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Championing a more peaceful, secure and gender-inclusive BARMM

Monday, March 1, 2021

As a demonstration of commitment to place gender at the core of collaborative security action in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines, representatives from the Government and from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, security actors and representatives from women’s organizations came together for a three-day workshop (3–5 February 2021) to discuss how to strengthen cooperation on a range of issues related to gender and security in BARMM.

Philippine power distributer Meralco to promote gender inclusivity in the workplace

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Meralco, a leading electric distribution utility in the Philippines, announced that it will give priority to building a gender-inclusive workplace by attracting and developing female talent as well as widen their career opportunities, especially in more experienced and senior positions.

UN Women, Donors Provided Assistance to 450 Families in Waterways Communities

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

UN Women Philippines continued its efforts in helping communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses (Typhoon Vamco), as part of its ongoing efforts in humanitarian aid initiated in November.

UN Women, business partners send relief to 3,250 families affected by typhoon in Philippines

Thursday, December 17, 2020

UN Women and businesses mobilized by broadcast journalist Karen Davila have brought hygiene kits and other relief goods to hundreds of women and girls whose lives were upended by a typhoon in Rizal province on Luzon Island, Philippines.

"You are not alone! Call our helplines. A social worker will be on the other end to listen and help"

Friday, December 11, 2020

Interview with Pacita “Bing” Fortin, social worker at the Babaeng BiyaHero Psychosocial Support Team, Quezon City, The Philippines

Philippine event marks milestone in the promotion of women, peace and security

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

UN Women celebrated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security (WPS), bringing together women and gender advocates in the Philippines. The Philippines was the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to adopt a National Action Plan on WPS.

KP government committed to ending violence against women in province

Friday, November 27, 2020

Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Information Technology Zia Ullah Bangash along with members of Women Parliamentary Caucus KP (WPC-KP) on Thursday unveiled the Code of Conduct for Protection of Women against Harassment at Workplace displayed at the Provincial Assembly KP to express commitment for fighting harassment and violence against women. The Advisor and WPC members on the occasion said that the KP government was committed to take all necessary actions and accelerate efforts to end all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) in the province.

UN Women Leads Humanitarian Response to Typhoon Ulysses in Luzon, Philippines

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Supported by private-sector partners, UN Women has begun leading efforts to help thousands of people affected by a typhoon in Rizal province on Luzon Island, northern Philippines.

Filipina business leaders win prestigious UN Women awards for gender equality in the workplace

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Four Filipino companies that give priority to gender equality and women’s leadership in business and the workplace have won the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards given by UN Women in the Asia-Pacific. They qualify to compete at the regional WEPs Awards event in December after bagging the top national gender equality trophies.

From Where I Stand: “There is nothing I want more than a peaceful community where we can live in our ancestral domain, practicing our traditional culture”

Friday, October 30, 2020

Aileen Kesa Marie U. Hualde grew up in an indigenous community under martial law in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. After having to flee her own home as a child, today she is advocating for other indigenous women who are still suffering from the consequences of conflict, violence and displacement. “Where I grew up, armed conflict and violence are intertwined parts of our story as a people. I was only a young girl when we were placed under martial law. To me, this is one of the darkest periods in the history of Mindanao..."

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