In solidarity with the international community which celebrates Rural Women's Day every October 15, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Pambansang Koalisyon ng mga Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) organized the 2009 National Rural Women's Congress on October 14, 2009.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), formerly National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), in pursuant to Section 44 of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) leads the formulation of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the MCW.
Members of Cluster 6 of the Formulation of the Magna Carta of Women Implementing Rules and Regulations take a break from drafting the initial inputs to Sections 16 and 26 of the MCW IRR.
GREAT Women Project technical advisers from provincial and municipal technical working groups, non-government organizations, academe, government sectors and select NCRFW staff trained on gender analysis to enhance skills in analyzing gender responsiveness of policies, plans and programs of LGUs and national government agencies using gender analysis tools. The GREAT Women Project held a five-day orientation and workshop on the application of different gender analysis tools at Meralco Learning and Development Center (MMLDC) last September 21-25, 2009.
Philippine Commission on Women Chairperson Myrna T. Yao (2nd from left), Philippine Federation of Local Councils of Women President Rosalind Wee (left), and Tinig Ng Kababaihan anchor Elvie Catacutan (right) discuss "WOMEN AND DIGITAL ECONOMY: E-Pinay!" during the September 11, 2009 episode of Tinig Ng Kababaihan via DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan 738 khz. A joint initiative of the NCRFW and the Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS), Tinig Ng Kababaihan radio program tackles issues concerning women and gender equality and goes on air every Friday.
Two Leyte municipalities serving as partner sites of the Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project have stepped up efforts to address gender issues affecting local women, especially women entrepreneurs.
GREAT Women Project national partner Department of Science and Technology (DOST) sent a team of specialists to six local government units in Metro Naga to pilot-test the use of a DOST tool that will assess the gender-responsiveness of DOST technologies for women's microenterprises. The pilot-test ran from August 27-28, 2009 in the Metro Naga Development Council, a local government partner alliance of the GREAT Women Project. The team visit is part of an on-going joint effort of DOST and MNDC under the GREAT Women Project. The Project seeks the convergence of national and local government agencies in strengthening an enabling environment for women's economic empowerment.
One (1) Chief Administrative Officer
Administrative and Finance Division
Performs a wide range of management, supervisory and coordination work for the delivery of support services and functions, including human resource management and development, advisory on administrative and finance matters, which are necessary for effective and efficient agency operations.
GREAT Women Project local government partner, Metro Naga Development Council (MNDC) in Camarines Sur, establishes One-Stop Women Enterprise Development Desks (OSWEDDs) throughout MNDC Alliance municipalities.
The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) condemns all acts of violence against women, whether they are inflicted by government officials or ordinary citizens.
In a statement, NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao said that no one is exempted from Republic Act No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 and the recently-signed Magna Carta of Women or Republic Act No. 9710.