PCW Publications

IACVAWC National Advocacy and Communication Plan 2017-2022

This National Advocacy and Communication Plan was formulated in response to challenges faced in implementing RA 9262 as primary preventive mechanism to reduce the developmental and human rights impact of gender-based violence against women. This national plan was drafted through review of relevant documents, reports as well as advocacy and communication materials produced in the last five years; a stakeholders' communication planning workshop and close consultation with the IACVAWC secretariat and its technical working committee.

IACVAWC Strategic Plan on Violence Against Women and their Children 2017-2022

This 2017-2022 Strategic Plan of the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children (IACVAWC) suceeds the Strategic Plan 2014-2016 as IACVAWC's guide pursuing its mandate under Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act passed in 2004. The formulation of the plan followed a rigorous process of consultation conducted among VAWC service providers and victims, review meetings with IACVAWC working committees, and analysis of inputs and insights gained through these consultations. The said consultative processes aim to capture the gains and strengths of the program as well as surface areas in the implementation of RA 9262 - specifically improving service delivery to victim-survivors of violence against women and their children - that need priority action.

Gender-Fair Media Guidebook

The Media Gender Equality Committee (MGEC) recognizes that gender inequality in media practice is an issue that is bigger than the Committee. The "Towards a Gender-Fair Media Guidelines" that was launched in 2013 was the initial attempt to create positive impact towards gender issues in media. Four years later, the challenge of raising awareness on gender-fair practice among media practitioners remains. Development in the social media space have shown that the public consciuosness is ripe and ready to actively shape media content and increased openness of our media partners to learn to recognize and change practices that are discriminatory or non-inclusive.
This second edition is the next major step in the process of learning and changing. It is also the gateway to a more dynamic engagement between the Committee and our media partners. It sets us off to a journey towards the Philippine media that celebrates women and men, regardless of sexual orientation, gender indentity and expression.

Gender-Responsive Local Government Unit (GeRL) Assessment Tool

This tool contains a set of relevant indicators to measure various aspects of gender-responsive local governance. Specifically, the tool measures the extent to which an LGU provides quality basic services and facilities for its female and male residents, especially from the marginalized sectors, that are gender-sensitive, accessible, affordable, timely, and reliable.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the Philippines: a Compendium of Indicators Volume 1

This Compendium titled “Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Philippines: A Compendium of Indicators” provides a handy tool to guide us in meeting our commitments under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and national policies like the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) and the Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (GEWE) Plan 2019-2025.

Beijing Declaration and Plan for Action (BPfA +25) 2014-2019 Philippine Progress Report

This BPfA +25 Philippine Progress Report is a product of a national review that takes stock of achievements, challenges and setbacks in its implementation and recommends strategic directions to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women. The report took account of the five-year progress along the 12 critical areas of concern clustered into six overarching dimensions for alignment with the 2030 Agenda. It contains four parts: Section 1 - Priorities, Major Achievements, Challenges and Setbacks; Section 2 - Progress Across the 12 Areas of Concerns; Section 3 - National Institutions and Processess; and Section 4 - Data and Statistics. The report also considers the medium-term national and sectoral development plans like the Philippine Development Plan (PDP 2019-2022); the Women's Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality (Women's EDGE 2013-2016); and the current Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Plan (GEWE Plan 2019-2025).

Republic Act 7877: "Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995" - a briefer

This briefer is a summary of Republic Act 7877 or the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.

Magna Carta of Women: Republic Act No. 9710 (brochure)

This brochure is a summary of  Republic Act No. 9710 or  the Magna Carta of Women. It is a comprehensive women's human rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination through the recognition, protection, fulfilment and promotion of the rights of Filipino women, especially those belonging in the marginalized sectors of the society. It conveys a framework of rights for women based directly on international law.

Republic Act No. 9262: "The Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004" - a briefer

This brochures is a summary of Republic Act No. 9262 also known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and their children (VAWC) Act of 2004.

Republic Act 9208 as amended by RA 10364: The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 and the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012 (Briefer)

This briefer is a summary of Republic Act 9208 as amended by RA 10364 also known as The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 and the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.

Republic Act No. 8353: "Anti-Rape Law of 1997" - a briefer

This briefer is a summary of Republic Act No. 8353 or Anti-Rape Law of 1997.

Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework

The "Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework" is composed of two (2) sets of materials which are: A Handbook on the Application of the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework; and the Toolkit on the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (insets). The GMEF is a tool to measure the extent of the gender mainstreaming efforts of organizations, both national government agencies (NGAs) and local government units (LGUs). It is also meant to assist the Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS) members in measuring gains and successes, as well as pinpoint areas for improvement in the way they mainstream the gender and development (GAD) perspective in their respective organizations.

In the Enhanced GMEF, new and emerging gender issues, new policy issuances (especially the Magna Carta of Women) are taken into account and outdated indicators in the old tool were revised.The reference indicators from the Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) and Gender Impact Assessment as well as the relevant descriptors of the GMEF Version 2001 were also used. It has also adopted the scoring system of the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) of “No”, “Partly Yes” and “Yes” instead of denoting only the absence or presence of a GAD element. This new scoring system takes into consideration the GAD efforts of

the organizations that are still underway, such as draft policies and plans to establish GAD mechanisms.

 

State of the Filipino Women Report 2015 Highlights.

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.

Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines for Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Third Edition

The Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) for Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation was formulated by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in 2004 in collaboration with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW, formerly the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women or NCRFW) and the Official Development Assistance-Gender and Development (ODA-GAD) Network, with funding support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). 

The HGDG was developed to provide a common instrument in integrating gender perspectives in development programs and projects among goverment agencies, donor organizations, and other stakeholders. It has been in use for more than a decade now and it has successfully facilitated gender mainstreaming efforts, including the recognition of the value of GAD checklists. From the eight (8) sectoral checklists developed in 2004, 20 sectoral checklists are currently being used. Since 2013, a number of government agencies have provided resources and developed their own GAD checklists tailored to the needs of their sectors such as the Agriculture and Fisheries Checklist developed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Tourism Checklist developed by the Department of Tourism (DOT), and the GAD Checklist for the Energy Sector developed by the Department of Energy (DOE).

State of the Filipino Women 2015 Report

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.

More Alike Than Different: Women, Men and Gender As Social Construction

This occasional paper explains the difference between sex and gender and explores the connections between the two. Moreover, it is described here how gender is manifested in the society and how it is commonly explained in a more contemporary social theory.

Updates of the Philippines Development Plan for women 1991-1992

This publication presents the updates on the implementation of Philippine Development Plan for Women for the year 1991-1992.

Too little, too late: an alternative Philippine report on government initiatives for women

This paper presents the source of Filipino women’s oppression and exploitation during the period of 1976-1985. Specifically, this paper provides an analysis of the official policy statement on women found in the national Five-year Development Plans (1978-1982 and 1983-1987) and their applications and implications on government initiatives.

Women in the Philippines: A Country Report

This is a review and appraisal of progress made in attaining the objective of the United Nations Decade for Women.

Gender Mainstreaming: A Handbook for Local Development Workers

This handbook contains guidelines that are recommended as a course of action for gender mainstreaming processes, especially targeted to local development workers.

Paradox and Promise in the Philippines: A Joint Country Gender Assessment

This publication presents the country gender assessment of the Philippines. Country gender assessments provide analysis of gender and development issues with the aim of helping government and all stakeholders promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Performance Standards and Assessment Tool for Violence Against Women in the Philippines: DILG: Services of local government units.

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, in partnership with frontline agencies conceptualized and developed performance standards to serve as indicators for the delivery of anti-VAW services of government agencies and LGUs. Partner agencies are DOJ, PNP, DOH, DILG, DSWD and the LGUs. Each of the performance standards is accompanied by an Assessment Tool. The Assessment Tool, which has the same parameters and indicators as the performance standards, aims to determine the degree that the set standards are adhered to.
 
The development and finalization of these performance standards was a result of the concerted efforts of local government units, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through the National Barangay Operations Office, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) and partner non-government organizations. The development of this tool was assisted by a consultant Ms. Mary Jardiniano of D2KA (District 2 Kababaihan Laban sa Karahasan). The project was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

 

Performance Standards and Assessment Tools for Services Addressing Violence Against Women in the Philippines: Department of Health: Women & Children Protection Units & Health Services.

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, in partnership with frontline agencies conceptualized and developed performance standards to serve as indicators for the delivery of anti-VAW services of government agencies and LGUs. Partner agencies are DOJ, PNP, DOH, DILG, DSWD and the LGUs. Each of the performance standards is accompanied by an Assessment Tool. The Assessment Tool, which has the same parameters and indicators as the performance standards, aims to determine the
degree that the set standards are adhered to.
 
The development and finalization of the performance standards for the Women and Children Protection Units (WCPUs) was a result of the concerted efforts of the Department of Health through the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC), the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) and some representatives from a few Metro Manila based WCPUs. The development of this tool was assisted by a consultant, Dr. Carolyn Sobritchea of the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies. The project was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Performance Standards and Assessment Tools for Services Addressing Violence Against Women in the Philippines: Department of Justice: Prosecution services.

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), in partnership with frontline agencies with direct mandate to provide services addressing violence against women (VAW), conceptualized and developed the performance standards to serve as indicators for the delivery of anti-VAW services of government agencies and local government units (LGUs). Partner agencies are the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Each agency has a Performance Standard which is accompanied by an Assessment Tool. The assessment tool, which has the same parameters and indicators as the performance standards, aims to determine the degree that the set standards are adhered to by the concerned agency and its sub-national and local instrumentalities.
 
The development and finalization of the Performance Standards and Assessment tool for the prosecution related services for VAW was a result of the combined efforts of the DOJ – National Prosecution Service (NPS), through its Taskforces on Women and Children’s Concerns and Anti-Human Trafficking and the NCRFW. The development of this tool was assisted by Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN), an alternative law group. The project was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Performance Standards and Assessment Tools for Services Addressing Violence Against Women in the Philippines: Department of Social Welfare and Development: Psychosocial counseling services.

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), in partnership with frontline agencies with direct mandate to provide services addressing violence against women (VAW), conceptualized and developed the performance standards to serve as indicators for the delivery of anti-VAW services of government agencies and local government units (LGUs). Partner agencies are the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Each agency has a Performance Standard which is accompanied by an Assessment Tool. The assessment tool, which has the same parameters and indicators as the performance standards, aims to determine the degree that the set standards are adhered to by the concerned agency and its sub-national and local instrumentalities.

Performance Standards and Assessment Tools for Services Addressing Violence Against Women in the Philippines: Philippine National Police: Investigation & Police services.

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), in partnership with frontline agencies with direct mandate to provide services addressing violence against women (VAW), conceptualized and developed the performance standards to serve as indicators for the delivery of anti-VAW services of government agencies and local government units (LGUs). Partner agencies are the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Each agency has a Performance Standard which is accompanied by an Assessment Tool. The assessment tool, which has the same parameters and indicators as the performance standards, aims to determine the degree that the set standards are adhered to by the concerned agency and its sub-national and local instrumentalities.
 
The development and finalization of the Performance Standards and Assessment tool for the police services in the investigation and handling of VAW was a result of the combined efforts of the Philippine National Police– Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (PNP-DIDM), through the Women and Children’s Concern Division and the NCRFW. The development of this tool was assisted by Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN), an alternative law group. The project was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Transforming women’s lives: the Philippine experience (Country Report June 2000)

This publication is an assessment report of the 5 year implementation of the Platform for Action (PFA) a platform crafted to for the equality, development and peace for all women.

A Compendium of Case Studies for Gender Sensitivity Training; Gender analysis; Gender-responsive planning

This trainer’s guide provides core messages with insights on how to establish concepts, and gender-sensitive methodologies and a “little trainers” who offers suggestions and significant ideas relative to the conduct of gender sensitivity training, gender analysis, and gender responsive planning. Case studies presented in other volumes were summarized in this compilation.

Addressing Gender Issues in APEC Concerns: Selected Useful Practices From the Philippines

This monograph is published in support of the implementation of the "Framework for the Integration of Women in APEC. The cases presented here address the three elements of the framework: gender analysis, collection and use of data classified by sex, and involvement of women in the fora and activities of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Gender Focus

January-March 2000
Newsletter of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)