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  • PH rises to 7th spot, still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap

    PH rises to 7th spot, still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap For nine straight years now, the Philippines once again bested other Asian countries in closing the global gender disparity, according to the 2015 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) Report released annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF). From 2014’s standing at 9th continue reading : PH rises to 7th spot, still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  • PH hosts 11th ACWC Meeting

    PH hosts 11th ACWC Meeting MANILA, 18 October 2015 – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) hosted the eleventh meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) at Dusit Hotel Manila in Makati City. The three-day meeting finalized the Regional Plan of Action (RPA) on continue reading : PH hosts 11th ACWC Meeting
  • Statement of MOVE-Aklan on Objectification of Women in Public Events

    Statement of MOVE-Aklan on Objectification of Women in Public Events End Objectification of Women and Raise the Level of Political Campaigns to Ensure Gender Equality and Equity Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere (MOVE)-Aklan denounces the lewd performance of dancers in an event of a political party in Laguna. Circulating online are videos showing continue reading : Statement of MOVE-Aklan on Objectification of Women in Public Events
  • PCW Statement on Lewd Dance Performance in LP Representative’s Event

    PCW Statement on Lewd Dance Performance in LP Representative’s Event The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) expresses alarm and grave concern over featuring women doing lewd dance performance on stage in an event attended by members of the Liberal Party (LP) in Laguna. Reports and online photos and videos of the incident have been circulating continue reading : PCW Statement on Lewd Dance Performance in LP Representative’s Event
  • PCW certifies 4th batch of GAD Resource (GR) Pool

    PCW certifies 4th batch of GAD Resource Pool Twenty-six individuals from national government agencies, local government units, academe, and civil society organizations were certified by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) as Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool members on September 24, 2015 in a ceremony held at the Oracle Hotel and Residences, Quezon City. continue reading : PCW certifies 4th batch of GAD Resource (GR) Pool
  • Women’s Economic Participation Bolstered with Health Toolkit Launch

    Women’s Economic Participation Bolstered with Health Toolkit Launch Issued by the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy Governments and businesses in the Asia-Pacific will now find it easier to introduce health policies that facilitate the participation of women in economies, opening the door to potentially significant improvements in social mobility and growth across continue reading : Women’s Economic Participation Bolstered with Health Toolkit Launch
  • PCW welcomes UN Under-Secretary-General’s visit to the PH

    PCW welcomes UN Under-Secretary-General’s visit to the PH The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warmly welcomes United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and her delegation on her first visit to the Philippines. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka embarks on a two-day visit continue reading : PCW welcomes UN Under-Secretary-General’s visit to the PH
  • APEC and the Philippines Unleashing the Economic Power of Women through Better Health

    APEC and the Philippines Unleashing the Economic Power of Women through Better Health 865 million women in the world have the potential to contribute more fully to their economies. However, health barriers bar them from entering, remaining and rising in the workforce. In view of this, the Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Policy Toolkit is being continue reading : APEC and the Philippines Unleashing the Economic Power of Women through Better Health
  • APEC and the Philippines Unleashing the Economic Power of Women through Better Health

    APEC and the Philippines Unleashing the Economic Power of Women through Better Health 865 million women in the world have the potential to contribute more fully to their economies. However, health barriers bar them from entering, remaining and rising in the workforce. In view of this, the Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Policy Toolkit is being continue reading : APEC and the Philippines Unleashing the Economic Power of Women through Better Health
  • APEC 2015: Inclusive growth is impossible without the economic empowerment of women

    APEC 2015: Inclusive growth is impossible without the economic empowerment of women From APEC Women and the Economy Research has shown that increasing the participation of women in the economy will enhance growth in economies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. That is why the important role of women as prime movers of inclusive growth will be continue reading : APEC 2015: Inclusive growth is impossible without the economic empowerment of women
  • PCW Statement on the 2015 World Breastfeeding Awareness Month

    PCW Statement on the 2015 World Breastfeeding Awareness Month Towards a ‘Breastfeeding Nation’ As we join the entire global community in observing the International Breastfeeding Awareness Month this August, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) echoes the need of converging public and private sector efforts to espouse support for breastfeeding. The 2013 National Demographic and continue reading : PCW Statement on the 2015 World Breastfeeding Awareness Month
  • PH, Canadian governments launch P320-M Project for Women’s Economic Empowerment

    PH, Canadian governments launch P320-M Project for Women’s Economic Empowerment Approximately 12,000 owner-entrepreneurs and workers of microenterprises can look forward to more competitive businesses and better lives with the launching of the GREAT Women-2 or the Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in the Philippines Project. On June 25, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and continue reading : PH, Canadian governments launch P320-M Project for Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • PCW pays tribute to first woman NASA Missions Operations Manager

    PCW pays tribute to first woman NASA Missions Operations Manager The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in remembering the life and works of Filipina physicist Angelita Castro-Kelly, the first woman to hold the position of Mission Operations Manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The multi-awarded Pinay succumbed continue reading : PCW pays tribute to first woman NASA Missions Operations Manager
  • Former Senator Shahani receives recognition from Lower House, Senate

    Former Senator Shahani receives recognition from Lower House, Senate Former Senator and women’s rights champion Dr. Leticia Ramos-Shahani has been recognized by both houses of the Congress for her invaluable contributions in shaping women’s agenda. On June 9, the House of Representatives adopted House Bill No. 2007, sponsored by Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica, to commend continue reading : Former Senator Shahani receives recognition from Lower House, Senate
  • PCW Statement on the 2015 International Day of Action for Women’s Health

    PCW Statement on the 2015 International Day of Action for Women’s Health The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly believes that holistic, comprehensive and gender-responsive healthcare services for women and girls can only be achieved through the collaboration of public and private health service providers in the country. As the Commission calls the state-run health continue reading : PCW Statement on the 2015 International Day of Action for Women’s Health
  • PCW slams sexist bikini image in a major daily

    PCW slams sexist bikini image in a major daily The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s policymaking and oversight agency for gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Office of the President, slams the sexist portrayal of Ms Bikini in the May 23, 2015 front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of the continue reading : PCW slams sexist bikini image in a major daily
  • DDB Group Philippines, PCW shine the spotlight on the ‘bigger fight’ in society: Violence Against Women

    DDB Group Philippines, PCW shine the spotlight on the ‘bigger fight’ in society: Violence Against Women As the world awaits the “Fight of the Century” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., advocates of Anti-Violence Against Women (VAW) wish to bring to light the “bigger fight” that is happening almost every day in Filipino homes continue reading : DDB Group Philippines, PCW shine the spotlight on the ‘bigger fight’ in society: Violence Against Women
  • PCW Statement on the 78th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines

    PCW Statement on the 78th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines As we commemorate the 78th anniversary of the special plebiscite that gave Filipino women their right to vote, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) enjoins all women to have a meaningful participation in the electoral process as voters and candidates. Extending the right continue reading : PCW Statement on the 78th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the Philippines
  • Davao City, Quezon, Iloilo and Aklan joins PCW roster of Local Learning Hubs for GAD

    Davao City, Quezon, Iloilo and Aklan joins PCW roster of Local Learning Hubs for GAD More options are now available for Local Government Units (LGUs) and other institutions who wish to learn how gender-responsive local governance is done. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) conferred the Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hub (LLH) certification continue reading : Davao City, Quezon, Iloilo and Aklan joins PCW roster of Local Learning Hubs for GAD
  • Call for applications on the 4th Batch of the GAD Resource Pool

    Call for applications on the 4th Batch of the GAD Resource Pool The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is now accepting applications for the fourth batch of the National GAD Resource Pool. Interested individuals must submit duly filled-out Profile Form (Form A) and Training Needs Assessment Form (Form B) which can be downloaded from the continue reading : Call for applications on the 4th Batch of the GAD Resource Pool
  • PCW welcomes law decriminalizing premature marriage

    PCW welcomes law decriminalizing premature marriage The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes the approval of the law abolishing the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it illegal for a woman to marry within certain conditions after the death of her husband or annulment of marriage. On March 13, 2015, President Benigno S. Aquino III continue reading : PCW welcomes law decriminalizing premature marriage
  • MGEC names first GADtimpala for Media Awardees

    MGEC names first GADtimpala for Media Awardees The Gender Equality Committee for Media (MGEC) has named the first GADtimpala for Media Awardees or the most-outstanding media organizations which demonstrated gender balance in various fields. During the culminating activities of the 2015 National Women’s Month Celebration on March 26 at the GSIS Theatre in Pasay City, continue reading : MGEC names first GADtimpala for Media Awardees
  • PCW certifies Naga City as GAD Local Learning Hub

    PCW certifies Naga City as GAD Local Learning Hub The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has certified Naga City as a Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hubduring the City’s week long celebration of National Women’s Month on March 13 at the Plaza Rizal. Naga City was recognized by the Commission for providing multi-sectoral and continue reading : PCW certifies Naga City as GAD Local Learning Hub
  • PCW seals Partnership with DILG XII to localize MCW

    PCW seals Partnership with DILG XII to localize MCW The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 12 signed a Partnership Agreement during the conduct of the “Capability Building for DILG Region 12 GAD Focal Point System on the Development and Review of the Local Government continue reading : PCW seals Partnership with DILG XII to localize MCW
  • Juanas, Juans gear for National Women’s Day simultaneous street dance

    Juanas, Juans gear for National Women’s Day simultaneous street dance More than 15,000 individuals nationwide are gearing to celebrate the 2015 International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. The Philippine celebration of the IWD or the 2015 National Women’s Month (NWM) kicks off with a nationwide simultaneous street dance, to echo a united voice and continue reading : Juanas, Juans gear for National Women’s Day simultaneous street dance
  • PCW receives Hildegarde Award

    PCW receives Hildegarde Award The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one of the three recipients of the 9th St. Hildegarde Award for Outstanding Achievements in Development Communication. PCW was chosen by the students of St. Scholastica’s College (SSC) Mass Communication Department for spearheading the conduct of the 2014 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against continue reading : PCW receives Hildegarde Award
  • PCW, GSIS launch photo contest for 2015 Women’s Month celebration

    PCW, GSIS launch photo contest for 2015 Women’s Month celebration The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), launched a nationwide photo contest as part of its calendar activities for the upcoming National Women’s Month Celebration. The 2015 Women’s Month Photo Contest aims to capture the essential representation continue reading : PCW, GSIS launch photo contest for 2015 Women’s Month celebration
  • Philippine Candidature to the UN CEDAW

    Philippine Candidature to the UN CEDAW The Philippine Commission on Women, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC) is pleased to invite government, women’s groups, and civil society organizations to submit nominations for the Philippine candidature to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of continue reading : Philippine Candidature to the UN CEDAW
  • MGEC launches search for most gender-fair media

    MGEC launches search for most gender-fair media To give due recognition to gender-fair practices in Movie, Print and Broadcast Media, the Media Gender Equality Committee (MGEC) has launched a nationwide search for recipients of the GAD Transformation and Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Agenda, Linkages and Advocacies (GADtimpala) Awards. The GADtimpala Awards is an incentive continue reading : MGEC launches search for most gender-fair media
  • Philippines sets world record on largest woman symbol formation

    Philippines sets world record on largest woman symbol formation The Philippines is now the official holder of the largest woman symbol formation, according to the Guinness World Records (GWR). During the Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) 40th founding anniversary on January 7 at Kalayaan Hall in Malacañan, Manila, PCW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa broke the continue reading : Philippines sets world record on largest woman symbol formation
  • Baguio High School student wins 1st prize in end VAW poster-making contest

    Baguio High School student wins 1st prize in end VAW poster-making contest A Fourth Year high school student of Baguio City National High school won the first prize in the 2014 End Violence Against Women (VAW) poster-making contest organized by Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). A total of 112 entries nationwide were received by PCW. continue reading : Baguio High School student wins 1st prize in end VAW poster-making contest
  • Aklan Province awards the first Governor’s Search for the Best Barangay VAW Desk

    Aklan Province awards the first Governor’s Search for the Best Barangay VAW Desk Aklan Province–The Provincial Government of Aklan awarded winners of the first Governor’s Search for Best Barangay Violence Against Women (VAW) and Children Desk. The 2014 Governor’s Search for Best Barangay VAW Desk winners were Brgy. Pook, Kalibo (1st Place); Brgy. Banay-banay (2nd continue reading : Aklan Province awards the first Governor’s Search for the Best Barangay VAW Desk
  • Aklan Provincial Women’s Congress launched

    Aklan Provincial Women’s Congress launched Aklan Province—The Aklan Gender and Development Commission (AGADC), in partnership with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of the Aklan Province and the Philippine Commission on Women-AECID Magna Carta of Women Project (PCW-AECID MCW Project), launched the first Provincial Women’s Congress in Aklan, that aims to organize the Provincial continue reading : Aklan Provincial Women’s Congress launched
  • GAD Focal Persons Set Convergence Meeting

    GAD Focal Persons Set Convergence Meeting Iloilo–GAD focal persons of Iloilo and partner municipalities of Anilao and Oton held a core group meeting in 2014 to set strategic approaches in the development and implementation of convergence models for women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and violence against women (VAW). These partners are bent on creating a convergence continue reading : GAD Focal Persons Set Convergence Meeting
  • Oton Forum Initiates a Convergence of Services for Women

    Oton Forum Initiates a Convergence of Services for Women Oton, Iloilo–A Women’s Forum, organized by the municipal government of Oton last August 2014, surfaced gender, enterprise and women’s human rights issues that shall be addressed by a convergence of national and local government partners. Among major issues on women’s human rights discussed were social protection continue reading : Oton Forum Initiates a Convergence of Services for Women
  • Anilao LGU Enrols Women in Social Insurance Initiative

    Anilao LGU Enrols Women in Social Insurance Initiative Anilao, Iloilo–The Anilao municipal local government in Iloilo Province facilitated the enrolment of 50 women microentrepreneurs within the Social Security System (SSS) program. Enrolment of informal sector women assures social protection and social benefits for women and their families. Anilao’s GAD Focal Point System, led by Mayor continue reading : Anilao LGU Enrols Women in Social Insurance Initiative
  • DAR Aklan Campaigns to end VAW in Agrarian Reform Communities

    DAR Aklan Campaigns to end VAW in Agrarian Reform Communities The Department of Agrarian Reform in Aklan through its GAD Focal Point System continues to implement programs and activities in response to its mandates under CARPER (RA 9700) and the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710). Ma. Teresa C. Valencia, GAD FPS Chair and PARO continue reading : DAR Aklan Campaigns to end VAW in Agrarian Reform Communities
  • Caraga Region strengthens GAD Focal Point Systems

    Caraga Region strengthens GAD Focal Point Systems xButuan City, Caraga Region–In partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women, the Regional Development Council-Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (RDC-GADCC), chaired by Atty. Marilyn M. Pintor, spearheaded the first Caraga GAD Focal Point System Assembly last November 26-27, 2014 in Butuan City. The assembly was attended by various continue reading : Caraga Region strengthens GAD Focal Point Systems
  • PH, Canada forge another partnership for women economic empowerment

    PH, Canada forge another partnership for women economic empowerment The Philippine government and the government of Canada have strengthened their ties yet again, aiming to create more enabling environments for women economic empowerment (WEE). On November 26 at the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Executive Lounge in Pasig City, Canada Ambassador to the Philippines H. continue reading : PH, Canada forge another partnership for women economic empowerment
  • Belmonte highlights indispensable role of women in national development

    Belmonte highlights indispensable role of women in national development Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., today underscored the indispensable role of Filipino Women in the nation’s march towards inclusive socio-economic development and political stability. Hon. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.The House leader stressed this point in a speech, read in his behalf by Deputy Speaker Henedina R. Abad, welcoming continue reading : Belmonte highlights indispensable role of women in national development