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Poverty in the Philippines: Violence against Women

Poverty in the Philippines: Violence against Women

Jan 25, 2012

Poverty in the Philippines: Violence against Women (Note: This piece is a segment from a larger article "Poverty in the Philippines: A Profile", showcased in Focus-Philippines' upcoming Poverty Policy Review) Violence against Women and Wealth Quintiles Lowest Quintile Second Middle Fourth Highest Women aged 14-49, having experienced physical violence 28.5 25.8...

In the Midst of Multiple Burdens

In the Midst of Multiple Burdens

Jan 14, 2012

In the Midst of Multiple Burdens By Cess Celestino The most recent data of the National Statistical Coordination Board on Women and Men in the Philippines (March 2010) records that the percentage of poor Filipino women is at 30.1%, showing that there are millions of women all over the country that scrimp on extreme levels in order to makes ends meet. With these...

Crisis, Hope and Change: Focus and Partners Launch Report on Filipino Women

Crisis, Hope and Change: Focus and Partners Launch Report on Filipino Women

Jan 14, 2012

Crisis, Hope and Change: Focus and Partners Launch Report on Filipino Women by Mary Ann Manahan with Clarissa Militante As poverty and the socio-economic crisis are complex and multi-dimensional, so are the ways of understanding them also varied. Statistics are important especially for government executives and planners, as well as the economists who need to...

Revisiting the State of Overseas Filipino Women Workers

Revisiting the State of Overseas Filipino Women Workers

Jan 14, 2012

Revisiting the State of Overseas Filipino Women Workers By Aya Fabros Since the 1970s, the Philippine government has facilitated the deployment of Filipinos for overseas work. What initially began as a stopgap measure over time turned into permanent policy, as seen in the continuous rise in number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) annually and the creation of...

Gender Achievements in 2010 and Challenges Ahead

Gender Achievements in 2010 and Challenges Ahead

Jan 14, 2012

Gender Achievements in 2010 and Challenges Ahead By Cess Celestino The RH Bill had been a hot topic in the Philippines since 2008, but especially last year when newly-elected President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, or P-Noy, expressed what has been construed as support for the bill. One of the basic guiding principles of the Reproductive Health Bill (RA 5043) is...

Focus on Women and Men in the Philippines: Closing the Gender Gap?

Focus on Women and Men in the Philippines: Closing the Gender Gap?

Jan 14, 2012

Focus on Women and Men in the Philippines -- Closing the Gender Gap? by Mary Ann Manahan "We are proud of the gains in gender equality in the Philippines. We are number one in the world in terms of gender parity in literacy and in health." –Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s pronouncement during the Luncheon with the Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region,...