Posted: Wed, 2019-12-11 17:46

The Philippine Commission on Women welcomes the decision of the audit team from Socotec Certification Philippines, Inc., to recommend the immediate certification of the agency to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems or QMS), noting zero non-compliance with the requirements of the standards.

Posted: Fri, 2019-12-06 15:05

The Philippine Commission on Women makes learning about Violence Against Women (VAW) interactive and youth-friendly through the Anti-VAW Expo 2019, held from November 27 to 29, 2019 at the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.


Posted: Wed, 2019-12-04 17:01

Young filmmakers focus their lens on the issue of Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Cine Juana Digital Shorts Competition launched by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as part of the activities for the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW.

The competition recognizes the power of film in raising awareness on violence and inspiring actions to prevent it.

Posted: Tue, 2019-12-03 12:31

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) encouraged the generation of today to fight Violence Against Women (VAW) in a Youth Forum, which kicked off the 2019 18-Day Campaign to End VAW on November 25, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Over 500 millennials and Generation Z members attended the event including junior and senior high school students, Sangguniang Kabataan officials, boy and girl scouts, and other regional participants. The forum promotes positive masculinity and awareness on VAW and other laws protecting women and girls.

Posted: Fri, 2019-11-22 23:39

PCW Statement for the 2019 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)

November 25 to December 12, 2019

A VAW-free community is built on equality, equity, respect for women’s rights, positive masculinity, and inclusiveness.

On the surface, this community is ideal, or maybe impossible to achieve. Because numbers show that Violence Against Women (VAW) still exists in different forms, in all walks of life, and in various parts of the country.

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.

Posted: Thu, 2019-08-15 04:31

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) expresses its most heartfelt gratitude to its retired Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa for her dynamic, passionate, and committed leadership for almost 18 years.

Posted: Wed, 2019-07-31 05:40
PCW Deputy Executive Director Maria Kristine Josefina G. Balmes opens the First Bicol Region GAD Focal Point System Assembly

Herstory unfolds as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region V and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) hold the first Bicol Region Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (GFPS) Assembly this July 29 to July 30, 2019 at the Regional Development Council Hall in Legazpi City.

Posted: Fri, 2019-07-19 05:19

Rape is a heinous crime and is considered as a crime against persons. The fact that netizens find it repulsive to watch the rape of a female police officer in the television series “Ang Probinsyano” even though it is common knowledge that it is a work of fiction and the show is rated Strict Parental Guidance by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, indicate that Filipinos share our view that rape is a serious attack on human dignity and is not a laughing matter.

Posted: Wed, 2019-07-17 02:02

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) lauds the Supreme Court (SC) En Banc Resolution suspending a law professor for five years from the practice of law and ten years from teaching in ANY law school for sexually harassing his female law students.

Posted: Wed, 2019-07-10 02:13
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with key national government agencies (NGAs) and civil society organizations (CSOs), concluded the national feedback forum on the outcomes of the 63rd session of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) 63 and the Philippine Progress Report on the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) + 25 on July 4, 2019 at the Pearl Hotel Manila in Ermita, Manila. 
Posted: Fri, 2019-06-28 01:42

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and ad agency DDB Tribal Worldwide’s partnership project “The Macho Choir” bagged the 2019 adobo Design Awards Asia Bronze Category for Graphic Design.