The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) led the celebration of the 9th anniversary of the passage of Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on August 14, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has relaunched the GADtimpala Awards as its official awards and incentives system during the 9th Anniversary Celebration of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) at the Philippine International Convention Center on August 14, 2019.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is now accepting applicants for the profiling of the seventh batch of the Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool (GR Pool).
A component of the National GAD Resource Program (NGRP), the GR Pool is composed of individual GAD Practitioners tapped by the PCW to provide Technical Assistance (TA) on GAD Mainstreaming to National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs). To date, PCW has certified 110 female and 22 male or a total of 132 GR Pool Members.
The Philippine Commission on Women strongly states that it is never a woman's fault to get raped. A woman’s body, her appearance, or her clothes are not invitations for rape or any form of sexual violence. Rape victims are young and old, rich and poor, short and tall. People can be raped regardless of their physical attributes such as the color of their skin, body size, facial features, or hair style.
No act, even with noblest intentions, can justify the trivialization and objectification of women’s bodies.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces the acts of a public official condoning the ridicule and mockery of women’s bodies. While the Commission agrees that public officials are expected to exhaust all efforts to discuss and promote issues of national interest, it should not be done in an offensive and distasteful manner, especially at the expense of women and girls.
Senior officials from the ten Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States clustered into 12 sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) presented their proposed actions to intensify gender mainstreaming in the region during the closing ceremonies of the Senior Officials Conference on Gender Mainstreaming on June 29, 2018 at the Dusit Thani Hotel Manila.
People of the ASEAN may now look forward to more gender-responsive policies and programs in the region as their senior officials embark on a three-day Conference that will deepen their understanding on Gender and Development (GAD).
In commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Independence, the Philippine Commission on Women recommits itself to the spirits of freedom, democracy, equality, justice and solidarity – the very ideals that inspired our brave women and men in the Philippine struggle for Independence against Spanish colonialism.
Responding to the call of “leaving no one behind” in the pursuit of gender equality, representatives from government agencies, non-government organizations, and the academe commit to forge networks, strengthen existing alliances, and institutionalize mechanisms to better address the pressing needs of rural women.