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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Irene P. Tillah
Irene P. Tillah is Assemblywoman in the second district of Sulu, Philippines. She is the Chairman of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Relations. This interview was conducted during an event organized by UN Women and the Inter-parliamentary Union in the margins of CSW61 in New York.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Philippines: The Commission on Elections to hold special voters’ registration for women and girls on 8 March
MANILA — The Commission on Elections will be holding a special satellite voter registration for women and girls in Metro Manila and in other parts of the country in celebration of the National Women’s Day. In Comelec resolution 10175 promulgated on Monday, the poll body en banc directed the holding...
Friday, November 20, 2015
Michele Bachelet Advocates for Gender Quotas at the Women and Youth Dialogue
Michele Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, has participated this week in the forum ‘Women and Youth Dialogue’, celebrated this week at the Miriam College, in Quezon City (Philippines). The forum was part of the 4th National Women’s Summit, under the motto ‘Strengthening Women’s Political...
Monday, February 16, 2015
Make It Happen-International Women's day 2015
Why is it important for women to be active in politics? Mary Rose Gurrea (Philippines) answers.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Philippines
2015 is a milestone year in the development arena; it was even dubbed as the international year of evaluation. It will be the time when countries have to assess and evaluate themselves on the progress in terms of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also marks the twentieth year...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Women’s Representativeness in the Parliaments in Different Electoral Systems
A Comparative Study in Five Southeast Asian Countries: Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste: There were at least two main reasons why a study into women’s representativeness in the parliaments in five Southeast Asian Countries needed to be done. On one hand, the female...
Monday, August 25, 2014
The increased number of female members of parliament: Identifying its origins and obstacles in Indonesia, the Phillippine and Timor-Leste
It is generally recognized that women worldwide make substantial contributions towards politics, society and the economy in their country. In newly democratic countries in Southeast Asia the role of women in politics in particular has been extraordinary. There are many aspects to the political role...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion was based on country stories about how women-led...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
More women participation in governance in the Philippines?
Would increasing women participation in politics improve Philippine governance? Some lawmakers and women's rights advocates believe it would. In line with Women’s Month, lawmakers and women's rights advocate organized a Legislator’s forum last March 27 at the Sulo Riviera Hotel, addressing a bill...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Women in South Asia: Looking back at 2013, and ahead to 2014
Swarna Rajagopalan takes a look at the events that shaped women's rights and gender issues in South Asia in the last year, and what changes and developments we might see in the new year. 2013 witnessed a new awareness about sexual and gender-based violence against women in South Asia, triggered...
Friday, November 01, 2013
The Philippine National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security
The National Action Plan (NAP) is the Philippine Government’s response to the three landmark international normative standards on women, peace and security, namely, 1325 (2000) or the Women, Peace and Security, 1820 (2008) on Addressing the Issue of Widespread or Systematic Sexual Violence in Armed...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Filipino women ‘breaking ground’ in government
The Philippines has hailed a UN Security Council resolution recognising women’s role in the peace process, saying that the measure raised the status of women from “victims” of conflict to agents of amity. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles said United Nations...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Women leaders champion the call for integrity in governance
Manila –In support of anti-corruption initiatives of the Government of the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners hosted a forum today aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in governance. This forum is part of the Integrity Caravan, a year-long...
Friday, March 08, 2013
In the Philippines, women stand up for peace
At the heart of Manila’s main thoroughfare, right at the People Power monument, a large group of Muslim women gathered one Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012), in pink hijabs no less, to send an important message to the rest of the Filipino nation as the historic framework agreement on the Bangsamoro was about...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Philippines: Philippine women's group slams UN recommendation to legalize prostitution
A United Nations (UN) report which called for legalizing prostitution as a way of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in Asia and the Pacific was condemned on Monday by a Philippine non-government group advocating women's rights. Gabriela, the National Alliance of Women in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women's Rights Activist Banned From Leaving Philippines
The chair of the Gabriela Network USA, a Philippine-US women's rights solidarity organization, was prevented from leaving the Philippines last week after allegedly being placed on a watch list. Dr. Annalisa Enrile, also a University of Southern California professor, was barred by the Philippine...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Philippines: PGMA Calls on Women to Lobby for Electoral Computerization
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called on women leaders to campaign for the modernization of voting, counting and canvassing as she pointed out that funds for the computerization of elections has long been provided. Arroyo said that women must help to liberate every Filipina from a life of...