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.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), DDB Group Philippines and Modess, observed the Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 through a forum, which aims to debunk myths and misconceptions on menstruation and menopause.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has recertified five local government units (LGUs) as Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hubs (LLH) in a series of activities held in March and April 2018.
Eighty-one years after Filipino women won the right to vote in elections, the quest for more women entering politics as candidates and winning seats has yet to be reached.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces the acts of an online group that seems to be a breeding ground for male sexual harassers and predators.
Another initiative of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and advertising agency DDB Group Philippines has won an award for the advocacy on good menstrual hygiene, its effects on women and girls’ lives, and in building their self-esteem, health, and productivity at work and at school.