2014

PCW-DILG-DBM-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular 2013-01: Guidelines on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women

The JMC 2013-01 contains comprehensive guidelines to localize the provisions of RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) Act of 2009. It prescribes the creation and/or strengthening of institutional mechanisms to facilitated the identification of gender-specific gaps and entry points for gender mainstreaming in social and administrative structures of LGUs.

Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE) Plan 2013−2016

The Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality Plan 2013−2016 is the fourth gender-focused plan formulated by the Philippines since 1989; the first ones being the Philippine Development Plan for Women (PDPW 1989−1992), the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development (PPGD 1995− 2025),and the Framework Plan for Women (FPW2004−2010). Reports on the implementation of these plans indicate that many of the gender concerns they raised have been addressed.However, there are still many issues that need attention and resolution and recent developments have given rise to yet new issues requiring new solutions.

Cases of Street Harassment Among UDM Female Students; a Reference for GBV Legislation

The primary purpose of this study is to share a knowledge about the different cases of street harassment in female UdM tudents which would serve as a reference for GBV legislation.
The following assumptions serve as a guide in this study: 1) Women who are being victimized of street harassment are monir students often experience the incidents during night time while travelling from home to school and vice versa; 2) Majority of the respondents had experience street harassment; 3) Students are often experience street harassment or within every few days; 4) Most students who become a victim of street harassment become physically conscious while a least number of the respondents become depressed after incidents. and 5) A large number of the respondents who experienced the incidents gave a negative response.
A descriptive method of research was utilized in the study. a total of 151 respondents from Universidad de Manila were chosen. Descriptive survey method was used to analyze the data. The researchers provided a questionnaire that consists of five parts: 1) designed to obtain the respondents profile, as well as the place and time of street harassment victimization; 2) the respondents frequency of exposure to identified types of street harassment; 3) the perceive seriousness of street harassment victimization; 4) the perceive effects of the problem in the physical and psycholical well-being of the respondents; and 5) the reponses of the respondents in coping with street harassment victimization.

Strengthening the IACVAWC in Responding to VAWC Complaints

This Re-Entry Project aims to address the inadequacy of the IACVAWC to proactively respond to VAWC-related complaints according to the IRR of RA 9262.
Proposed interventions will address the gap in three ways: 1) by enforcing the directing function of the member-agencies as part of their commitments inthe IACVAWC; 2) by enabling the Council to act on VAWC complaints and enforcing this role through a resolution; and 3) by increasing the awarenessof the general public on VAWC, remedies under the law and that VAWC complaints can be elevated to the Council for their action.
The ReP aims to contribute to the "full implementation of RA 9262 and RA 9710 to protect and promote the rights of women as vulnerable groups" and address the MCW provision of "enhanced policies, programs, facilities and services to ensure protection of women against all forms of violence" towards the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.

Domestic legal remedies for technology-related violence against women: Review of related studies and literature.

A Case study from the Philippines: When nude photographs are dragged into the limelight.

A Case study from the Philippines: Child pornography pays the bills in Cordova.

A Case study from the Philippines: An Illicit video and one woman's battle for justice.

End violence: Women's rights and safety online: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online: YouTube: A case study.

End violence: Women's rights and safety online: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online: Twitter: A case study.