Publications

Training Guide on Formulating the GAD Agenda

On September 19, 2018, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) issued Memorandum Circular 2018-04 or the Guidelines for the Preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Agenda. It also reiterated the process of JMC 2012-01 to set the GAD Agenda the setting of the GAD agenda as one of the steps in formulating the GAD plan.
 

The GAD Agenda is the agency’s strategic framework and plan on gender mainstreaming. The timeframe of the GAD Agenda is six years to provide agencies with direction in setting and monitoring their GAD initiatives to achieve the twin goals of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). It will also serve as the basis for the annual formulation of programs, activities, and projects
(PAPs) to be included in the GAD Plans and Budgets (GPBs) of agencies. The development of the GAD Agenda shall be guided by the desired GEWE outcomes relevant to the agency’s mandates as embodied in the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) and other gender-related laws; the Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development (PPGD) 1995-2025; and the term plans on GEWE, as well as GAD-related commitments like the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It shall also be anchored on the priorities and thrusts of the government as expressed in the Philippine Development Plan, Cabinet Cluster Roadmaps, and various sectoral plans.
 

The PCW developed this tool to guide GAD trainers in providing technical assistance to agencies in the formulation of the GAD Agenda.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy

This strategy lays the groundwork for that aspiration, by identifying how our guiding principles should be reflected in our programmatic approach and activities, as well as in our day-to-day office work and internal policy and practice. As such, this strategy spans both our organizational functions and our project management cycle. In both arenas, we aim to undertake actions that transform relationships of power to create a world where everyone can communicate freely and have a voice in their future, where freedom of expression and access to information are enjoyed by all.
 
This strategy outlines our framework — a set of meaningful objectives which will shape the way we plan, design, implement, monitor and learn from our work. It is complimented by an ambitious action plan, which maps out specific and targeted activities to operationalize this strategy, with timeframes, indicators and responsibilities.
 
This strategy and the associated objectives and action plan were developed as an outgrowth of Internews’ five-year Women’s Initiative, “Women’s Voices, Powering Change” (https://women. internews.org). It has also been informed by foundational work done with the assistance of a grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). That grant focused on an external gender equality review of a multi-country program overseen by a UK-based program team, as well as initial work to develop an organisationally coherent gender and/or inclusion policy.

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.

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-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).

Understanding masculinities, results from the International Men and Gender Equality Study in the Middle East and North Africa.

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is the first multi-country study of its kind and size in the Middle East and North Africa. Coordinated by UN Women and Promundo, in collaboration with local research partners, the report takes a never-before-seen look at what it means to be a man in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine today. Exploring key issues at home and at work, in public and private life, and their attitudes towards gender equality; It also provides women’s perspectives on the same issues.

This publication was produced under the Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, UN Women Regional Office for Arab States, and was generously funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017.

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs tracks female entrepreneurs’ ability to capitalize on opportunities granted through various supporting conditions within their local environments and is the weighted sum of three components: 1) Women’s Advancement Outcomes (degree of bias against women as workforce participants, political and business leaders, as well as the financial strength and entrepreneurial inclination of women), 2) Knowledge Assets and Financial Assets (degree of access women have to basic financial services, advanced knowledge assets, and support for small and medium enterprises), and 3) Supporting Entrepreneurial Conditions (overall perceptions on the ease on conducting business locally, quality of local governance, women’s perception of safety levels and cultural perception of women’s household financial influence).