Press releases

Posted: Fri, 2019-05-10 08:10

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in mourning the passing of Karina Constantino-David to eternal life on May 7, 2019.  A staunch advocate for women’s rights and development, Constantino-David lived a full life we honor and celebrate.

Posted: Fri, 2019-05-03 17:19
Designer-entrepreneur Mich Dulce creating new designs for GREAT Women WMEs

The Philippine Commission on Women tapped designer-entrepreneur Mich Dulce to mentor women microentrepreneurs in creating new and enhancing existing product designs in order to create the prototypes that were displayed and market-tested at the Manila FAME.

“Malaking tulong po ang product development para sa amin na mga entrepreneurs na nasa wearables and homestyles, kasi nag iiba-iba po ang trends na gusto ng mga customers. Nalalaman po naming kung ano ang uso na design at yung iba pang techniques at raw materials na pwede naming gamitin,” participant Ms. Remia A. Adedoja shared.

Posted: Tue, 2019-04-30 09:42

Exactly eighty-two years ago today, Filipino women emerged victorious in claiming their right to vote in elections. While the call for women’s right to suffrage has long been achieved, the ultimate goal of attaining gender parity in political leadership positions still has a long way to go.  

Posted: Wed, 2019-04-03 07:39

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) convened over 250 representatives from national, regional and local government agencies, academe, private sector, civil society and people’s organizations in a series of consultation and validation workshops for the preparation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) +25 Progress Report.

Posted: Fri, 2019-03-29 09:45

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) launched three documents to guide the government in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls during the National Women’s Day Conference on March 8, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Posted: Fri, 2019-03-08 07:25

This International Women’s Day (IWD), we join the entire world in celebrating the progress achieved by the women’s movement globally. We salute all Filipino women who continue to play significant economic, social, cultural, and political roles in every sphere of our nation. We have made significant progress, but achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls remains a formidable challenge in the Philippines and in the world.

Posted: Thu, 2019-02-21 19:34
This is a photo of a pregnant woman with superimposed text that reads: 105-day expanded maternity leave ganap nang batas!

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) celebrates the enactment of Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Law on February 20, 2019.

“We welcome the signing of the law as an advance Women’s Month gift for Filipino women and families. We thank President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the legislators who championed and defended the law, for finally heeding the call of women,” PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy said.

Posted: Fri, 2019-02-01 18:07
PH begins national review for 25th year of global women’s agenda

Quezon City – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and representatives from national government agencies, non-government, and international organizations gathered at the Jesse Robredo Hall of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to officially start the national-level comprehensive review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) on January 30, 2019.

Posted: Mon, 2019-01-07 16:00
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reiterates that sexual molestation or abuse, including rape, are public crimes and a violation of human dignity. It is an abhorrent attack on a person’s self-worth and should never be used as subject matter to prove a point.
 
It is no laughing matter to use sexual abuse anecdotes which treat women as sex objects to “lighten” discussions in public assemblies. 
 
Posted: Fri, 2018-12-21 13:18

In its commitment to promote gender equality in the ASEAN, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as the national focal point for the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), gathered over 140 delegates from various sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) from the 10 Member States to learn more about gender mainstreaming in economic development.

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