The Women’s Month Celebration goes National, at its core of the word. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will bring the celebration to Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. The three legs will feature a “fireside chat” that cuts across generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z.
Under the banner theme, “We Make Change Work for Women,” the 2020 NWMC shall celebrate and take stock of the progress made to advance GEWE in the country. In line with the global multi-generational campaign of UN Women, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for equal future,” the celebration shall also endeavor to bring together women and girl leaders from various generations towards a collective agenda of empowering all women and girls.
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action or BPfA is a landmark document for advancing the rights of women and gender equality worldwide agreed during the 4th World Conference on women in 1995. The international community came to a consensus and agreed to a comprehensive blueprint of commitments supporting the full development of women and their equality with men in 12 areas of concern.
The National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD).
The Anti-VAW Expo 2019 features interactive booths where participants shall be oriented on VAW and VAW laws, and on encouraging help-seeking behavior for victims. A digital national commitment website dubbed as "I Vow to End VAW" shall also be setup to give emphasis on everyone's commitment and contributions in ending VAW and to continue on our common vision of a VAW-free community.
The Philippine Commissionon Women calls all senior high school and college students to join the Cine Juan Digital Shorts Competition.
As part of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, this competition aims to raise awareness on violence and inspire action to prevent it through the powerful medium of film.
Violence against women (VAW) and girls is not just a major public health problem but also a grave violation of human rights. It extremely manifests gender inequity, targeting women and girls because of their subordinate status in the society.
In 2016, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) introduced #AgendaNiJuana which calls for gender-balance in leadership and decision-making positions both in public and private sector; inclusion of women’s concerns in leadership platforms and the government’s development agenda; and capacitating and preparing women and girls to reach their ambitions.