Gender equality plays a crucial role in development. The Gender and Development (GAD) focal point at NAPC actively promotes the advancement of women by combating the feminization of poverty through a series of GAD activities. This year, the newly-formed GAD committee has scheduled capacity-development building among NAPC staff and the basic sectors. Key activities include Gender-Sensitivity Training (GST) and Gender-Responsive Planning (GRP). This is to create gender awareness, identify gender issues, and establish a unified action plan in order to address them. Other projects include such activities for women's empowerment as the GREAT Women Project, Grassroots Mobilization for Legislative Agenda on RH, Women's Month, Women and the Environment Month, Women's Health Day, and 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW).
Online Forum on the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW
This year’ Forum on 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) has a theme of “INFORM, PROTECT, and TRANSFORM” will be attended by 14 basic sectors’ representatives and council members all over the country and their counterpart Barangay VAW Desk Officers in their locality. The Forum will be held on December 10, 2020 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.
2020 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)
Guide for the 2020 Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)
Participation to the18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 - December 12, 2020.
- Memorandum Circular on the 2018 18-day Campaign to End VAW
- Prayer for the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women
- REPUBLIC ACT 9262 - Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) Act of 2004
The RA 9262 seeks to address the prevalence of violence against women and their children (VAWC) by their intimate partners like husband or ex-husband; live-in partner or former live-in partner; boyfriend/girlfriend or ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend; and dating partner or former dating partner.
The RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) of 2009 is a comprehensive women's human rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by recognizing, respecting, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women, especially those in the marginalized sectors.
- REPUBLIC ACT 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, as amended by RA 10364 also known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012
Trafficking in persons is an illegal act and is considered a violation of human rights. The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, adoption or receipt of a child for the purpose of exploitation or when the adoption is induced by any form of consideration for exploitative purposes shall also be considered as "trafficking in persons".
- REPUBLIC ACT 8353: An Act Expanding the Definition of the Crime of Rape and Reclassifying the same as Crime Against Persons
The RA 8353 or the Anti-Rape Law of 1997 redefines rape as a crime against persons and a public offense.
Under RA 7877, work, education, or training-related sexual harassment is "committed by an employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor, or any person who, having authority, influence, or moral ascendancy over another in a work or training or education environment, demands, requests, or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the other, regardless of whether the demand, request, or requirement for submission is accepted or not by the object of said act."
Guidelines for the preparation of annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Reports to implement the Magna Carta of Women
- GENDER AND FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING MANUAL
- A HANDBOOK ON THE APPLICATION OF THE ENHANCED GENDER MAINSTREAMING EVALUATION FRAMEWORK
- LAWS ON WOMEN: AN ANNOTATED LIST VOLUME 1
- BARANGAY VAW DESK HANDBOOK (ENGLISH)
- BARANGAY VAW DESK HANDBOOK (TAGALOG)