Violence against women (VAW) and girls is not just a major public health problem but also a grave violation of human rights. It extremely manifests gender inequity, targeting women and girls because of their subordinate status in the society.
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.
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 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:
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 Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s primary policy-making and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality is pleased to announce that the nominations for the following NGO Board Members representing the following sectors is still open:
1. Health and Science
2. Business and Industry
4. Elderly and Disabled
6. Indigenous Peoples