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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

From where I stand: Edna Valdez

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Edna Valdez, 58, a former migrant domestic worker, is now the President of Bannuar Ti La Union, an organization that works for migrant women’s rights in the La Union province of Philippines. Having experienced the hardships of migration first-hand, Ms. Valdez conducts trainings in her community about migrant workers’ rights, risks of illegal recruitment and trafficking, and access to services. More

UN Women to launch women, peace and security publications

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Four publications on women, peace and security, produced by UN Women, will be launched on 28 October during the women’s agenda presentation to the ARMM Regional Government in Cotabato City. More

Harvesting partnerships for peace

Thursday, October 20, 2016

“For the first time, in so many years, I was finally able to share my own experience of armed conflict to other people, to other women; I was relieved,” said Noraida Abo, Executive Director of United Youth of the Philippines-Women (UNYPHIL-Women) during a partners’ workshop held on 28-29 September 2016, in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. Noraida is just one of the individuals, along with their respective organizations... More

Putting women at the heart of peacebuilding in the Bangsamoro, in the Philippines

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Filipino women, civil society, and political institutions are working hard towards achieving sustainable peace in the Bangsamoro, in the Philippines. After a complex history of conflict, colonialisation, and a long struggle for independence, the Filipino and Moro people are fighting for gender equality and peace. The Philippines, and the Moro people, suffered through colonisation by the Spanish during the 16th to 19th centuries, including in the Moro-Spanish wars. These... More

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