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  • PCW to name the most gender-responsive agency on Women’s Month

    PCW to name the most gender-responsive agency on Women’s Month The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is set to announce the country’s first most gender-responsive government agency on March 28, 2014. The PCW has shortlisted Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Technical continue reading : PCW to name the most gender-responsive agency on Women’s Month
  • More than 10k participants celebrate ‘Juana’s’ resilience, strength

    More than 10k participants celebrate ‘Juana’s’ resilience, strength A total of 10,168 participants from government agencies, non-government organizations, state colleges and universities and other civil society groups converged on March 8 to celebrate the International Women’s Day at Quirino Grandstand in Manila. The gathering, dubbed as the “Sulong Juana! Human Woman Symbol Formation” and led continue reading : More than 10k participants celebrate ‘Juana’s’ resilience, strength
  • PCW Statement for the 2014 Women’s Month Celebration

    PCW Statement for the 2014 Women’s Month Celebration “Juana, ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong!” Kaisa ng buong mundo sa pagdiriwang ng International Women’s Day, binibigyang-pugay ng Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) ang mga kababaihan na nagpakita ng katatagan at lakas sa nagdaan at mapanghamong taon. Pinatunayan ng paghagupit ng Bagyong continue reading : PCW Statement for the 2014 Women’s Month Celebration
  • OP joins the nation in celebrating 2014 Women’s Month

    OP joins the nation in celebrating 2014 Women’s Month Officials and employees of the Office of the President (OP) join the nation in celebrating the National Women’s Month. During the flag raising ceremony at the Mabini Grounds in Malacanang, Manila on March 3, President Benigno S. Aquino III, through Deputy Executive Secretary for Finance and continue reading : OP joins the nation in celebrating 2014 Women’s Month
  • Magna Carta of Women mobile app set to launch on Women’s Month

    Magna Carta of Women mobile app set to launch on Women’s Month Provisions of the comprehensive women’s human rights law will soon be a fingertip away as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is set to launch a mobile application, just in time for the Women’s Month. In December 2013, the PCW launched a contest continue reading : Magna Carta of Women mobile app set to launch on Women’s Month
  • PCW, PCOO to hold learning session on gender fair media

    PCW, PCOO to hold learning session on gender fair media In fulfilling its commitment to fully mainstream the guidelines for gender fair media, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has partnered with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) to hold a one-day learning session for media practitioners on March 3 at Mabini Social Hall in Malacanang, continue reading : PCW, PCOO to hold learning session on gender fair media
  • One Billion Rising For Justice: Aklan Province

    One Billion Rising For Justice: Aklan Province Province of Aklan: On February 14, 2014, at 2:00 PM, the Province of Aklan will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE. The campaign is a recognition that violence against women cannot end without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the continue reading : One Billion Rising For Justice: Aklan Province
  • PCW-AECID visits Alabel, Sarangani

    PCW-AECID visits Alabel, Sarangani Ms. Lorena Yunque, Project Manager of PCW-AECID Project, together with Ms. Lerma Wabinga, Project Focal Person of LGU Alabel, discussing the PCW-AECID Project during her courtesy call to Mayor Corazon Sunga Grafilo of LGU Alabel, Sarangani last January 23, 2014.
  • Pledge of Partnership on the Seal of Good Local Governance

    Pledge of Partnership on the Seal of Good Local Governance Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios I. Rikken signed the Pledge of Partnership on the Seal of Good Local Governance on January 15, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center. The Pledge of Partnership, initiated by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), continue reading : Pledge of Partnership on the Seal of Good Local Governance
  • PCW launches film making contest for 2014 Women’s Month

    PCW launches film making contest for 2014 Women’s Month College students across the country may now get the chance to showcase their artistry and creativity as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) launched a film making contest in line with the upcoming Women’s Month Celebration. The short film-making contest, which runs from January 10 to continue reading : PCW launches film making contest for 2014 Women’s Month
  • UN General Assembly adopts PH-sponsored resolutions on violence against women migrant workers

    UN General Assembly adopts PH-sponsored resolutions on violence against women migrant workers The United Nations General Assembly recognized the need to further protect and uphold the rights of women migrant workers including their children by adopting a resolution sponsored by the Philippines and Indonesia on December 18. “It then turned to the Third Committee’s report continue reading : UN General Assembly adopts PH-sponsored resolutions on violence against women migrant workers
  • QC high school tops ‘End VAW’ poster-making contest

    QC high school tops ‘End VAW’ poster-making contest A junior high school student from Jose P. Laurel Sr. High School in Quezon City bagged the top prize in this year’s 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW) Poster-Making Contest, besting other 30 schools in Metro Manila. In an interview with Philippine Commission on Women continue reading : QC high school tops ‘End VAW’ poster-making contest
  • PCW statement on the 2013 18-day Campaign To End VAW

    PCW statement on the 2013 18-day Campaign To End VAW “End VAW Now! It’s Our Duty!” “Ang karahasan sa kababaihan at batang babae ay isang paglabag sa karapatang pantao. Ito ay karahasan sa pamilya, sa lipunan, sa bayan at sa sangkatauhan. Ito ay isang pagtangka sa pandaigdigang kapayapaan at seguridad…Panahon na ng krisis at nangangailangan continue reading : PCW statement on the 2013 18-day Campaign To End VAW
  • PCW calls for increased protection of women in typhoon-hit areas, advocates ‘women-friendly spaces’

    PCW calls for increased protection of women in typhoon-hit areas, advocates ‘women-friendly spaces’ The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) raises its concern over the incidents of rape, prostitution, and other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse in disaster areas in the country. While we enjoin the Filipino nation in responding to the basic needs of continue reading : PCW calls for increased protection of women in typhoon-hit areas, advocates ‘women-friendly spaces’
  • 18-day Campaign to End VAW calls for accountability, increased commitment of duty-bearers

    18-day Campaign to End VAW calls for accountability, increased commitment of duty-bearers Increased commitment and accountability of duty-bearers. This is what the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) aims to emphasize this year. The nationwide campaign, which is being observed from November 25 to December 12, carries the theme “End VAW Now! It’s continue reading : 18-day Campaign to End VAW calls for accountability, increased commitment of duty-bearers
  • PCW to conduct GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum for government agencies

    PCW to conduct GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum for government agencies The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will hold a two day back-to-back Gender and Development (GAD) Planning and Budgeting Forum on November 7 and 8 at the Professional Development Center Auditorium, Commission on Audit in Quezon City. The primary objective of the GPB forum continue reading : PCW to conduct GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum for government agencies
  • Philippines is Asia’s best performer in closing gender gap, ranks 5th in the world

    Philippines is Asia’s best performer in closing gender gap, ranks 5th in the world The Philippines is Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity this year, according to the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report. Previously in eighth position, the Philippines has climbed to fifth spot besting other Asian and non-Asian countries. Iceland remains at continue reading : Philippines is Asia’s best performer in closing gender gap, ranks 5th in the world
  • Philippines is Asia’s best performer in closing gender gap, ranks 5th in the world

    Philippines is Asia’s best performer in closing gender gap, ranks 5th in the world The Philippines is Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity this year, according to the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report. Previously in eighth position, the Philippines has climbed to fifth spot besting other Asian and non-Asian countries. Iceland remains at continue reading : Philippines is Asia’s best performer in closing gender gap, ranks 5th in the world
  • PCW launches poster-making contest for 18-day campaign to end VAW

    PCW launches poster-making contest for 18-day campaign to end VAW The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is inviting high school students to join a poster-making contest which aims to raise awareness on Violence Against Women (VAW). The contest, which runs from October 21 to November 21, 2013, is open to both public and private high continue reading : PCW launches poster-making contest for 18-day campaign to end VAW
  • Accounting and Business Finance Functions Made Easy for Women Entrepreneurs of Aklan

    Accounting and Business Finance Functions Made Easy for Women Entrepreneurs of Aklan Thirty-nine women entrepreneurs from Aklan, together with Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) survivors, attended the two-day business clinic held at Aklan Tourism and Training Center on October 11-12, 2013. Mr. Raymond Abrea, founding president of the Center for Strategic Reform of the continue reading : Accounting and Business Finance Functions Made Easy for Women Entrepreneurs of Aklan
  • PCW pilots Iloilo for GMMS

    PCW pilots Iloilo for GMMS Recognizing the progress of the programs being implemented by the Iloilo provincial government on Gender and Development (GAD), and as partner in the implementation of PCW-AECID project, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) identified five Local Government Units (LGUs) from the province of Iloilo as pilot areas for its Gender continue reading : PCW pilots Iloilo for GMMS
  • Roll-Out Training in the Localization of Magna Carta of Women in Aklan Held to Ensure Gender-Responsive Governance

    Roll-Out Training in the Localization of Magna Carta of Women in Aklan Held to Ensure Gender-Responsive Governance Nineteen municipal local government operations officers (MLGOOs), together with seven representatives from Negros Oriental and three representatives from Northern Samar, attended the Roll-out in the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women which was held on October 15-17 continue reading : Roll-Out Training in the Localization of Magna Carta of Women in Aklan Held to Ensure Gender-Responsive Governance
  • Malinao elects local women’s council officers

    Malinao elects local women’s council officers Malinao, Aklan Province–The municipality of Malinao facilitated the conduct of an election for a new set of Local Council of Women officers for 2013-2014. Elections were held at the Municipal Hall last September 2013, upon the reorganization of a GAD Focal Point System. The Local Council of Women is continue reading : Malinao elects local women’s council officers
  • Malinao reorganizes its GAD Focal Point System

    Malinao reorganizes its GAD Focal Point System Malinao, Aklan–The municipality of Malinao led the reorganization of the municipal GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) last September 2013. Creation and strengthening of the GAD Focal Point System is an institutional mechanism to implement the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), specified within the Joint Memorandum Circular 2013–otherwise known continue reading : Malinao reorganizes its GAD Focal Point System
  • Aklan RGADC sponsors study visit of women entrepreneurs

    Aklan RGADC sponsors study visit of women entrepreneurs Iloilo Province–Aklanon women microentrepreneurs with women survivors of violence from Aklan, participated in a study visit to Oton and Pavia, Iloilo, sponsored by the Regional Gender Resource Center (RGADC) of Western Visayas for the 2013 celebration of the 18- Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and continue reading : Aklan RGADC sponsors study visit of women entrepreneurs
  • GREAT Women Project Recognition and Citations to NGA, LGU and WME Partners

    GREAT Women Project Recognition and Citations to NGA, LGU and WME Partners Cognizant of the exemplary contribution and commitment to Gender and Development and Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Philippine Commission on Women and the Government of Canada showed their appreciation by awarding special recognitions and citations to national government agencies and local government unit partners continue reading : GREAT Women Project Recognition and Citations to NGA, LGU and WME Partners
  • PCW-GREAT Women Project joins delegation in Asia-Pacific Women and Economy Forum

    PCW-GREAT Women Project joins delegation in Asia-Pacific Women and Economy Forum The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project officials, together with Department of Trade and Industry, Women’s Business Council of the Philippines, ECHOSI Foundation and leading women entrepreneurs, formed the Philippine delegation to the 2013 Ministerial Meeting on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Women continue reading : PCW-GREAT Women Project joins delegation in Asia-Pacific Women and Economy Forum
  • Philippines prepares to host Asia-Pacific Women and Economy Summit in 2015

    Philippines prepares to host Asia-Pacific Women and Economy Summit in 2015 In 1996, The Women Leaders Network (WLN) of APEC was founded in Manila, Philippines, as an informal, dynamic network which brings together women leaders from all sectors, public, private, academia, civil society, indigenous, rural and women in technology, to provide policy recommendations to APEC continue reading : Philippines prepares to host Asia-Pacific Women and Economy Summit in 2015
  • Philippines and Canada Hold Bilateral Ministers’ Meeting on Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Philippines and Canada Hold Bilateral Ministers’ Meeting on Women’s Economic Empowerment Last September 7, Canada-Philippines bilateral ministers’ meeting, where PCW Chairperson Remedios Rikken presented the Philippine Experience in Empowering Women Small and Medium Enterprises with the GREAT Women Project being the banner program. They were joined by GREAT Women Project Manager Luvy Villanueva, Department of continue reading : Philippines and Canada Hold Bilateral Ministers’ Meeting on Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • PCW launches GADtimpala 2013

    PCW launches GADtimpala 2013 The search is on for the most outstanding gender-responsive government agency at the national level as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) launches the first “GADtimpala Awards.” “GADtimpala 2013” aims to recognize the outstanding achievement or performance of government agencies in upholding the rights of women through mainstreaming gender equality and continue reading : PCW launches GADtimpala 2013
  • GREAT Women Project represents Philippines in global launch of knowledge gateway for WEE

    GREAT Women Project represents Philippines in global launch of knowledge gateway for WEE GREAT Women Project Manager Luzviminda Villanueva of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) represented the Philippines in the global launch of an online platform and knowledge gateway for advancing women’s economic empowerment, during a side event of the 68th UN General Assembly continue reading : GREAT Women Project represents Philippines in global launch of knowledge gateway for WEE
  • Muslim women are now free to wear ‘hijabs’ in schools, gov’t institutions – CHR

    Muslim women are now free to wear ‘hijabs’ in schools, gov’t institutions – CHR The alleged discrimination against Muslim women is nearly over as the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has issued an advisory allowing them to wear headscarves in schools, universities and other learning institutions. In the CHR Advisory number 2013-002 issued on August continue reading : Muslim women are now free to wear ‘hijabs’ in schools, gov’t institutions – CHR
  • GREAT Women Project Hosts National Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment

    GREAT Women Project Hosts National Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is hosting the National Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Forum on September 19-20 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel in Ortigas, Quezon City. The National WEE Forum is a two-day activity showcasing the results and outcomes of the Gender continue reading : GREAT Women Project Hosts National Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • PCW presents WPLA for the 16th Congress

    PCW presents WPLA for the 16th Congress The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency for women empowerment and gender equality, presented the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 16th Congress on September 11 at the Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City. PCW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa discussed the priority legislative measures that continue reading : PCW presents WPLA for the 16th Congress
  • PCW trains first batch of CHED Technical Advisers on GAD

    PCW trains first batch of CHED Technical Advisers on GAD The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will soon be equipped with Gender and Development (GAD) experts through series of training conducted by the lead agency for women. Spearheaded by the Technical Services Division (TSD), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) honed 22 CHED and Gender continue reading : PCW trains first batch of CHED Technical Advisers on GAD
  • PCW to present WPLA for the 16th Congress

    PCW to present WPLA for the 16th Congress The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency for women’s empowerment and gender equality is set to present the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 16th Congress, on September 11, 2013 at the Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City. The WPLA seeks to repeal discriminatory continue reading : PCW to present WPLA for the 16th Congress
  • LCEs and lawmakers pledge full support on gender equality

    LCEs and lawmakers pledge full support on gender equality LCEs and lawmakers commit their full support on women empowerment and gender equality during the first Executive Session on Gender and Development on August 27, 2013 at La Breza Hotel, Quezon City. (Left to right:Jenny Elmaco of PCW-AECID; Malungon, Saragani Vice Mayor Erwin Asgapo; Camarines Sur continue reading : LCEs and lawmakers pledge full support on gender equality
  • First executive session on GAD held

    First executive session on GAD held LCEs strengthened commitment on Women Empowerment and Gender Equality The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID), conducted the first executive session on Gender and Development (GAD) on August 27, 2013 at La Breza Hotel, Quezon City. 25 continue reading : First executive session on GAD held
  • Cong. Leni Robredo to grace 1st Executive Session on GAD for LCE

    Cong. Leni Robredo to grace 1st Executive Session on GAD for LCE Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo will grace the first Executive Session on Gender and Development (GAD) for Local Chief Executives (LCE) on August 27, 2013 at La Breza Hotel, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City. Robredo, the widow of late Department of continue reading : Cong. Leni Robredo to grace 1st Executive Session on GAD for LCE
  • PCW statement on Meralco’s pioneering of linewomen training

    PCW statement on Meralco’s pioneering of linewomen training The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) commends the Manila Electric Company (Meralco)’s move to break their 110-year self-confessed gender insensitivity by pioneering a training program of linewomen. In a statement, Meralco Senior Vice President Ramon Segismundo said this paradigm shift challenges the gender assumption that utility industries are continue reading : PCW statement on Meralco’s pioneering of linewomen training