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  • More than 7,600 Juanas and Juans walk to end Violence Against Women

    More than 7,600 Juanas and Juans walk to end Violence Against Women An estimated 7,656 individuals from various sectors walked along the circumference of the herstoric Quezon Memorial Circle in Elliptical Road, Quezon City, early morning of November 25, aiming to echo a united voice in ending Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC). Dubbed as continue reading : More than 7,600 Juanas and Juans walk to end Violence Against Women
  • Mensahe ng Philippine Commission on Women ukol sa National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children

    Mensahe ng Philippine Commission on Women ukol sa National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children Patuloy ang pagsisikap ng pamahalaan na maitaguyod ang mga serbisyong nagbibigay-proteksyon, lunas at katarungan sa mga kababaihang nakakaranas ng karahasan. Nagkakaisa ang gobyerno, akademiya, mga organisadong grupo ng kababaihan, maging ang ilang pribadong sektor sa continue reading : Mensahe ng Philippine Commission on Women ukol sa National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children
  • PCW, QC forge partnership for the 2014 Walk To End VAW

    PCW, QC forge partnership for the 2014 Walk To End VAW The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Quezon City government forged another partnership for the upcoming “2014 Walk to End Violence against Women (VAW)” on November 25 at Quezon City Memorial Circle (QMMC). Said activity marks the beginning of the annual observance of continue reading : PCW, QC forge partnership for the 2014 Walk To End VAW
  • PCW, HOR to hold legislators’ forum on gender-responsive legislation

    PCW, HOR to hold legislators’ forum on gender-responsive legislation Recognizing the important roles of legislators in formulating laws and prioritizing measures that will address prevailing gender issues, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with the House of Representatives (HOR) Committee on Women and Gender Equality (CWGE) will hold a legislators’ forum on November continue reading : PCW, HOR to hold legislators’ forum on gender-responsive legislation
  • Albay strengthens viability of women-led enterprises

    Albay strengthens viability of women-led enterprises Legazpi City, Albay Province — Strengthening the viability of existing and planned women-led enterprises, the Albay Gender and Development (GAD) Office held a two-day training workshop on Gender Responsive-Value Chain Analysis (GR-VCA) for women microentrepreneurs last August 2014 in Legazpi City. The Albay Gender and Development (GAD) Office coordinated continue reading : Albay strengthens viability of women-led enterprises
  • Albay disaster risk reduction plans made gender-responsive

    Albay disaster risk reduction plans made gender-responsive Albay Province — Considered as one of the country’s models for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), the DRRM program will once again raise the bar for programs of its kind. Members of the Technical Working Group of the Provincial Gender and Development (GAD) Office conducted a technical continue reading : Albay disaster risk reduction plans made gender-responsive
  • Best Barangay VAWC Desk Underscore AKLAN’s 18-day Campaign to End VAW

    Best Barangay VAWC Desk Underscore AKLAN’s 18-day Campaign to End VAW The Aklan Gender and Development Commission chaired by Governor Florencio Miraflores affirms its commitment to end violence against women and children (VAWC) in this province through adherence to activities of the annual 18 day Campaign to End VAW. For the past years, series of continue reading : Best Barangay VAWC Desk Underscore AKLAN’s 18-day Campaign to End VAW
  • Surigao Del Norte conducts planning workshop for mainstreaming gender

    Surigao Del Norte conducts planning workshop for mainstreaming gender Surigao del Norte–Seven local government units (LGUs) of Surigao del Norte jointly held the Training and Planning Workshop for Mainstreaming Gender and Development in Programs, Projects and Activities’ (PPA) Monitoring and Evaluation at Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte last October 22-23, 2014. Among participating municipalities were continue reading : Surigao Del Norte conducts planning workshop for mainstreaming gender
  • Advisory: Postponement of the Governor’s GAD Summit

    Advisory: Postponement of the Governor’s GAD Summit TO: All Provincial Governors FROM: Philippine Commission on Women SUBJECT: Postponement of the Governors’ Gender and Development (GAD) Summit scheduled on November 20, 2013 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila DATE: November 15, 2013 Upon the recommendation of the League of the Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) continue reading : Advisory: Postponement of the Governor’s GAD Summit
  • Albay expects new gender-responsive projects in 2015

    Albay expects new gender-responsive projects in 2015 Legazpi City, Albay Province — The Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (FPS) is extending various capacity development and other inputs to encourage offices and departments of the Provincial Government of Albay to submit more gender-responsive project proposals for the 2015 continue reading : Albay expects new gender-responsive projects in 2015
  • Gender sensitivity training for Malungon Cooperative

    Gender sensitivity training for Malungon Cooperative Malungon, Sarangani–The Vice-Governor’s Office, together with the Philippine Commission on Women-AECID Magna Carta of Women Project local area coordinator Juvilyn Salazar, conducted a gender sensitivity training (GST++) with members of Banate Samahang Nayon Producers’ Cooperative last July 2014. The gender sensitivity training (GST++) elevated the cooperative’s level of awareness continue reading : Gender sensitivity training for Malungon Cooperative
  • Philippines is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap

    Philippines is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap The Philippines maintains its position as the Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity, according to the Global Gender Gap 2014 report of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Although short with just 0.02 points from last year’s standing, the country garnered 0.781 points, making continue reading : Philippines is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  • Mainit and Sison LGUs Conduct Gender-Responsive Value Chain Analysis

    Mainit and Sison LGUs Conduct Gender-Responsive Value Chain Analysis Mainit, Surigao del Norte–Local governments of Surigao del Norte municipalities of Mainit and Sison jointly conducted a three-day Gender Responsive Value Chain Analysis (GR-VCA) of women-led enterprises last October 2014 in Mainit. GR-VCA is a specific capacity development intervention by the Philippine Commission on Women-AECID MCW continue reading : Mainit and Sison LGUs Conduct Gender-Responsive Value Chain Analysis
  • SM malls vow to become more gender sensitive after the ‘rape’ shirt incident

    SM malls vow to become more gender sensitive after the ‘rape’ shirt incident The management of a local retailing store expressed its commitment to become more gender sensitive following the recent selling of T-shirts promoting rape. In a letter addressed to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) dated October 14, Quennie Cua, Vice President for continue reading : SM malls vow to become more gender sensitive after the ‘rape’ shirt incident
  • PCW condemns gender-based violence, seeks justice for Laude’s death

    PCW condemns gender-based violence, seeks justice for Laude’s death The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) denounces the brutal killing of a transgender Pinay in Olongapo City on October 11. No one deserves to die in such tragic and violent way, most especially, no one deserves to be violated, harassed, and murdered for being lesbian, gay, continue reading : PCW condemns gender-based violence, seeks justice for Laude’s death
  • PCW, OPAPP issue new policy document in addressing women’s concerns in conflict, post-conflict areas

    PCW, OPAPP issue new policy document in addressing women’s concerns in conflict, post-conflict areas Women’s vulnerabilities, needs and concerns in conflict and post-conflict areas will soon be fully integrated across all implementing agencies and partners of the government following the signing of a policy document between the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Office continue reading : PCW, OPAPP issue new policy document in addressing women’s concerns in conflict, post-conflict areas
  • GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum for National Agencies, Attached Offices, Bureaus and GOCCs

    GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum for National Agencies, Attached Offices, Bureaus and GOCCs The Philippine Commission on Women, in partnership with the Commission on Audit, will convene the Third GAD Budget Forum (GBF) to be held on October 9 and 10, 2014 at the PDC Auditorium located on the 3rd Floor, Commission on Audit (COA) Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. The continue reading : GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum for National Agencies, Attached Offices, Bureaus and GOCCs
  • PCW, COA conducted Third GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum

    PCW, COA conducted Third GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum A total of 414 participants from different national government agencies, attached offices, bureaus and GOCCs attended the Third GAD Planning and Budgeting (GPB) Forum, organized by Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with Commission on Audit (COA), last October 9 and 10, 2014 at Professional continue reading : PCW, COA conducted Third GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum
  • MOVE Statement on The Naked Truth Fashion Show and Rape T-Shirt

    MOVE Statement on The Naked Truth Fashion Show and Rape T-Shirt STATEMENT OF INDIGNATION The Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere, Inc. –Aklan raises its strongest condemnation to the incessant and sustained commodification of women in our country. The most recent is the just concluded fashion show of BENCH products, especially the perverted segment continue reading : MOVE Statement on The Naked Truth Fashion Show and Rape T-Shirt
  • MOA localizing MCW signed

    MOA localizing MCW signed Butuan City–The Philippine Commission on Women signed a memorandum of agreement, formalizing its partnership with the Regional Development Council and the Gender and Development (GAD) Council of Caraga Region on the Magna Carta of Women localization. The signing was held last September 24 in Butuan City. Hon. Sol F. Matugas, the continue reading : MOA localizing MCW signed
  • 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