Publications

Barangay VAW Desk Handbook (Tagalog)

This handbook provides barangay officials with a step-by-step guide in establishing and maintaining a Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk in their respective barangays. It contains information on how to efficiently and effectively address VAW cases. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of barangay officials as well as VAW desk officers as person-in-charge of the Desk.

PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01

This booklet provides the guidelines and procedures for the establishment, strengthening, and institutionalization of the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) in constitutional bodies, government departments, agencies, bureaus, SUCs, GOCCs and all other government instrumentalities; and to clarify the roles and responsibilities, composition and structure of the GFPS to enable it to function as a mechanism for catalyzing and accelerating gender mainstreaming in the agency towards the promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

GAD Code Guidelines

This handbook provides the necessary information on how the stakeholders, particularly the LGUs, will develop and pass a GAD Code based on the gender issues and concerns in their respective localities based on consultation with their women constituents and the women's empowerment and gender equality agenda of the government. The GAD Code shall also serve as basis for identifying programs, activities, and projects on GAD. The book includes the Philippine Commission on Women's Memorandum Circular No. 2009-1 (Guidelines on the Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of a Gender and Development Code).

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.

Public Budgeting for Children's Rights in the Philippines; a Resource Book.

The CRC Asia developed the resource book to provide a reference material for civil society organizations working on children's rights to equip them with the knowledge on engaging the Philippine Public Finance Management System. The resource book is an outcome of a series of learning and consultations with representatives of various national an d local child rights, people's organizations, women's organizations, persons with disabilityfocused organizations and other human rights organizations. The said learning sessions also had officials from local government units and national government agencies share their knowledge and practical insighs about the planning and budgeting processes in the country.

Women, Peace and Security in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao; a Civil Society Report

This civil society report on Women, Peace and Security in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was commissioned by the Women Engaged in Action on UNSCR 1325 (WE Act 1325) under its Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities through Socially Cohesive, Transparent, Accountable and Responsive Transition (BASIC START) in the Bangsamoro project supported by Oxfam in the Philippines. BASIC START in the Bangsamoro has the twin objectives of strengthening women’s leadership and participation in governance and undertaking research that will feed into policy-making – this study aimed to contribute to the latter.
 
This political project involved State actors as the duty bearers accountable to the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1325 and 1820. The institutional blueprint came in the form of a National Action Plan (NAP) that served as a policy guide for WPS. During the launch of the Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Resolution, the Philippines was lauded for the great strides it accomplished — particularly, in the areas of women’s inclusion in the peace process and financing the NAP, among others. At the national level, headway has been made as regards institutional infrastructure and mechanisms, capacity building, policy formulation, and monitoring and evaluation. Accomplishments in these areas were guided by two generations of NAP WPS — the first, launched in 2010 and the second, an amended NAP adopted in 2014.
 
This study is a knowledge product aimed at mapping out the institutional dynamics of localizing WPS in a region that has experienced — and continues to experience — conflict.
 

The Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action

This Handbook usefully stresses that ensuring that all people affected by crisis are reached with a needs and capacities-adapted response is a matter of quality and effective programming, and is no longer a negotiable requirement for humanitarian actors. Integrating gender considerations into humanitarian programming contributes to enhancing access to assistance. By fostering meaningful participation of women, girls, men and boys, we can design our responses better. Affording protection to all groups in vulnerable situations must be a cornerstone of our efforts. We all need to do more to prevent and mitigate protection risks and ensure that adequate responses are provided. I hope that this Handbook will become an international resource that contributes to this work.
 
This handbook sets out the rationale for integrating gender equality into humanitarian action and provides practical guidance for doing so across sectors. The main objective is to support humanitarian actors in reaching all people affected by crisis by:

  1. Ensuring that the specific needs, capacities and priorities of women, girls, men and boys are identified and that assistance targets the persons and groups most in need;
  2. Informing women, girls, men and boys of their entitlements and available resources and engaging their participation and women’s leadership in programme design; and
  3. Monitoring and evaluating the impact of our programmes and strategies on those we assist, including identifying and dismantling barriers and discrimination, including by promoting and enabling women’s leadership at the community level and in other decision-making processes.

The handbook is divided into the following three sections:
PART A explains the basics of gender and why the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment is essential to effective, participatory and equitable humanitarian protection and assistance.
PART B explains how to integrate gender into the different phases of a programme cycle, using the United Nations-led humanitarian coordination process — the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) — as the working example.
PART C provides specific guidance in 11 sectors: cash-based programming; camp coordination and camp management; early recovery; education; food security; health; livelihoods; nutrition; protection; shelter; and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This section sets out the key ways in which gender affects the outcomes of specific sectors and can be integrated across the HPC. The handbook provides practical guidance on developing sector-specific solutions using gender analysis. Given the importance of cross-sectoral coordination, where possible sector actors should review the content of all relevant sections and not just those that apply directly to their sphere of operations.
 
This Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action draws upon many tools, guidance documents and other resources developed by the United Nations, national and international NGOs and academic sources. Each sectoral chapter features a list of resources specific to that area of concern.

Research in Gender Equality

The Action Plan recognized that women’s perspectives had a special priority. At the time, it was more or less evident that researchers engaged in women’s studies were female and that women could bring new perspectives to research. Today the situation is different. Gender researchers, the research councils and politicians all face new challenges as a consequence of the changes that have taken place since the 1980s in relation to both gender and equality issues, as well as in university policies.
 
Gender research is often taken for granted by university authorities, research councils and politicians. Yet since the days of the Action Plan Denmark has lagged behind the other Nordic countries and the EU when it comes to serious and dedicated support and initiatives. Existing resources and positions, institutions and journals need to be strengthened and improved, for example, in the form of the consistent and radical gender mainstreaming of research programs, ventures and recruitment, as well as in the creation of a new strategic research program for gender and equality research.
 
In this publication, Danish gender researchers describe the central and most critical questions in their respective fields. Spread over 28 research themes, the publication is intended as an introduction for students with an interest in the field and as a handbook for journalists, as well as to provide politicians with short introductions to certain themes and to offer researchers an introduction to fields outside of their own specific areas of interest. The publication demonstrates that gender research in the 21st century is still alive and kicking, able to provide relevant, critical and cross disciplinary knowledge and perspectives on social challenges. We hope you enjoy reading it!
 
The journal welcomes articles from both established researchers and PhD students, as well as occasionally from MA students. Since 2010, the journal has published one English-language issue each year, as its aim is to further the internationalization of Danish gender research. The editorial board of Women, Gender & Research consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at different Danish and Nordic Universities. The aim of Women, Gender & Research is to continue to contribute to raising the quality of Danish gender research.

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.