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.
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.
“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.