The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project initiated with a public private sector partnership with Enabling Communities with Hope and Opportunities for Sustainable Initiatives (ECHOSI) Foundation, a non-government social enterprise organization, to provide direct services for women on product development. ECHOSI Foundation has a strong track record of developing community products to provide market access, visible support to women’s groups and advocacy of women empowerment and fair trade.

This case study discusses capacity development on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and the results of partnership of the Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project and the Municipal Government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

The PCW in coordination with the IACAT and in consultation with women's organizations and women survivors of trafficking, developed the "Philippine Guidelines on the Protection of the Rights of Trafficked Women". The Guidelines will serve as resource tool for service providers, practitioners and implementing agencies providing anti-trafficking services in ensuring a more comprehensive, practical, supportive and gender-responsive management of cases of trafficked women.

The PPGD lays out development goals and strategies that will make gender equity innate in public programs and policies. This 30-year perspective plan ensures that women-friendly policies can take root and flourish despite the barriers posed by traditional attitudes and stereotyping.

The National Anti-Poverty Commission, together with the Philippine Commission on Women, through the GREAT Women Project, developed the Gender and Financial Literacy Training Manual to enhance the capacities of trainers to deliver financial literacy training using a gender perspective and to increase on gender dimension of work, gender in microfinance, women’s empowerment through microfinance and microenterprise development programs, financial and risk management with gender perspective, and GAD training skills.

The Environment and Social Management Guidelines (ESMG) for PCW and its partners is a tool for assessing programs and projects for microenterprises that are not covered by the DENR’s Environmental Impact Assessment System. It is a set of guidelines in assessing the gender-responsiveness and environmental soundness of micro and small enterprises (specifically those that are women-led).

This case study shares the results of GREAT Women Project interventions in the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Through the project, DTI, its bureaus and attached agencies, harmonized their programs and services in support of women microentrepreneurs in the local project sites and developed the Gender-Responsive Value Chain Analysis (GR-VCA) to determine women and men’s roles, profits, opportunities and constraints in the value chain of subsector enterprises. DTI likewise mainstreamed gender in its organization through influencing the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Plan 2010-2016, strengthening its GAD Focal Point System and GAD Plan, among other initiatives.

This case study shares the results of Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project interventions in the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC). Through the project, NAPC developed a training module ensure gender-responsiveness in the development and implementation of microfinance programs and services to women microentrepreneurs. NAPC likewise mainstreamed gender in its organization through the development of policies that would ensure women’s participation in decision-making in the basic sectors and indicators in cognizance of the Magna Carta of Women.

A collection of presentations and materials developed by the the DSWD, UNFPA, WFS, IASC Sub-Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action Taking, for addressing gender-based violence in disaster-stricken areas.

This Joint Circular aims to clarify the instructions on the formulation of GAD plans and budgets according to the provisions of the Magna Carta of Women, the PCW partnership with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued this circular, This JC was formulated in consultation with national government agencies (NGAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs) and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). This Joint Circular repealed NCRFW-NEDA-DBM Joint Circular (JC) 2004-01.