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Accused of sexism, Duterte vows to fight for women's rights

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:53 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte creates 'a culture of violence that endangers women and children,' says the activist group Akbayan Women

WITH THE PEOPLE. Duterte listening to a Davao City resident in his office. Photo by Davao City Government

WATCH: This museum shows the horrors of being a woman

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:28 PM

This 'experiential museum' hopes to make its visitors reflect on what they can do as individuals to fight violence against women (VAW)

Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

Bicol landmark turns orange for campaign to end violence vs women

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:42 AM

The Cagsawa Ruins in Albay take on the color of hope in support of the Orange Your Icon campaign

CAGSAWA RUINS TURNS ORANGE. Using special lighting, local authorities turn the famous Albay landmark orange in support of the campaign to fight violence against women. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Ahon, Pinay! Uplifting women and recognizing their roles in society

Apr 04, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The Philippine Commission on Women Ariel and other organizations celebrated Women’s Month

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

International Women's Day: A salute to women workers

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:39 AM

On March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day highlighting the achievements of women Today however is also about women’s struggles

PH Commission on Women to political parties: Respect women

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The Philippine Commission on Women also commends those who expressed indignation over the lewd dance performance at the birthday celebration of a Liberal Party lawmaker

RESPECT, PROTECT WOMEN. The Philippine Commission on Women, chaired by Remedios Rikken, called on political parties to respect women following the incident at a birthday party of a lawmaker featuring sexy dancers. Photo from the Philippine Commission on Women Facebook account

Change.org petition to Aquino: Apologize over 'offensive' LP show

Oct 02, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The petition also calls for an investigation into the conduct of government officials in violation of the Magna Carta of Women

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the Press Conference at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday (September 17, 2015). The President also showed images of the slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, killed by the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in the January 25 encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Empowering women through micro-entrepreneurship

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Economic mobility is often difficult for women given their dual roles of having to earn and managing the household Micro entrepreneurship can help

IN PHOTOS: Filipino women in action

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine Commission Women highlights the diversity of Filipino women s roles and capabilities

Agta Woman. Photo by Katrina Angela B. Rivera

The roles of gov't agencies in promoting women's rights

Mar 14, 2015 - 12:07 PM

The government has assigned specific roles to national agencies to help improve the lives of women in the country

Call for photos: Celebrating National Women's Month

Feb 10, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Press release: The photo contest aims to capture the essential representation and role played by Filipino women as leaders and decision makers

Search for most gender-fair PH media

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:29 PM

A public service announcement from the Philippine Commission on Women: Nominate the most gender fair media

Remembering the rape of Rosario Baluyot

Jun 14, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Rosario died from a severe infection in her cervix in May 1987 Parts of an electronic vibrator were stuck inside her vagina for over 7 months

Why many of the hungry are women

Mar 25, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Women account for around 60 of the world’s chronically hungry despite producing more than half of the world s food

WOMEN. In the Philippines, women provide 84% of the total household time spent on childcare; making it hard for them to find jobs outside their "unpaid work" at home. Photo by Jes Aznar/AFP

Laws that discriminate against women

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Women s rights groups are advocating for a change to archaic laws that discriminate against women