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International Women's Day 2018 in the Philippines

23 March 2018

De La Salle University (DLSU) , Manila, Philippines

After the Marawi siege: Women's recovery and peacebuilding in the Philippines

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Women internally displaced by conflict and violent extremism often face multiple hardships. Loss of livelihoods, insecure housing, and a lack of access to services reduces women's ability to lead recovery efforts and rebuild their homes and communities. Women displaced by the 2017 siege in Marawi City in the Philippine's southern island of Mindanao told UN Women that finding income generating opportunities to restore their livelihoods is their top priority... More

ASEAN inter-sectoral coordination for Women Migrant Workers in crisis

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Women migrant workers face particular challenges at the cross-section of several sectors: gender, migration, health, justice and others. To address this, ASEAN has initiated better coordination between its agencies responsible for women's rights, migrant workers and the protection of children, as well as disaster management. The aim is to improve the protection of women migrant workers' rights and their access to services, in particular in times of crisis... More

After long years of work overseas, Philippines a migrant goes home and successfully sets up business

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ellen Elecanal spent almost her entire adult life taking care of other people's families, a long journey of adaptation in three foreign countries. Now she's finally back home looking after her own family--but still trying to adapt, this time to a place no longer familiar after being away a quarter century. Here in Iloilo province of central Philippines, Ms. Elecanal, 49 and single, tends the bakery shop she opened with her... More

Building a community of practice for transitional justice

Friday, December 15, 2017

Almost 100 stakeholders participated in a Community of Practice Symposium to Promote a Gender-Sensitive Transitional Justice Agenda organized by UN Women Philippine Project Office last 5-6 December at the New World Hotel in Makati City. Bangsamoro women leaders, key government agencies with relevant mandates on transitional justice... More

ASEAN agencies from different sectors join forces to improve the protection of women migrant workers in crisis situations

Friday, December 15, 2017

Four ASEAN sectoral bodies, overseeing women’s and children’s rights, migrant workers, and disaster management, met in Manila today for the first time to discuss the particular challenges facing women migrant workers in crisis situations. Women migrant workers are often the most vulnerable to crises, and have the least access to support services and tools... More

Leading in Urban Safety: Metro Manila Mayors Act to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Metro Manila mayors demonstrated leadership in urban safety today at the SAFE CITIES METRO MANILA MAYORS CONFERENCE: “Leading in Urban Safety and Protection of Women and Girls from Sexual Harassment and Violence in Public Spaces”, held at Novotel Manila in Quezon City, which was co- convened by the Quezon City Local Government and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) Safe Cities Programme. Fifteen out... More

Helping Philippine female migrant domestic workers face difficulties of going home

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Many of the Philippine women working abroad face exploitation and abuse, but they may face even greater challenges when it’s time to go back home. After long years of separation from family and country, they are estranged from children and spouses and have problems finding new work when they return back home. And despite so many hours of toil abroad, they often don’t have enough savings to get started again. These women have... More

Philippine workers overseas now living mores securely with implementation of new law

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The law, signed by former President Benigno Aquino III in May, reformed the overseas Workers Welfare Administration and turned it into a government agency receiving funding from the government, instead of only... More

Amplifying women’s voices, reclaiming women’s spaces in the Bangsamoro

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It was a reunion for the fifty-five Bangsamoro women leaders last 26-27 October in Cotabato City - women former combatants from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) meeting with their sisters from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF); young women from the islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi meeting those from Maguindanao, Lanao provinces and North Cotabato; and Badjao women of Basilan meeting the Tedurays of Maguindanao.... More

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