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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

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

#SafeCities Hackathon

21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016

Korphil IT Training Center, Quirino Highway, Quezon City, Philippines

CEDAW AT 35: Advancing Women’s Human Rights, Milestones Reached and More to Come

14 March 2016

The data on the Philippines bears out the results of consistent and concerted efforts by the government and the vital women’s movement to promote substantive equality. The Philippines ranks 7th on the Global Gender Gap Index which tracks economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment. There is real progress in education and health though much more to... More

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality awards USD 1.4 million for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia Pacific

21 December 2015

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality announced the awarding of USD 1.4 million in grants to four innovative programmes in Asia and the Pacific starting in January 2016. These high-impact programmes were designed by women-led civil society organizations, and have been selected to jumpstart the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The new programmes will strengthen women’s right to adequate standard of living, dignity and... More

To walk the streets of Quezon City without fear of violence against women

10 December 2015

Teresita Longcanaya, 51, accompanies her daughter, 26, to the tricycle (rickshaw) terminal early every morning, on her way to work. She then meets up with her again at the same location in the evening, to accompany her home safely. A mother of five, Teresita says she has overheard men loitering around the terminal say: “There is a beautiful lady who is always accompanied by her mother, if only her mother was not around.” She is afraid her daughter may be sexually harassed or held up... More

High-level dialogue, Economies that Work for Women - Speech by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women

11 September 2015

Thank you all for joining us today. On behalf of UN Women, I extend our appreciation to the Government of the Philippines, in particular the department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Commission on Women, for co-hosting this High Level Dialogue on “Economies that work for women. This is a good... More

UN Women joins hands with key partners in the Philippines

10 September 2015

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with officials from the Philippine Commission on Women and the Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the shared agenda of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Executive Director emphasized the importance of not only quantitative but also qualitative and substantive progress in achieving gender equality. Gains are notable, with the Philippines ranking in the top 10 most... More

UN Women Executive Director announces collaborative study with Asian Development Bank

09 September 2015

During a two-day Mission in the Philippines, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, addressed the Eminent Speakers’ Forum of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote gender equality and women’s rights within a regional context. ADB and UN Women will work together on a collaborative study announced during the Mission that will help Asia and the Pacific track its progress in realizing gender equality. It will prioritize... More

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