Rape is a gross violation of human rights and wholly not acceptable. No one, regardless of a person’s age, sex, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, race, social status, disability, or profession deserves to be raped.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) records show that for the first half of 2015, reported rape cases went up to 8,288 from 5,069 cases during the same period in 2014.
With less than two months before the most anticipated 2016 National Elections, ‘Juanas’ and ‘Juans’ can already exercise their right to vote –not for qualified candidates but for women’s issues which should be prioritized by the next administration.
Local government units (LGUs) and national government agencies (NGAs) have seen improvement in implementing Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).
To help expand and develop new markets for women’s products, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) through the ECHOsi Foundation is organizing the GREAT Women Market Match Forum on March 11 at the Yuchengo Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. GREAT stands for Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women.
As we celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work for the promotion of women's empowerment, women's human rights and gender equality, is calling both private and public sectors to always include women in the agenda. This means including “Juana” in planning, implementing, consultation, and decision-making processes where she can actively and meaningfully participate in and benefit from overall development.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will present how the government, under the current administration fared in bridging the gender gap.
President Benigno S. Aquino III is now one of the 10 Head of State IMPACT Champions for the United Nations’ (UN) HeForShe Movement.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) expresses concern over the reported removal of funding for purchase of contraceptives in the 2016 budget of the Department of Health (DOH).
Coming from a fruitful and meaningful milestone year in 2015, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), on January 7, turns 41 with nothing but higher hopes and enthusiasm to better serve “Juanas” this 2016.
Believing that film is a powerful tool in shaping public perception and stand on various issues, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) launched the “CineJuana” – a film festival focusing on the issues of Violence Against Women (VAW).
The three-day film festival, which commenced on December 8, 2015 at the NCCA Leandro V. Locsin Auditorium in Intramuros, Manila, is part of the lined-up activities of the 18-Day Campaign To End VAW.