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Raising women and youth’s voices for peace in the Bangsamoro

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In 2014, a bill was filed to create a new political entity in southern Philippines – to be called ‘the Bangsamoro’. The creation of the Bangsamoro was one of the key features of the peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The bill to establish the Bangsamoro aims to fulfil the right of Muslim Filipinos in the... More

High school students in the Philippines paint “roads to safety for women and girls”

Monday, July 16, 2018

On a day celebrating the country’s freedom from colonial rule, 65 high school students painted pictures on roads by Quezon City Hall to call for another kind of freedom -- for women and girls to go about public spaces without fear of sexual harassment. The Quezon City Local Government held the Street Art Painting Project on 17 June, Independence Day, in partnership with UN Women Safe Cities Metro Manila Programme. In bright, bold colors, the student artists painted the roads from the entrance to the main building of Quezon City Hall... More

UN Women urging Manila’s youths to ‘break the silence’ on sexual harassment

Friday, April 27, 2018

In Philippines’ machismo culture, sexual harassment often makes a routine bus ride across town a fearful and distressing experience for women and girls. UN Women’s Safe Cities Metro Manila Programme is trying ease that journey by stepping up efforts to encourage youths to speak up and take action to reclaim public spaces. The Safe Cities team has been meeting with university and school administrators and with student councils and organizations about... More

Expert’s take: Curbing the tide of violent extremism needs women’s voices and inclusion

Monday, April 23, 2018

Many of the women of Marawi had seen this coming. They told us they had seen the escalation in ambushes and violence well before the siege, and also a surge in religious and conservative practices, such as the closure of entertainment venues and women and girls being forced to dress conservatively. When the fighting broke out, these women and their families fled the city, as their homes and livelihoods were destroyed. When I met her at an evacuation centre on the outskirts of Marawi nine months after the battle, she had little hope of seeing her home and business again. Marawi is the first city in the Philippines to have been completely destroyed... More

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

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