Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa and GREAT Women Project (GWP) Consultant for Component 3 Manuela Silva, visited LGU partners and women entrepreneurs in three GWP-partner municipalities in Leyte on December 2.

The PCW visit caps off the first two years of GWP implementation in the sites. The Project assisted partner LGUs in Leyte, in crafting gender and WEE responsive legislations and plans, in enhancing their GAD Plan and Budget, and in strengthening convergence to benefit women microentrepreneurs. Clockwise from top left, staff of the Provincial Government of Leyte welcomesPCW ED Emmeline Verzosa and GWP Consultant Mel Silva; ED Verzosa explains GWP challenges among members of the Capoocan Municipal Technical Working Group; Tanauan municipal technical working group members present their gender-responsive outputs under GWP; ED Verzosa dialogues with Barugo women microentrepreneurs (WMEs) on women’s economic empowerment and the 18-day campaign to end violence against women, in support of ending violence against WMEs.