For 11 consecutive years, the Philippines maintains its position as the lead Asian country in closing the gender gap, according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) Report released annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The country landed at 7th place among 144 countries in the world and is tied with Slovenia with 0.786 points.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the lead agency that makes government work for the promotion, protection and fulfillment of women’s human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, presented the 12 Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA) for the 17th Congress on October 18 at the Speaker’s Social Hall, Main Building, House of Representatives in Quezon City.
PCW Chairperson Rhodora T. Masilang-Bucoy took her oath of office before President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on October 11, 2016 in Malacañan Palace, Manila.
Photos courtesy of Presidential Photographers Division
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed Dr. Rhodora T. Masilang-Bucoy as Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) effective today. She is set to take her oath of office before the Chief Executive on October 11 in Malacañan Palace, Manila.
“I am deeply honored to serve as Chairperson of the Commission that is mandated to lead in bringing about gender equality and empowerment of the Filipino woman,” Dr. Bucoy said in a statement.
While many mothers easily gave up on breastfeeding, here is a first-time mom who took courage to nurse not only one but two little girls all at the same time.
Filipino women and men call on the government to improve education, awareness-raising, and women’s participation in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management towards building resilient communities.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) strongly denounces all forms of victim blaming and shaming as such act promotes the culture of misogyny that justifies and normalizes abuses against women.
The PCW expresses its concern over the actions of the hosts of noontime show “Eat Bulaga” who hastily indicted and stereotyped a female contestant who previously went through various kinds of abuses.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in celebrating the life of its former Commissioner and outstanding Filipina woman leader who has put the Philippines on the international map.
The Philippine government presented its combined 7th and 8th periodic report at the 64th Session of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Geneva, Switzerland on July 5, 2016.
The Committee oversees the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) which the Philippines ratified in 1981.
When I was informed that President Aquino appointed me as Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in December 2010, I could not help saying “Wow! What an honor to be a ‘balikbayan’ to NCRFW, the former name of PCW when I resigned as its Executive Director in 1994 – a nine-year experience I am always happy to recall.” I wished for it, I prayed for it, especially since PILIPINA, the women’s group where I belong, played a major role in conceptualizing, defining, drafting and lobbying for the passage of the Magna Carta of Women.