In 2016, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) introduced #AgendaNiJuana which calls for gender-balance in leadership and decision-making positions both in public and private sector; inclusion of women’s concerns in leadership platforms and the government’s development agenda; and capacitating and preparing women and girls to reach their ambitions.
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action or BPfA is a landmark document for advancing the rights of women and gender equality worldwide agreed during the 4th World Conference on women in 1995. The international community came to a consensus and agreed to a comprehensive blueprint of commitments supporting the full development of women and their equality with men in 12 areas of concern.
IACVAWC is the body mandated by law to ensure the effective implementation of RA 9262 and to be the lead coordinator and monitoring body on VAW initiatives. It is composed of twelve member-agencies that are tasked to formulate programs and projects to eliminate VAW, with DSWD as chair and DILG as co-chair.
The Philippine Commission on Women, in partnership with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and DDB Group Philippines, is holding a forum entitled "From Womb to Tomb: Forum on Women's Health" on May 28 at PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila.
The Philippine Commission on Women, in line with the 2018 National Women's Month Celebration, is launching the Photo Contest and Poster-making Contest in promoting women’s empowerment through arts.
The National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD).
In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte directed “all agencies, oversight bodies and local government units down to the barangay level to fully implement the Manga Carta of Women ”. This is to ensure that man and woman will be partners in the pursuit of the country’s economic, social, cultural and political developments.
The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence. The following issuances provide the national legal mandates for the annual campaign: