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Posted: Thu, 2019-02-21 19:34
This is a photo of a pregnant woman with superimposed text that reads: 105-day expanded maternity leave ganap nang batas!

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) celebrates the enactment of Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Law on February 20, 2019.

“We welcome the signing of the law as an advance Women’s Month gift for Filipino women and families. We thank President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the legislators who championed and defended the law, for finally heeding the call of women,” PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy said.

Posted: Fri, 2019-02-01 18:07
PH begins national review for 25th year of global women’s agenda

Quezon City – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and representatives from national government agencies, non-government, and international organizations gathered at the Jesse Robredo Hall of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to officially start the national-level comprehensive review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) on January 30, 2019.

Posted: Mon, 2019-01-07 16:00
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reiterates that sexual molestation or abuse, including rape, are public crimes and a violation of human dignity. It is an abhorrent attack on a person’s self-worth and should never be used as subject matter to prove a point.
 
It is no laughing matter to use sexual abuse anecdotes which treat women as sex objects to “lighten” discussions in public assemblies. 
 
Posted: Fri, 2018-12-21 13:18

In its commitment to promote gender equality in the ASEAN, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as the national focal point for the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), gathered over 140 delegates from various sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) from the 10 Member States to learn more about gender mainstreaming in economic development.

Posted: Sun, 2018-12-09 15:06

In its commitment to promote gender equality in the ASEAN, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), as the national focal point for the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), is gathering about 150 delegates from various sectoral bodies of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and from the 10 Member States to learn more about gender mainstreaming strategies and how to ensure that women are both agents and beneficiaries of economic development.

Posted: Thu, 2018-12-06 19:26

Some 150 male advocates from various government agencies and civil society organizations (CSOs) nationwide gathered to echo their support in ending gender-based violence (GBV).

Posted: Wed, 2018-12-05 06:30
In time for the 2018 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12, the Philippine Commission on Women released radio plugs that turn the spotlight on a kind of VAW that often happen in public places but usually dismissed as just a “compliment” – catcalling.
 
Posted: Wed, 2018-12-05 06:26
Following the success of its launch in 2017, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is staging a re-run of the Violence Against Women (VAW) Experiential Museum on December 4-7, 2018 at the Mowelfund Plaza in Cubao, Quezon City. 
 
Posted: Mon, 2018-11-26 21:28

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) together with the Interagency Council on Anti-Violence Against Women (IACVAWC) opened the 2018 observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW) through a regional film screening and forum on gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls, in partnership with the Bacolod City Government.

Posted: Sat, 2018-11-24 19:31

One out of four women aged 15-49 (24.4 percent) has experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence committed by their husband or partner according to the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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