ 18 PH destinations for 18 Days as part of campaign to end Violence Against Women
  • Call for Nominations: Re-Opening of the Selection for the Philippine Women’s Rights Representative to the ACWC

    Call for Nominations: Re-Opening of the Selection for the Philippine Women’s Rights 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 continue reading : Call for Nominations: Re-Opening of the Selection for the Philippine Women’s Rights Representative to the ACWC
  • PH maintains rank as 7th worldwide, 1st in Asia in closing gender gap

    PH maintains rank as 7th worldwide, 1st in Asia in closing gender gap For 11 consecutive years, the Philippines maintains its position as the lead Asian country in closing the gender gap, according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) Report released annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country landed at 7th continue reading : PH maintains rank as 7th worldwide, 1st in Asia in closing gender gap
  • PCW presents women’s priority agenda for 17th Congress

    PCW presents women’s priority agenda for 17th Congress The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work for the promotion, protection and fulfillment of women’s human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, presented the 12 Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 17th Congress on October 18 at the Speaker’s Social continue reading : PCW presents women’s priority agenda for 17th Congress
  • Oath taking of PCW Chairperson Rhodora T. Masilang-Bucoy

    Oath taking of PCW Chairperson Rhodora T. Masilang-Bucoy PCW Chairperson Rhodora T. Masilang-Bucoy took ​her ​oath of office before President Rodrigo Roa Duterte  on October 11, 2016 in Malacañan Palace, Manila. Photos courtesy of Presidential Photographers Division
  • Bucoy of UP Cebu is the new PCW Chairperson

    Bucoy of UP Cebu is the new PCW Chairperson President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed Dr. Rhodora T. Masilang-Bucoy as Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) effective today. She is set to take her oath of office before the Chief Executive on October 11 in Malacañan Palace, Manila. “I am deeply honored to serve continue reading : Bucoy of UP Cebu is the new PCW Chairperson
  • Breastfeeding times two

    Breastfeeding times two While many mothers easily gave up on breastfeeding, here is a first-time mom who took courage to nurse not only one but two little girls all at the same time. Meet Anabel Dela Serna-De Jesus, 35 years old, and mommy to premature babies Alyssa and Eliana. Being a licensed nutritionist-dietician herself, Anabel continue reading : Breastfeeding times two
  • Improved education on disaster risk reduction and management tops women’s wish list for Duterte gov’t

    Improved education on disaster risk reduction and management tops women’s wish list for Duterte gov’t Filipino women and men call on the government to improve education, awareness-raising, and women’s participation in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management towards building resilient communities. This is based on the results of the “Agenda Ni Juana continue reading : Improved education on disaster risk reduction and management tops women’s wish list for Duterte gov’t
  • PCW pays tribute to former Commissioner, first Filipina chair of UN CSW

    PCW pays tribute to former Commissioner, first Filipina chair of UN CSW The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in celebrating the life of its former Commissioner and outstanding Filipina woman leader who has put the Philippines on the international map. On July 14, former Senator Helena Z Benitez succumbed to continue reading : PCW pays tribute to former Commissioner, first Filipina chair of UN CSW
  • PCW denounces victim blaming, shaming

    PCW denounces victim blaming, shaming The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces all forms of victim blaming and shaming as such act promotes the culture of misogyny that justifies and normalizes abuses against women. The PCW expresses its concern over the actions of the hosts of noontime show “Eat Bulaga” who hastily indicted and continue reading : PCW denounces victim blaming, shaming
  • GPH – UN Body Conclude Constructive Dialogue on the Implementation of International Women’s Human Rights Treaty

    GPH – UN Body Conclude Constructive Dialogue on the Implementation of International Women’s Human Rights Treaty The Philippine government presented its combined 7th and 8th periodic report at the 64th Session of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Geneva, Switzerland on July 5, 2016. The Committee oversees the continue reading : GPH – UN Body Conclude Constructive Dialogue on the Implementation of International Women’s Human Rights Treaty
  • Message of the outgoing Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women

    Message of the outgoing Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women When I was informed that President Aquino appointed me as Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in December 2010, I could not help saying “Wow! What an honor to be a ‘balikbayan’ to NCRFW, the former name of PCW when I resigned continue reading : Message of the outgoing Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women
  • PCW congratulates PH Ambassador Manalo’s win in UN CEDAW

    PCW congratulates PH Ambassador Manalo’s win in UN CEDAW The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work for the promotion, protection and fulfillment of women’s human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, congratulates Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo for winning a seat in the United Nation’s (UN) Committee on the Elimination continue reading : PCW congratulates PH Ambassador Manalo’s win in UN CEDAW
  • PCW, COA inks deal to improve audit of gender budget

    PCW, COA inks deal to improve audit of gender budget Another milestone in the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) is underway with the recent collaboration between the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on knowledge-sharing and capability development program on mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) concerns in continue reading : PCW, COA inks deal to improve audit of gender budget
  • PCW convenes 1st Gender and Development Resource Pool Assembly

    PCW convenes 1st Gender and Development Resource Pool Assembly Sixty-nine (69) PCW-certified Gender and Development(GAD) practitioners from all over the country participated in the 1stGAD Resource Pool Assembly convened by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on June 1-3, 2016 at Hotel H2O, Manila. The participants are members of the now 89-person group of individual continue reading : PCW convenes 1st Gender and Development Resource Pool Assembly
  • PCW, DDB’s campaign on domestic violence wins Tambuli Bronze Award

    PCW, DDB’s campaign on domestic violence wins Tambuli Bronze Award The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and DDB Group Philippines’s #KnockOutDomesticViolence Campaign bagged the 2016 Asia Pacific Tambuli Bronze Award for Integrated Media Category. The winning campaign shares the same spot with India’s “Track the Bite” Campaign, Philippine GMA Network’s “Share the Love” Campaign, Philippine Golden Arches continue reading : PCW, DDB’s campaign on domestic violence wins Tambuli Bronze Award
  • PCW congratulates newly-elected women leaders

    PCW congratulates newly-elected women leaders The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work for the promotion, protection and fulfillment of women’s human rights and gender equality and women’s empowerment, congratulates the women who braved the recent national and local elections and likewise dared to enter politics which is still viewed continue reading : PCW congratulates newly-elected women leaders
  • PCW Statement on the 79th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines

    PCW Statement on the 79th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines Practice Women’s Vote! The 79th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the country today comes very timely as the 2016 National Elections is fast approaching. As we cast our votes, let us give justice to the women and men who worked hard for women’s continue reading : PCW Statement on the 79th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines
  • Statement of MOVE-Aklan on Rape Jokes

    Statement of MOVE-Aklan on Rape Jokes MOVE AKLAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST RAPE Last year MOVE Aklan denounced the lewd performance of dancers in a political campaign in Laguna, again, the country is confronted with unconscionable realities that demean women brought about by machismo and the perpetuation of rape culture as manifested by recent treatment of continue reading : Statement of MOVE-Aklan on Rape Jokes
  • Rape is a heinous crime, not a laughing matter

    Rape is a heinous crime, not a laughing matter Rape is a gross violation of human rights and wholly not acceptable. No one, regardless of a person’s age, sex, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, race, social status, disability, or profession deserves to be raped. The Philippine National Police (PNP) records show that for continue reading : Rape is a heinous crime, not a laughing matter
  • More than 8,000 Juanas, Juan to ‘vote’ for priority women’s issues

    More than 8,000 Juanas, Juan to ‘vote’ for priority women’s issues With less than two months before the most anticipated 2016 National Elections, ‘Juanas’ and ‘Juans’ can already exercise their right to vote –not for qualified candidates but for women’s issues which should be prioritized by the next administration. About 8,000 participants from government agencies, continue reading : More than 8,000 Juanas, Juan to ‘vote’ for priority women’s issues
  • PCW-AECID presents gains, end results on implementing Magna Carta of Women in KP Fair

    PCW-AECID presents gains, end results on implementing Magna Carta of Women in KP Fair Local government units (LGUs) and national government agencies (NGAs) have seen improvement in implementing Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW). This is one of the many fruitful results of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Spanish continue reading : PCW-AECID presents gains, end results on implementing Magna Carta of Women in KP Fair
  • PCW GREAT Women Project 2 holds Market Match Forum

    PCW GREAT Women Project 2 holds Market Match Forum To help expand and develop new markets for women’s products, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) through the ECHOsi Foundation is organizing the GREAT Women Market Match Forum on March 11 at the Yuchengo Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. GREAT stands for Gender Responsive Economic Actions continue reading : PCW GREAT Women Project 2 holds Market Match Forum
  • PCW Statement on the 2016 International Women’s Day

    PCW Statement on the 2016 International Women’s Day Include Women in the Agenda! The only way to advance human condition is to ensure that no one is left behind—and this includes women and girls. As we celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work continue reading : PCW Statement on the 2016 International Women’s Day
  • 2016 National Women’s Month highlights state of women during Aquino gov’t and women’s agenda for next administration

    2016 National Women’s Month highlights state of women during Aquino gov’t and women’s agenda for next administration On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will present how the government, under the current administration fared in bridging the gender gap. “Estado ni Juana: The State continue reading : 2016 National Women’s Month highlights state of women during Aquino gov’t and women’s agenda for next administration
  • President Aquino joins Roster of UN’s Male Champions for Gender Equality

    President Aquino joins Roster of UN’s Male Champions for Gender Equality President Benigno S. Aquino III is now one of the 10 Head of State IMPACT Champions for the United Nations’ (UN) HeForShe Movement. IMPACT Champions are composed of Heads of States, Corporate Executives, and University Presidents from around the world who committed to make gender equality an continue reading : President Aquino joins Roster of UN’s Male Champions for Gender Equality
  • Call for Nominations for the Philippine Women’s Rights Representative to the ACWC

    Call for Nominations for the Philippine Women’s Rights 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 continue reading : Call for Nominations for the Philippine Women’s Rights Representative to the ACWC
  • Budget for free family planning commodities needed to aid poor women – PCW

    Budget for free family planning commodities needed to aid poor women – PCW The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) expresses concern over the reported removal of funding for purchase of contraceptives in the 2016 budget of the Department of Health (DOH). Section 10 of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act (RA 10354, RPRH Law) continue reading : Budget for free family planning commodities needed to aid poor women – PCW
  • PCW celebrates 41st year, aims expansion to better serve ‘Juanas’

    PCW celebrates 41st year, aims expansion to better serve ‘Juanas’ Coming from a fruitful and meaningful milestone year in 2015, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), on January 7, turns 41 with nothing but higher hopes and enthusiasm to better serve “Juanas” this 2016. In her opening address, PCW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa recounted continue reading : PCW celebrates 41st year, aims expansion to better serve ‘Juanas’
  • ‘CineJuana’ Film Festival caps 18-Day Campaign To End VAW

    ‘CineJuana’ Film Festival caps 18-Day Campaign To End VAW Believing that film is a powerful tool in shaping public perception and stand on various issues, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) launched the “CineJuana” – a film festival focusing on the issues of Violence Against Women (VAW). The three-day film festival, which commenced on December continue reading : ‘CineJuana’ Film Festival caps 18-Day Campaign To End VAW
  • El Gamma Penumbra performs vision of a VAW-free society

    El Gamma Penumbra performs vision of a VAW-free society “We can be violence free.” This is the message conveyed by shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra after performing a shadow dance to the song “Babae Bumangon Ka” during the kick-off activity of the 2015 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women dubbed as the “Assembly continue reading : El Gamma Penumbra performs vision of a VAW-free society
  • PCW Statement on the 2015 National Consciousness Day to End Violence Against Women

    PCW Statement on the 2015 National Consciousness Day to End Violence Against Women The 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) report says that one out of five women aged 15-49 suffered from physical violence in the Philippines. Six percent of them experienced sexual violence. Four percent reported violence even during pregnancy. Yet, only 30% continue reading : PCW Statement on the 2015 National Consciousness Day to End Violence Against Women
  • Gov’t agencies to account gains, reaffirm commitments on Anti-VAW efforts

    Gov’t agencies to account gains, reaffirm commitments on Anti-VAW efforts Government agencies, particularly those who have direct programs and services relative to Anti-Violence Against Women and Girls are set to account for progress and reaffirm their commitments in addressing the issue on November 25, 2015; 2:00 PM at the Aliw Theatre in Pasay City as continue reading : Gov’t agencies to account gains, reaffirm commitments on Anti-VAW efforts
  • PCW renews Partnership with SCGAD Region IV-A

    PCW renews Partnership with SCGAD Region IV-A After one year of successful engagement, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Sub-Committee on Gender and Development (SCGAD) IV-A renewed theirPartnership Agreement(PA) during the conduct of the 4th Quarter SCGAD Meeting on November 23, 2015 at Privato Hotel, Shaw Blvd., Pasig City. The partnership will help continue reading : PCW renews Partnership with SCGAD Region IV-A