About UN Women Philippines
In 2009, following extensive advocacy, the Philippines adopted the Magna Carta of Women, a comprehensive, CEDAW-based Gender equality law, the Republic Act 9710. Through the CEDAW programme, which is now on its second phase of implementation, UN Women has played a key role in increasing understanding of CEDAW as normative framework for policy and programming on women’s human rights. Through participation in the UNCT gender theme group, UN Women has also provided technical support for mainstreaming gender equality outcomes in the UNDAF and strengthening cooperation through joint advocacy and programmes, including through the UNiTE Campaign.
In the past few years, UN Women has greatly expanded its programme presence in the Philippines, though without having a Country Office. Through the PPO, UN Women is implementing a number of projects focused on the promotion of women’s human rights, governance and peace and security, as well as in the areas of migration and safe cities.
Key projects undertaken by the Philippines Project Office include:
- Promoting and protecting migrant women’s rights in the Philippines
- Improving Women’s Human Rights in Southeast Asia
- Supporting the implementation of the Bangsamoro peace agreement
- Gender-Sensitive Transitional Justice
- UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Programme
Read more about UN Women's Work in the Philippines