The PCW-UNFPA Project is built upon the goal of the UNFPA 6th Country Program of Assistance of improving the reproductive health of the Filipino people through better population management and sustainable development.
This goal also supports national efforts to address population and reproductive health concerns as they are linked to poverty. With the centrality of gender issues in these three areas, the program included a gender component which aims to:
- enhance the capacity of government agencies at the national, regional and local levels to mobilize resources and to formulate, implement, evaluate and monitor policies and programmes to ensure reproductive rights and to combat gender-based violence; and
- strengthen the capacities of civil society organization, community and religious leaders, parliamentarians and the media to advocate women’s and girl’s empowerment.