The State of the Filipino Women Report chronicles the achievements of the administration of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III in bridging the gender gap and promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
This booklet presents the highlights of the report, which the Philippine Commission on Women prepared for presentation at the International Women’s Day event on March 8, 2016 at the Kalayaan Hall, Malacañan Palace, Manila. Featured are the gender-responsive programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Department of Health. MOVE Aklan, a voluntary group of men advocating an end to gender-based violence, is included as a story from the ground.
In the full report, which will be completed in May, 2016 as the term of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III (2010-2016) nears its end, other exemplar programs, projects and activities will be featured. We invite partner line agencies and local government units to provide us information towards the completion of the State of the Filipino Women Report, 2010-2016.