Press releases

Posted: Sat, 2015-11-28 14:50
 First Asia’s Got Talent grand winner and shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra performed a 4-minute shadow dance depicting various forms of VAW and ways on how to achieve a VAWC-free society during the kick-off activity of the 2015 18-Day Campaign To End VAW on November 25 at the Aliw Theatre in Pasay City.
Posted: Wed, 2015-11-25 10:30
The 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) report says that one out of five women aged 15-49 suffered from physical violence in the Philippines. Six percent of them experienced sexual violence.  Four percent reported violence even during pregnancy.  Yet, only 30% sought assistance to stop the violence. 
Posted: Tue, 2015-11-24 16:11

Government agencies, particularly those who have direct programs and services relative to Anti-Violence Against Women and Girls are set to account for progress and reaffirm their commitments in addressing the issue on November 25, 2015; 2:00 PM at the Aliw Theatre in Pasay City as part of the annual 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW).

Posted: Mon, 2015-11-23 19:16
From L-R: Mr. Donald James Gawe, Division Chief of NEDA IV-A, Plan and Policy Formulation Division and Secretary of SCGAD IV-A; Regional Director Luis G. Banua of NEDA IV-A and Chairperson of SCGAD IV-A; PCW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa; and Ms. Nharleen S. Millar, Chief of PCW -  Technical Services Division.

After one year of successful engagement, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Sub-Committee on Gender and Development (SCGAD) IV-A renewed theirPartnership Agreement(PA) during the conduct of the 4th Quarter SCGAD Meeting on November 23, 2015 at Privato Hotel, Shaw Blvd., Pasig City.

Posted: Mon, 2015-11-23 17:21

For nine straight years now, the Philippines once again bested other Asian countries in closing the global gender disparity, according to the 2015 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) Report released annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

From 2014’s standing at 9th place, the Philippines climbs to 7th spot as it garnered 0.790 points. Previous points were 0.781(2014), 0.783 (2013), 0.776 (2012), and 0.768 (2011).

Posted: Tue, 2015-10-20 23:06

MANILA, 18 October 2015 – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) hosted the eleventh meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) at Dusit Hotel Manila in Makati City.

Posted: Sat, 2015-10-03 20:23

End Objectification of Women and Raise the Level of Political Campaigns to Ensure Gender Equality and Equity

Posted: Fri, 2015-10-02 21:10
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) expresses alarm and grave concern over featuring women doing lewd dance performance on stage in an event attended by members of the Liberal Party (LP) in Laguna. Reports and online photos and videos of the incident have been circulating online since October 1, 2015. 
Posted: Mon, 2015-09-28 15:57

Twenty-six individuals from national government agencies, local government units, academe, and civil society organizations were certified by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) as Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool members on September 24, 2015 in a ceremony held at the Oracle Hotel and Residences, Quezon City.

The GAD Resource Pool (GR Pool) is one of the components of PCW’s National GAD Resource Program. It is composed of individual GAD practitioners who will be tapped by the PCW to provide technical assistance on GAD mainstreaming.

Posted: Wed, 2015-09-16 15:07
Photo courtesy: Radio Television Malacanan

Governments and businesses in the Asia-Pacific will now find it easier to introduce health policies that facilitate the participation of women in economies, opening the door to potentially significant improvements in social mobility and growth across the region.