Press Releases and Statements


  • Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

    Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

    Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW  Aside from COVID-19, we need to combat a scourge that has long afflicted our society: Violence Against Women (VAW).  If it were a virus, VAW can infect not only the woman, but also her family, …
  • PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate

    PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate

    PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the passage of the “Girls Not Bride Act” at the Senate and continues to call for its approval into law. Voting 21-0, the chamber approved Senate Bill No. 1373 which declares child marriages as …
  • PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence

    PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence

    PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence Every domestic worker deserves respect, never violence. The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates the need to protect the life and security of Filipino domestic workers around the world. Domestic work is the dominant profession for migrant women. According to the International Labor …
  • PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials

    PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials

    PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials The Philippine Commission on Women calls on all government agencies to ensure gender sensitivity in all information, education, and communication (IEC) materials, following the video material produced by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region III which features personnel doing the “It Really …
  • Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products

    Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products

    Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products A Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) rapid study on the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women micro entrepreneurs (WMEs) conducted in mid-2020 revealed that the enforcement of community quarantine resulted in …
  • PCW condemns commodification of women

    PCW condemns commodification of women

    PCW condemns commodification of women The Philippine Commission on Women denounces all acts of commodification of women, in light of the issue surrounding a PhilHealth official. According to a Senate report, the PhilHealth executive supposedly received a woman as a “gift” from his staff members for his surprise birthday party. …
  • PCW brings GMMS training online

    PCW brings GMMS training online

    PCW brings GMMS training online The virtual shift continues as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) brings its training for government workers online, starting with the online orientation in using the Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS). The PCW used to hold in-house GMMS User Training but to comply with government …
  • GAD Webinar

    GAD Webinar

    GAD Webinar One of the visions of the National Gender and Resource Program (NGRP) is to create a platform that is accessible, innovative and informative to increase awareness and knowledge of policymakers, public officers, gender trainers and even the public in gender mainstreaming. The rapid advances in information and communication …
  • PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website

    PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website

    PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) relaunches its website with a fresh new look, more accessible, mobile-friendly, and is packed with added features and content. Launched on the 11th anniversary of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on August 14, 2020, the new …
  • Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson

    Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson

    Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes Sandra Sanchez Montano as she assumes office as Chairperson of the agency. Montano took her oath before Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año in a short ceremony at the Camp Crame, witnessed …
  • PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars

    PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars

    PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars The Philippine Commission on Women gears up to offer its Gender and Development (GAD) seminars online, given the limitations on physical gatherings brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. PCW’s Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division (TSRCD) spearheaded the dry run of the GAD …
  • PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments

    PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments

    PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) honors Dr. Rhodora Masilang-Bucoy who recently resigned from her post as Chairperson of the agency, for her remarkable service and leadership in promoting women’s rights and pursuing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) locally and internationally. …
  • PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl

    PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl

    PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the move of Philippine National Police Chief PGen Archie Gamboa to investigate and possibly dismiss two police personnel allegedly involved in the murder of a teenage girl …
  • PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence

    PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence

    PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence The Philippine Commission on Women strongly condemns rape threats and “normalization of rape” hurled at women and girls. Such acts propagate the rape culture, which is unacceptable. In one incident which has gone viral in social media, a man told Ms. …
  • PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials

    PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials

    PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials There is rape because there is a rapist. Rape and other forms of sexual abuse are never the victim’s fault. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reminds the public never to blame rape or sexual …
  • Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19

    Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19

    Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Departmentof Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG),Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),Commission  on  Human  Rights  (CHR),  and the Commission  on  Population  and Development (POPCOM) strongly condemn all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) …
  • Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws

    Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws

    Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws 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 …
  • PCW Warns Women and Girls Against Nude Challenges

    PCW Warns Women and Girls Against Nude Challenges

    PCW Warns Women and Girls Against Nude Challenges, Urges Cyber Crime Units of NBI and PNP to Crackdown Videos Circulating Online 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 …
  • PCW on the 2020 Women’s Month: Babae, Pambihira Ka!

    PCW on the 2020 Women’s Month: Babae, Pambihira Ka!

    PCW on the 2020 Women’s Month: Babae, Pambihira Ka! 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 …
  • Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Economy

    Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Economy

    Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Economy POLICY BRIEF NO. 8 Upholding the Rights of Women in the Informal Economy: Providing Measures for the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy1 This policy brief provides the rationale and recommendations for upholding the rights of workers in the informal …