The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) gathered 80 local government unit (LGU) officers from the Provinces of Siquijor and Negros Oriental in the first Provincial Gender and Development (GAD) Budget Fora LGUs on June 19 and 20, 2019 at Salagdoong Beach Resort, Maria, Siquijor.
Eighteen women micro entrepreneurs (WME) supported by the Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project participated in the International Food Exposition (IFEX) Philippines on May 24-26, 2019 at the World Trade Center Manila.
The Women's Economic Empowerment Project conducted a Cacao Master’s Training on March 19-21, 2019 at JJs Seafood Village and Fort Justine Farm in Bohol. Participated by 26 micro entrepreneurs (20 females and 6 males) from Bohol and Cebu, this activity aimed to train women-cacao farmers on cacao production and harvest, crop establishment, crop and farm maintenance, soil and nutrient management, insect pests and disease management and control, and post-harvest protocols and practices.
Women's health directly affects the health and welfare of families, communities, and even the economy. Thus, in our every stride to pursue national development, promoting women and girls’ health must also be prioritized.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in mourning the passing of Karina Constantino-David to eternal life on May 7, 2019. A staunch advocate for women’s rights and development, Constantino-David lived a full life we honor and celebrate.
The Philippine Commission on Women tapped designer-entrepreneur Mich Dulce to mentor women microentrepreneurs in creating new and enhancing existing product designs in order to create the prototypes that were displayed and market-tested at the Manila FAME.
“Malaking tulong po ang product development para sa amin na mga entrepreneurs na nasa wearables and homestyles, kasi nag iiba-iba po ang trends na gusto ng mga customers. Nalalaman po naming kung ano ang uso na design at yung iba pang techniques at raw materials na pwede naming gamitin,” participant Ms. Remia A. Adedoja shared.
Exactly eighty-two years ago today, Filipino women emerged victorious in claiming their right to vote in elections. While the call for women’s right to suffrage has long been achieved, the ultimate goal of attaining gender parity in political leadership positions still has a long way to go.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) convened over 250 representatives from national, regional and local government agencies, academe, private sector, civil society and people’s organizations in a series of consultation and validation workshops for the preparation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) +25 Progress Report.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) launched three documents to guide the government in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls during the National Women’s Day Conference on March 8, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center.
This International Women’s Day (IWD), we join the entire world in celebrating the progress achieved by the women’s movement globally. We salute all Filipino women who continue to play significant economic, social, cultural, and political roles in every sphere of our nation. We have made significant progress, but achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls remains a formidable challenge in the Philippines and in the world.