Press releases

Posted: Fri, 2016-09-16 15:09

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s primary policy-making and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality is pleased to announce that the nominations for the following NGO Board Members representing the following sectors is still open:

Posted: Thu, 2020-04-16 19:11

Women face fear, uncertainty, heavier domestic care, limited movements, and economic constraints during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but instead of easing their burden, perpetrators of sexual harassment double their suffering. With the extension of the ECQ in Luzon and other local government units in Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on everyone to contribute in ending this perennial problem.

Posted: Fri, 2020-04-03 23:51

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warns women and girls against the Invisible Challenge in the mobile application Tiktok, which gained more popularity with more people spending time online following the enhanced community quarantine.

Posted: Fri, 2020-02-28 12:03

As we celebrate the 2020 National Women’s Month, the Philippine Commission on Women exults every woman: Babae, pambihira ka!

Women are extraordinary in strength, passion, wisdom, vigor, and heart. They dare to break stereotypes that have long imprisoned them, battle discrimination head on, and survive every hurdle, only to emerge stronger. Women, from different backgrounds and places, strive to show that no, this is not just a man’s world; this is a world for everyone!

Posted: Fri, 2020-02-07 13:47

The Philippine Commission on Women celebrated its 45th anniversary as it commits to continue going beyond limits in the pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment. PCW’s founding mothers and employees joined the current workforce of the Commission in the anniversary celebration held at the Philippine International Convention Center on January 31, 2020.

Posted: Thu, 2020-01-30 14:23

The Philippine Commission on Women denounces the acts of clothing line, Kain Pepe (KNPP Clothing) and calls for appropriate measures to be taken against it.

We condemn the explicit and obscene brand name and shirt designs that objectify and commodify women's bodies.

While the owners of KNPP would like us to believe that the brand name advocates for proper nutrition for the young ones (Pepe, supposedly, meaning young boys), we are not convinced as the designs depict the true intent of the message sought to be conveyed by KNPP.

Posted: Tue, 2020-01-07 15:05

This 2020, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) marks its 45th founding anniversary and the beginning of our five-year journey to our 50th or golden year.

We continue to work for a community where women, like gold, are valued; one where they are treated with respect and dignity. With our twin tasks of formulating policies and overseeing government instrumentalities, we are molding mindsets, and influencing practices and delivery of services so that these would advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Posted: Tue, 2020-01-07 12:29

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns the killing of Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait.

Villavende left the country in July 2019 to work as a household service worker in the Gulf State, eyeing a stable job and a good future for her family in South Cotabato, only to end up dead, allegedly at the hands of her Kuwaiti employer. Such shall not be the fate of women OFWs who risked working abroad at the expense of being away from their families they seek to provide for.

Posted: Fri, 2019-12-27 10:37

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) enters a new era of leadership as its new Executive Director (ED), Atty. Kristine E. Yuzon-Chaves, assumed office on December 16, 2019.

For her first official act as PCW’s ED, Atty. Yuzon-Chaves joined PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy, the Management Committee and Supervising Officers for the Year 2020 Work and Financial Planning held last December 16 to 18.

Posted: Thu, 2019-12-26 09:54

The Philippines remains the top country in Asia in terms of closing the gender gap, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 of the World Economic Forum.

The report shows that the Philippines has closed 78% of its overall gender gap, garnering a score of 0.781 (down by 1.8 percentage points from .799 in 2019). With this, it ranked 16th out of 153 countries with the narrowest gap between men and women, dropping by 8 notches from its place last year.