NCRFW Chair Myrna T. Yao (center), together with DILG Director John Castaneda (left) and DSWD Director Sally Escutin (second from right), awarded the plaque of Recognition and marker for the Most Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGU to Naga City last November 25 at the Rembrandt Hotel. Atty. Leni Robredo, President of the Naga City Council of Women (second from left) and Naga City Councilor Elizabeth Lavadia received the Awards in behalf of Naga City.
ASEAN member countries came together last December 1 – 3, 2009 to work on an integrative regional approach that would solve the linking problems of GBV and HIV/AIDS.
The draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of R.A 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) was carefully reviewed by the members of the Technical Drafting Committee together with staff from the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) last November 20, 2009 at the Imperial Palace Hotel, Quezon City.
Makati, 01 December 2009 - In line with the 21st anniversary of World AIDS Day, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) took one step further in formulating an intensive and extensive integrative approach that seeks to address the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and HIV/AIDS issues.
Naga City yesterday received the award for Outstanding VAW (Violence against Women)-Responsive LGU at the Rembrandt Hotel in Quezon City. The year-long Search for Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGUs was launched last year by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Women's Crisis Center (WCC), Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), and the Coalition Against Trafficking of Women in Asia-Pacific (CATW-AP).
The winners of the Gender Justice Awards II were announced yesterday at the Rembrandt Hotel in Quezon City, during the kick-off ceremonies of the 18-day campaign to end VAW. The Gender Justice Awards II is geared towards the elimination of gender bias and gender insensitivity experienced by women litigants in the courts.
After a year of gathering nominations from non government organizations (NGOs), private individuals and other judges and Sandiganbayan Justices, six judges were awarded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Commission on Human Rights and Supreme Court who led the search for gender-sensitive judges who have handled cases who have rendered gender-sensitive decisions on VAW cases during the period January 2004 to December 2008.
The Philippines will once again commemorate the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on November 25-December 12, 2009 in sync with the worldwide commemoration of the 16-Day of Activism to End VAW. To be led by the Philippine Commission on Women or PCW (formerly National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women) in partnership with the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Children (IACVAWC) and Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), the campaign will focus on celebrating the achievements made to end VAW and encouraging the participation of everyone especially at the local level in the elimination of VAW.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) formerly the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) will conduct a series of regional consultations among different stakeholders on the draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on November 26 in Manila, December 1 in Cotabato City, December 3 in Davao City and December 4 in Cebu City.
The Foreign Affairsis inviting nominations from member-states for candidates to the position of Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. In the interest of time, please submit your nominations directly to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations, Department of
National Statistical Coordination Board Director Cynthia Regalado led the National Statistics Month (NSM) tree planting activity participated by NCRFW staff on October 30, 2009 at San Rafael, Bulacan.