The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to invite government, women’s groups, and civil society organizations to submit your nominations an expert in the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for the term 2015–2018.
The deadline for submission of acceptance of nominations and attachments is midnight of 15 May 2013. Nominations and complete attachments received after this deadline shall not be considered.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (herein referred to as AECID) intends to apply the sum of Six Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Pesos (Php 687,320.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Supply and Delivery of IT Equipment for the PCW- AECID Project for the Year 2013. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Program aims to improve efficiency, accountability and transparency in public fund use in order to ensure the direct, immediate, substantial and economical delivery of public services especially to the poor.
The Program implements the key strategies of the Philippine PFM Reform Roadmap: Towards Improved Accountability and Transparency (2011-2016), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to clarify, simplify, improve and harmonize the government’s financial management processes and information systems. The integrated systems will cover all transactions of government and apply uniformly to all government agencies.
The main purpose of the Young Women Leaders’ Initiative is to get women engaged in governance, to take ownership of their lives and future and to propel the process of development themselves. This proactive method stands that young women should be empowered to take control of their lives while (1) gaining the education, the skills and the network to support the future that they want, and (2) gaining awareness and accountability to contribute to governance.
In consonance with President Benigno Aquino’s pursuit and vision of ‘tuwid na daan’, the theme being adopted for the 2013 Women’s Month Celebration is “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan”. This theme underscores the need to accelerate women’s participation in governance and enhance gender perspective in upholding good governance. It highlights the importance of strengthening the mechanisms and institutions that support women and to widen the arena for their participation. It is also aligned with Section 11 (Participation and Representation) and Section 29 (Peace and Development) of the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710).
Tinig ng Kababaihan (TNK) is a weekly radio program jointly initiated by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Philippine Broadcasting Services-Bureau of Broadcast Service (PBS-BBS) that tackles women issues and a wide range of gender concerns.
It airs every Friday, from 12:10-1:00 PM, over DZRB Radyo ng Bayan 738 Khz and over 21 AM and FM network radio stations of PBS-BBS nationwide.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Republic of the Philippines has made available resources and technical expertise through the International Commitment Fund to organize an ASEAN conference on gender-based violence or GBV, HIV & AIDS. This conference will highlight and focus the importance of strengthening the participation of men, youth and HIV & AIDS networks in addressing gender-based violence, halting the spread of HIV and how these actions can impact positively in stopping generational reproduction of gender inequalities in the ASEAN.
The Magna Carta of Women (MCW) Information Caravan is an awareness raising activity aimed at publicizing the MCW and drumming up support for its implementation mainly among local government units (LGUs), state universities and colleges (SUCs) and non-government service providers.
In consideration of the recent disasters and calamities experienced by the country and the impact of climate change observed and experienced globally, the theme for the 2012 National Women’s Month Celebration is “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility”.
The 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) conducted among women aged 15-49, revealed that one in five women has experienced physical violence since age 15; and one in ten experience sexual violence. Among women who have experienced physical or sexual violence, 26.9% fought back verbally, 21.2% fought back physically, and 17.5% sought help to try to stop the violence.