GAD News Feeds - July 12 – 18, 2014


July 12 –18, 2014

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MB/July 16, 2014/Provincial/Nonoy Lacson

Gender Awareness

Zamboanga City – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) conducted a seminar on Gender Awareness Development (GAD) for the operatives of the Regional Highway Patrol Unit in Region 9 (RHPU-9), which aims to remind them about “respect and courtesy” that they should extend to motorists while enforcing traffic laws along the national highways in the region.

BM/July 16, 2014/Nation/Jovee Marie N. Dela Cruz

Arroyos seek more benefits for solo parents

LAKAS Reps. Diosdado Macapagal-Arroyo of Camarines Sur and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of Pampanga have proposed a bill granting additional benefits to solo parents.

MB/July 15, 2014/National/Jun Ramirez

Mison to intensify campaign vs trafficking

International human trafficking can only be stopped if governments and non-government organizations join hands in fighting the menace.

MB/July 15, 2014/Nation/AP

Church of England allows women to become bishops

London– The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes Monday with an overwhelming vote in favor of allowing women to become bishops.

MB/July 13, 2014/Business

BPW Makati helps women step up

A Philippine delegation recently returned from the International Federation of Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Triennial Congress in Jeju, Korea. As a voting member for the Philippines, the delegation supported resolutions that included support to rights of disabled women, gender empowerment to reduce damages by disasters, gender balance on boards, prevention of child marriages and forced marriages, among others.

MB/July 13, 2014/Opinions and Editorials/Leandro DD Coronel

Bargain Filipinas

When will the humiliation and indignity of Filipinas abroad end? When are we bringing them back home? The immediate answer is “not any time soon.” More than 10 million Filipinos work abroad (the actual number has got to be higher). More than half of them – 51 percent – are women.

MB/July 13, 2014/Opinions and Editorials

Information: Global report on United Nations Millennium Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) released on July 7, 2014, a global scorecard on efforts to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), embodied in the Millennium Declaration signed by 189 UN member-states, including the Philippines, during a summit in 2000 in New York City. The MDGs are eight goals and targets to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat human immunodefiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), malaria, and other diseases, ensure environment sustainability, and develop a global partnership for development – all by the end of 2015.

MB/July 13, 2014/Latest news

New EU executive likely to be stacked with ‘men in grey suits’

Brussels (AFP) – The EU boasts several powerful women — indeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be the continent’s most powerful person — but the top jobs being decided for its European Commission are likely to be overwhelmingly filled by men.

MB/July 13, 2014/Paronama/Susan Ople

Kudos, DoJ!

A recent decision issued by the Department of Justice (DoJ) in relation to the so-called “sex-for-flight” complaints can be a game-changer in how aggrieved overseas workers can run after embassy personnel who committed acts of sexual harassment against their own wards.


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IPS News/July 16, 2014/Julia Holtz

What Selfies Have in Common with the SDGs

WASHINGTON, Jul 16 2014 (IPS) - “My cousin was a very successful and distinguished student. She said that she finished high school with excellent grades and enrolled in college, but a month later, her parents forced her to leave school and burned all her books and studying material. So, the girl set fire to herself.”

IPS News/July 16, 2014/Ifran Ahmed

Pakistani Rights Advocates Fight Losing Battle to End Child Marriages

LAHORE, Jul 16 2014 (IPS) - At first glance, there is nothing very unusual about Muhammad Asif Umrani. A resident of Rojhan city located in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, he is expectantly awaiting the birth of his first child, barely a year after his wedding day. A few minutes of conversation, however, reveal a far more complex story: Umrani is just 14 years old, preparing for fatherhood while still a child himself. His ‘wife’, now visibly pregnant, is even younger than he, though she declined to disclose her name and real age.

IPS News/July 15, 2014/Thalif Deen

U.N.’s New Development Goals Must Also Be Measurable for Rich

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 2014 (IPS) - The United Nations is on the verge of releasing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – perhaps 17 or more – to replace the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which will run out by the end of 2015.

The Guardian/July 13, 2014/Oliver Milman

Australian women still 75 years behind on pay equality, says Oxfam

Country ranks well among G20 countries but women still contribute two to five hours' more unpaid work a day