PCW continues to focus on promoting women’s rights in its 49th year.

Philippine Commission on Women vows to continue upholding women’s rights and fighting discrimination

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has reaffirmed its commitment to championing the rights of women and young girls in the face of discrimination, gender-based violence, and stereotypes in the country.

During the program, Tinig ng Kababaihan, PCW Deputy Executive Director for Management Services Atty. Khay Ann Magundayao-Borlado stated that the commission will actively work towards necessary reforms in laws that are “disadvantageous” to women.

Borlado highlighted provisions in the Anti-Rape Law and the Civil Code of the Philippines as examples of laws that need reform to better protect women.

Additionally, the PCW will continue to support the passage of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) Law and the standardization of divorce in the country as part of its efforts to promote gender equality.

“We believe that in advocating for women’s rights lies the equal opportunities for all gender,” Borlado emphasized.

The PCW also plans to focus on creating advocacies for women in the informal sector, ensuring inclusive access to information and technology.

Borlado underscored that the goals and initiatives of the PCW align with the mandates outlined in the Magna Carta for Women, emphasizing that “women’s rights are human rights.”

The PCW, formerly known as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), will mark its 49th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 7. Since its establishment, it has been at the forefront of promoting women’s rights and gender equality in the Philippines.

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