The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the move of Philippine National Police Chief PGen Archie Gamboa to investigate and possibly dismiss two police personnel allegedly involved in the murder of a teenage girl in Ilocos Sur.
The slain teenager earlier accused one of these police personnel of committing acts of lasciviousness while her 18-year-old cousin also filed rape charges against the other. Initial police investigation revealed that the suspects took advantage of the two girls who were reportedly intoxicated when they were arrested for violation of curfew.
The Philippine Commission on Women strongly condemns rape threats and “normalization of rape” hurled at women and girls. Such acts propagate the rape culture, which is unacceptable.
There is rape because there is a rapist. Rape and other forms of sexual abuse are never the victim’s fault.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reminds the public never to blame rape or sexual abuse on the victims or their appearance, clothes, location, and other circumstances that tend to shield the perpetrators of such violence or give an excuse for their toxic behavior.
Women face fear, uncertainty, heavier domestic care, limited movements, and economic constraints during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but instead of easing their burden, perpetrators of sexual harassment double their suffering. With the extension of the ECQ in Luzon and other local government units in Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on everyone to contribute in ending this perennial problem.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warns women and girls against the Invisible Challenge in the mobile application Tiktok, which gained more popularity with more people spending time online following the enhanced community quarantine.
As we celebrate the 2020 National Women’s Month, the Philippine Commission on Women exults every woman: Babae, pambihira ka!
Women are extraordinary in strength, passion, wisdom, vigor, and heart. They dare to break stereotypes that have long imprisoned them, battle discrimination head on, and survive every hurdle, only to emerge stronger. Women, from different backgrounds and places, strive to show that no, this is not just a man’s world; this is a world for everyone!
The Philippine Commission on Women celebrated its 45th anniversary as it commits to continue going beyond limits in the pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment. PCW’s founding mothers and employees joined the current workforce of the Commission in the anniversary celebration held at the Philippine International Convention Center on January 31, 2020.
The Philippine Commission on Women denounces the acts of clothing line, Kain Pepe (KNPP Clothing) and calls for appropriate measures to be taken against it.
We condemn the explicit and obscene brand name and shirt designs that objectify and commodify women's bodies.
While the owners of KNPP would like us to believe that the brand name advocates for proper nutrition for the young ones (Pepe, supposedly, meaning young boys), we are not convinced as the designs depict the true intent of the message sought to be conveyed by KNPP.
This 2020, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) marks its 45th founding anniversary and the beginning of our five-year journey to our 50th or golden year.
We continue to work for a community where women, like gold, are valued; one where they are treated with respect and dignity. With our twin tasks of formulating policies and overseeing government instrumentalities, we are molding mindsets, and influencing practices and delivery of services so that these would advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns the killing of Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait.
Villavende left the country in July 2019 to work as a household service worker in the Gulf State, eyeing a stable job and a good future for her family in South Cotabato, only to end up dead, allegedly at the hands of her Kuwaiti employer. Such shall not be the fate of women OFWs who risked working abroad at the expense of being away from their families they seek to provide for.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) enters a new era of leadership as its new Executive Director (ED), Atty. Kristine E. Yuzon-Chaves, assumed office on December 16, 2019.
For her first official act as PCW’s ED, Atty. Yuzon-Chaves joined PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy, the Management Committee and Supervising Officers for the Year 2020 Work and Financial Planning held last December 16 to 18.
The Philippines remains the top country in Asia in terms of closing the gender gap, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 of the World Economic Forum.
The report shows that the Philippines has closed 78% of its overall gender gap, garnering a score of 0.781 (down by 1.8 percentage points from .799 in 2019). With this, it ranked 16th out of 153 countries with the narrowest gap between men and women, dropping by 8 notches from its place last year.
The 2019 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) ends in a high note with a Solidarity Walk led by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of National Defense (DND), in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children (IACVAWC), Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere (MOVE), held on December 12, 2019 at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.