Press Releases and Statements


  • PCW celebrates 47th anniversary: Driven and Proven, Soaring High Towards its Golden Year

    PCW celebrates 47th anniversary: Driven and Proven, Soaring High Towards its Golden Year

    PCW celebrates 47th anniversary: Driven and Proven, Soaring High Towards its Golden Year Starting the year on a hopeful note, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) celebrated its 47th founding anniversary on January 7, 2022, with the theme “Driven and Proven: Soaring High towards its Golden Year”. Opening the virtual …
  • PCW welcomes law prohibiting child marriage

    PCW welcomes law prohibiting child marriage

    PCW welcomes law prohibiting child marriage The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes the law prohibiting child marriage through the enactment of Republic Act 11596 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on December 10, 2021 and released on January 6, 2022. The law defines a child as a person below 18 …
  • From “joke lang” to rape: Real stories on sexual violence and how it could be prevented, addressed

    From “joke lang” to rape: Real stories on sexual violence and how it could be prevented, addressed

    From “joke lang” to rape: Real stories on sexual violence and how it could be prevented, addressed Karla Karla, not her real name, rode on the jeepney on a Wednesday afternoon in early 2019, pre-pandemic time. She was busy reading her book for her class when she suddenly felt a …
  • Gender-based violence victims can now call 911

    Gender-based violence victims can now call 911

    Gender-based violence victims can now call 911 The Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Justice, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development sign the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) on the inclusion of  Gender-based Violence (GBV) Emergency and Distress Calls in the Emergency 911 National Hotline in …
  • PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-06: Submission of FY 2021 GAD Accomplishment Report

    PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-06: Submission of FY 2021 GAD Accomplishment Report

    PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2021-06: Submission of FY 2021 GAD Accomplishment Report TO All Heads of Executive Departments, Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges, Government – Owned and/or – Controlled Corporations, Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies, Other Instrumentalities of the National Government and All Others Concerned SUBJECT Submission …
  • Region 10 LGUs boost knowledge in GPB preparation in first GAD Budget Forum

    Region 10 LGUs boost knowledge in GPB preparation in first GAD Budget Forum

    Region 10 LGUs boost knowledge in GPB preparation in first GAD Budget Forum Over 200 officials from Northern Mindanao provinces and cities participated in the Gender and Development (GAD) Budget Forum for  Local Government Units (LGUs) in Region 10 on November 15, 2021. The activity was held through video conference …
  • PCW Message on the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End VAW: Filipino Marespeto, Safe Spaces, Kasali Tayo

    PCW Message on the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End VAW: Filipino Marespeto, Safe Spaces, Kasali Tayo

    PCW Message on the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End VAW: Filipino Marespeto, Safe Spaces, Kasali Tayo In a community where respect thrives, we can ensure and secure safe spaces for all.  As the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) leads the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW), we …
  • PH joins ASEAN Ministers’ call for women in digital economy and financial inclusion

    PH joins ASEAN Ministers’ call for women in digital economy and financial inclusion

    PH joins ASEAN Ministers’ call for women in digital economy and financial inclusion The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers reaffirmed commitment to promote the equality and empowerment of women and girls in the ASEAN region, and stressed the important role of …
  • PCW, DENR ink deal to integrate  gender perspectives in environmental management programs

    PCW, DENR ink deal to integrate gender perspectives in environmental management programs

    PCW, DENR ink deal to integrate  gender perspectives in environmental management programs The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) vow to work together in pursuing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environment sector. In a virtual signing ceremony on October 29, …
  • Local Learning Hubs share experiences, boost GAD knowledge in first assembly

    Local Learning Hubs share experiences, boost GAD knowledge in first assembly

    Local Learning Hubs share experiences, boost GAD knowledge in first assembly Determined to be exemplars of gender mainstreaming in their localities, 80 representatives from 12 local government units (LGUs) participated in the First Gender and Development Local Learning Hubs (GAD-LLH) Assembly organized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on …
  • Philippines still best performing country in Asia despite slip by one notch in global gender gap ranking

    Philippines still best performing country in Asia despite slip by one notch in global gender gap ranking

    Philippines still best performing country in Asia despite slip by one notch in global gender gap ranking The Philippines drops one place in terms of gender equality but still remains the top performing country in Asia, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021. The country closed …
  • Profiling and Certification of GAD Training Programs

    Profiling and Certification of GAD Training Programs

    Profiling and Certification of GAD Training Programs The Philippine Commission on Women, as oversight body and authority on women’s concerns and lead advocate of women’s empowerment, gender equity and gender equality, is mandated by Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) to ensure that government agencies are …
  • PCW Calls for Safe Spaces for Women

    PCW Calls for Safe Spaces for Women

    PCW Calls for Safe Spaces for Women The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates that sexual harassment is never acceptable. It is a detestable act as it is a manifestation of misogyny, sexism, and gender inequality. Under the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act (Republic Act 7877), all forms of sexual harassment in the …
  • PCW Tribute to Dr. Amelou Benitez-Reyes

    PCW Tribute to Dr. Amelou Benitez-Reyes

    PCW Tribute to Dr. Amelou Benitez-Reyes The Philippine Commission on Women expresses our sincerest sympathy on the passing of Dr. Amelia Lourdes “Amelou” Benitez-Reyes. We continue to honor her as a towering icon of women’s empowerment. Dr. Reyes served as the Chairperson from 1998-2001 and Commissioner for Culture from 2001-2010 …
  • PCW Advisory on Extension of Closure of Office Premises until March 19, 2021

    PCW Advisory on Extension of Closure of Office Premises until March 19, 2021

    PCW Advisory on Extension of Closure of Office Premises until March 19, 2021 We are doing our best to continue to serve you better and safer. The PCW office will continue to be closed from March 17-19, 2021 due to confirmed COVID-19 cases. This will give us time to perform …
  • 2021 GAD Webinar Series

    2021 GAD Webinar Series

    To fulfill its mandate in providing Gender and Development (GAD) related technical assistance (TA) even in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Commission on Women launched its first GAD webinar series in 2020. It aims to provide members of GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) and other government staff members the opportunity …
  • Juana Laban sa Pandemya, Kaya! PCW Message for the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration

    Juana Laban sa Pandemya, Kaya! PCW Message for the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration

    Juana Laban sa Pandemya, Kaya! PCW Message for the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration As the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) leads the observance of the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration, we are making our call for women’s empowerment and gender equality louder, as we look at this moment as …
  • 2021 National Women’s Month

    2021 National Women’s Month

    2021 National Women’s Month The 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration serves as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary Juanas in the society as trailblazers and harbingers of change. This celebration is also a venue to discuss and address the issues …
  • PCW at 46: Thriving amidst the pandemic, Rewarding outstanding employees

    PCW at 46: Thriving amidst the pandemic, Rewarding outstanding employees

    PCW at 46: Thriving amidst the pandemic, Rewarding outstanding employees  The Philippine Commission on Women celebrates its 46th anniversary reliving the challenges and accomplishments during the COVID-19 pandemic and rewarding employees who have shown exemplary work despite the circumstances.  Anchored in the theme, “Juana: BIDA sa Gitna ng Pandemya”, the …
  • GAD Webinar

    GAD Webinar

    GAD Webinar One of the National Gender and Resource Program (NGRP) visions is to create an accessible, innovative, and informative platform to increase the awareness and knowledge of policymakers, public officers, gender trainers, and even the public in gender mainstreaming. The rapid advances in information and communication technology (ICT) provided …