Press releases

Posted: Fri, 2016-09-16 15:09

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s primary policy-making and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality is pleased to announce that the nominations for the following NGO Board Members representing the following sectors is still open:

Posted: Wed, 2019-10-30 09:57

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Technical Drafting Committee (TDC) members led the signing of the Safe Spaces Act’s Implementing Rules and Regulations in a ceremony held on October 28, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City.

The IRR is a result of the collaborative efforts of different agencies and non-government organizations convened by the PCW to form the TDC, which worked on the different contexts of sexual harassment defined in the law: workplace; educational and training institutions; online; and streets and public spaces.

Posted: Thu, 2019-10-10 04:16

The Philippine Commission on Women leads the development of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11313 or the “Safe Spaces Act.” The IRR will guide not only government offices in enforcing the new law but also private entities with specific mandates under the law, and the general public.

Posted: Sat, 2019-10-05 19:10

Over a hunded participants coming from the 27 municipalities and the Provincial Government of Abra participated in the two-day Gender and Development (GAD) Budget Forum held at the Provincial Capitol on October 2-3, 2019.

Conducted by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Regional GAD Committee of the Cordillera Administrative Region, the activity capacitated the local government units in advancing gender mainstreaming in their work. 

Posted: Tue, 2019-10-01 09:15

“Bakit Mahalaga ang Agenda ni Juana?”

This question was posed during the launching of the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 18th Congress on September 27, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

Organized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the event was attended by over 100 participants from national government agencies, civil society organizations, and the academe from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Posted: Tue, 2019-09-17 05:06


Empowering women in politics and security takes the “ASEAN way” as senior officials from its ten member states conclude the Senior Officials Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in the ASEAN Political-Security Community Sectoral Bodies (APSC).

Posted: Thu, 2019-09-12 04:49
PCW Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division Chief Nharleen Santos-Millar discussed the GAD Agenda Formulation during the 7th National GAD Budget Forum

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) urged government agencies to use their gender and development (GAD) budget to promote gender-responsive governance and finance programs, projects, and activities on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Posted: Wed, 2019-08-28 00:47

“Focus on providing quality technical assistance (TA) on Gender and Development (GAD) and not on the quantity of TA requests.”

Posted: Tue, 2019-08-20 02:17

The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates its call to end gender-based discrimination and uphold the basic human rights of persons with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE).

Posted: Sat, 2019-08-17 02:51

2019 marks the first decade of the Magna Carta of Women in eliminating discrimination, upholding women’s rights and empowering every Juana. The Philippine Commission on Women headed its tenth anniversary celebration on August 14, 2019 at the Rizal Hall, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, joined by over 500 women and men from national government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations, academe, civic groups, and other stakeholders.