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

21 June 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

08 March 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

15 December 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

01 December 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

26 October 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

23 October 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

20 October 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

20 October 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

Photo essay: In the Philippines, women migrant workers rebuild lives, advocate for each other

15 September 2016

In the past two decades, an annual average of 172,000 Filipino women have left the country as migrant workers, in the quest for decent work and adequate income. More

Hacking to combat sexual harassment in Philippines

20 July 2016

Clau Yagyagan, 24, won the “#Safe Cities Hackathon: Tech the Path to Women’s Safety”. The UN Women Safe Cities Metro Manila (SC MM) Programme held the first ever hackathon or computer programming competition that aimed to find information and mobile technology. The hackathon competition saw fifty-six seasoned and emerging hackers work in teams and... More

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