As the nation celebrates 2013 Labor Day, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) honors the immeasurable contribution of Filipino workers in the formal and informal sector. We give due credit and respect to them, especially the women workers who work not only to earn for their family but also to harness their potentials as human beings capable of making economic and social contributions for the common good.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) joins the observance of the 76th anniversary of the plebiscite that gave Filipino women the right to vote. As we relive the symbolic struggle, we strongly urge the public to rethink how they will cast their votes in the upcoming 2013 elections.
We, in the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), intensify our commitment to free women from the nightmare of violence and push for the realization of a society that is free from violence against women (VAW) in times of conflict, calamity, and even peace. We enjoin all Filipino women and men to support the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women which runs from November 25 to December 12.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on government agencies and the general public to examine the issue of prostitution and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the broader socio-cultural, political and economic context, which integrates health/bio-medical and overall human development perspectives. Ultimately, these must be viewed as issues of human rights and dignity.
We have known Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse M. Robredo as our partner in promoting good gender-responsive governance. He was also a supporter for programs that address violence against women (VAW).
Women supporters of the Reproductive Health (RH)) bill flocked to the SB Park in Batasan Hills, Quezon City on May 29 for the celebration of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. The observance carried the theme “Malusog na Nanay, Masaya ang Buhay” (Healthy Mothers, Happy Life).
“Ang panggagahasa ay isang krimen na dapat panagutan ng kahit sinuman, kahit anu pa ang katayuan niya sa lipunan (Rape is a crime that holds anyone accountable regardless of status in society)” Remedios Ignacio-Rikken, Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) asserts about the case involving the alleged rape of “Pamela” (not her real name), a 19 year-old Filipina, by a Panamanian embassy official.