Her businesses shut by COVID-19, a woman in Philippines turns to helping others stay safe despite personal risk
Charmaine Ladot, 40, was among the millions of business owners who were hurt. But she didn’t just bow down in despair. Learn more
Take five: The COVID-19 challenges “are just too many to mention”
Pamela Grace P. Español-Solano is one of nine female doctors volunteering at a COVID-19 facility in southern Philippines. Learn more
Philippine Police and Customs Officers Challenge Gender Stereotypes
Officers of the Philippine security sector gathered in Manila to discuss needs of women and girls in cross-border situations.  Learn more



UN Women welcomes Women, Peace and Security milestones in the Philippines

The Philippines has today launched the country’s fourth generation National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of women’s entry into the military and uniformed services. More

(from left) Rebecca Singleton of UN Women and Kate O'Shannessy of International Organization for Migration show their support at the Metro Manila Pride march on 29 June. Photo: Alecs Ongcal

UN Women helps bring a rainbow to Metro Manila during Pride march

The sun may not have been shining on the Metro Manila Pride March in Marikina City, but the horizon was nonetheless illuminated with bright rainbow flags and costumes celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community. More




Gender at the Nexus of Violent Extremism and Trafficking in Persons in Muslim Mindanao
This report examines the gendered dimensions of the nexus of violent extremism and trafficking in persons in the context of the Philippines. More


Gendered dimensions of COVID-19 in the Philippines
This second Gender Snapshot from UN Women Philippines highlights the situation of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in the period of April to June 2020. more



Journeys out of the Ordinary


Abegail - My journey started when a woman in my village connected me and several other women to a “recruitment agency” offering waitressing jobs in Malaysia. Read more