Quick information and emergency tools for reporting incidents of violence against women (VAW) are now a fingertip away as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City (TIP-QC) unveils the VAWfreePH mobile application.
Launched during the 2017 18-Day Campaign To End VAW Kick-Off program at the PETA Theatre in Quezon on November 24, “VAWfreePH” is an android-based personal safety mobile app that gives women and girls a practical tool to fight VAW.
In time for this year’s observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW), the Philippine Commission on Women in partnership with other government agencies, launched a three-day interactive museum on November 24, 2017 at the PETA Theatre in Quezon City.
Women in ASEAN may now look forward to a better, empowering and thriving future as three documents relative to their roles in the economy, peace and security and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted during the 31st Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines.
On Women, Peace and Security and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communications Technology for Development (APCICT), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) spearhead the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) ASEAN Sub-Regional Launch on August 28, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines.
The PCW family welcomes Maria Kristine Josefina G. Balmes as its new Deputy Executive Director. A former Councilor of Batangas City, her advocacy includes women and children's rights, urban poor and environment.
Ninety-six of the growing number of Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool members certified by the Philippine Commission on Women participated in the three-day assembly hosted by the Commission on June 28-30, 2017 at the Hive Hotel and Convention Center in Quezon City.
Women-led and women-owned micro enterprises in the Philippines can look forward to better access to vital training and financing needs to expand and level up their existing businesses.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) which is the project holder of Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project signed Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) with four private organizations that will complement government efforts in making the business environment responsive to women micro-entrepreneurs on June 8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas Center, Quezon City.