Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

End violence: Women's rights and safety online: From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women

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