Call for Nominations for the Philippine 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 the Philippine Commission on Women (formerly known as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women) has always actively participated in the establishment of the ACWC. It aims to uphold, promote, protect, respect and fulfill the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and children in the ASEAN.

In line with this, the Philippine Commission on Women once again invites your organization/ network to submit a nominee for the Philippine Women’s Rights Representative to the ACWC.

In the selection of nominee, the nominating agency/organization should consider the following criteria for technical competence:

  1. Expertise and competence in human rights, particularly of women’s empowerment, gender and development;
  2. Extensive experience in the promotion and implementation of the CEDAW at the national and international levels;
  3. Depth of knowledge on the national, regional and international issues facing women;
  4. Global perspective on how CEDAW is being effectively implemented;
  5. Familiarity with the ASEAN human rights system and ASEAN entities on women such as, but not limited to, the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) and ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR); and
  6. Demonstrated commitment to human rights particularly through engagements at the national and international levels on the promotion and protection of human rights of women.

Other requisites  include the following: articulate, diplomatic and has good negotiation and listening skills; analytical; has energy and persistence to review voluminous documents; balanced and independent; has strong leadership skills; has integrity and probity; has strong motivation, commitment and dedication; has concern for the poor and marginalized sectors; is in good health; has not been convicted for the commission of violence, or other human rights violations; must commit to present annual reports in multi-sectoral forums convened for the purpose; and must be widely endorsed by a network of NGOs and/or by the government.

Interested organizations should be guided by the ACWC Terms of Reference and the Selection Guidelines.


Nominating entities must submit their letter of nomination together with the CV of the nominee to the Philippine Commission on Women on or before 18 June 2010.

Address the letter of nomination to:


Philippine Commission on Women
1145 J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila
Fax: (02) 736-4449
Tel: (02) 735-4955 / 735-1864
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