PCW

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.

How to be a Gender-Reponsive Legislator

This handbook aims to provide legislators with basic information on GAD in the context of lawmaking. It answers questions that lawmakers may have on gender-responsive legislation. It discusses concepts such as gender, gender equality, GAD, and the role of legislature in gender mainstreaming. It presents mandates related to gender mainstreaming, as well as the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda of the PCW.

Trends and Updates on the Submission, Review, and Endorsement of FY 2018-2019 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets; and Acceptance of FY 2017-2018 Gender and Development (GAD) Accomplishment Reports

The Trends Report covers a three-year period – FYs 2016-2018 for the submission, review, and acceptance of GAD ARs; and FYs 2017-2019 for the submissions, review, and endorsement of GPBs. The data covers submitting agencies such as national government agencies (NGAs), state universities and college (SUCs), and government–owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) with GAA support for fiscal years (FY) 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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).

GAD Budget Report for FY 2019

For FY 2019, the fiscal year covered by this GAD Budget Report, agencies manifested compliance to the GAD Budget Policy. Of the 974 agencies that are registered in the Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS), 49% have complied with the FY 2019 GPB submission while 45% have complied with the submission of FY 2019 GAD ARs.

In general, the agencies have also allocated and utilized a portion of their budgets for the implementation of their client-focused programs, activities and projects (PAPs) and services addressing gender issues among their clientele or beneficiary groups; as well as organization-focused PAPs addressing gaps in gender mainstreaming within their organizations. Agencies have adopted gender analysis tools such as the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) in ensuring that regular programs and projects adopt a GAD perspective. While some agencies have encountered challenges in complying with the GAD budget policy, as they face turnover of GAD focal point system members and skills on GAD planning and budgeting have yet to be cultivated, a considerable number of agencies have reached or even surpassed the minimum five percent requirement on GAD. This is due in part to the adoption of the HGDG for GAD attribution and the results of GAD advocacy undertaken within and outside the bureaucracy.

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.

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.