The journey of Filipino women towards attaining gender equality and empowerment has been moving forward over the years. Filipinas have emerged as strong, confident and smart individuals who are able to assert their rights and place in society. We now also have male advocates who champion gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Women and girls are in for a treat this International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 with this year’s edition of Serbisyo Para Kaya Juana.
First initiated in March 2015, Serbisyo Para Kay Juana offers treats, free services, and discounts as a way of giving back to women and recognizing their significant contributions in society. This year, the Philippine Commission on Women has enjoined more agencies and private organizations to join the activity and celebrate this special day for women and girls.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomed its 43rd year with bigger hopes and greater passion to fulfill its mandate -- aiming to reach more women and girls particularly those in the regions.
In her message during the post-anniversary celebration held at the Kalayaan Hall in the Malacañan Palace last January 15, PCW Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy acknowledged the challenge of leading the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) down to the barangay level, as well as other national policies and international commitments on women’s empowerment and gender equality.
The Media and Gender Equality Committee (MGEC) launched a new guidebook that seeks to eliminate gender stereotyping and promotes gender balance in the participation and representation of women and men across various forms of media and communication.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is holding a series of nationwide stakeholders’ consultations for the formulation of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Plan 2018-2022.
The first of the series was held last December 11 in Pasig City for the Luzon leg, followed by the Mindanao leg last December 12 and 13 in Davao City, and the Visayas leg to be held on December 14 and 15 in Cebu City.
Quick information and emergency tools for reporting incidents of violence against women (VAW) are now a fingertip away as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City (TIP-QC) unveils the VAWfreePH mobile application.
Launched during the 2017 18-Day Campaign To End VAW Kick-Off program at the PETA Theatre in Quezon on November 24, “VAWfreePH” is an android-based personal safety mobile app that gives women and girls a practical tool to fight VAW.
In time for this year’s observance of the 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW), the Philippine Commission on Women in partnership with other government agencies, launched a three-day interactive museum on November 24, 2017 at the PETA Theatre in Quezon City.
Women in ASEAN may now look forward to a better, empowering and thriving future as three documents relative to their roles in the economy, peace and security and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted during the 31st Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines.
On Women, Peace and Security and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communications Technology for Development (APCICT), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) spearhead the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) ASEAN Sub-Regional Launch on August 28, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines.