About the Contest
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is inviting all High School students nationwide to join in the “18 Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) Poster Making Contest.” This contest aims to raise public awareness and educate the students about the issues on VAW.
The Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System or GMMS is an online system for automating the GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) and GAD Accomplishment Report (GAD AR) submission of the agencies, GOCCs, SUCs and other government instrumentalities. Through the submissions, government progress in gender mainstreaming can be monitored.
Since 2002, the Philippine government has been actively joining the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence that is being observed globally from November 25 to December 10. Said campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women through awareness-raising about gender-based violence, strengthening local work and establishing a clear link between local and international work to end VAW, among other undertakings.
In 2006, through Presidential Proclamation 1172, the Philippine campaign was extended to 18 days, to include December 12 which is known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day.
This year, the country's commitment to the observance was strengthened as President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act 10398 declaring November 25 of every year as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children.” The law also raises the standard by which this campaign is observed by mandating key agencies to undertake activities designed to raise public awareness on VAW.
With the theme: “End VAW Now! It’s Our Duty!” the call will emphasize the importance of having a functional mechanism, operated by competent and capable duty-bearers with a sense of responsibility and accountability originating from a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of gender-based violence and the provisions of VAW laws.
The Philippine Commission on Women, in partnership with the Commission on Audit, will convene the Third GAD Budget Forum (GBF) to be held on October 9 and 10, 2014 at the PDC Auditorium located on the 3rd Floor, Commission on Audit (COA) Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. The forum will serve as a venue to:
Please be informed that the venue of the 4th GAD Focal Point Assembly on September 9-10, 2014 will held at Sunrise Holiday Mansion, Royal Estates, Alfonso Cavite, Metro Tagaytay (please see attached map and directions).
Registration to the assembly has been closed and PCW will no longer accept on-site registration due to a large number of registered participants. Questions or clarifications regarding the event may be coursed thru the Technical Services Division at 735-8917; 0917-8454471; or email us at email@example.com.
The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to invite GAD Focal Point System members of national government agencies (NGAs), line and attached offices, bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), GOCCs, Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies and other government instrumentalities to attend the 4th GAD Focal Point Assembly with the theme “Beyond Compliance: A Commitment to Gender-Responsive Governance” to be held on September 9-10, 2014 (venue is outside Manila).
The Philippine Commission on Women is pleased to announce the “First Regional Gender and Development Council (RGADC) Summit” to be held on August 14-15, 2014 in Manila (venue details will be announced later). The Summit will gather the Chairpersons of all Regional Development Councils (RDCs) and Chairpersons plus one (1) member of all RGADCs/similar mechanisms.
Last March 26, 2014, the Philippine Commission on Women certified thirty-seven (37) individual and thematic GAD experts as members of the PCW GAD Resource Pool. They were also recognized officially during the “Women’s Consultative Conference”, PCW’s Women’s Month culminating activity last March 28, 2014 at the Diamond Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
Guidelines for the Sulong Juana: Human Women's Symbol Formation, kick off activity for the 2014 Women's Month Celebration