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Irene P. Tillah Assemblywoman
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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-...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
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...
Friday, November 20, 2015
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...
Monday, February 16, 2015
Why is it important for women to be active in politics? Mary Rose Gurrea (Philippines) answers.
Monday, September 22, 2014
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...
Monday, August 25, 2014
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...
Monday, August 25, 2014
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...
Monday, April 21, 2014
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...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
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...
Monday, December 30, 2013
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-...
Friday, November 01, 2013
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...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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...
Friday, March 08, 2013
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...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mayor Celso Lobregat has rallied the different sectors in the region to support the passage of the magna carta of women, a proposed law initiated by District I Congresswoman Beng Climaco that will ensure the integration of gender equality into the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Philippines House of Representatives and Senate are nearing passage of a 'Magna Carta for Women' - a Bill that will codify the UN Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). According to the Bill's...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A pending bill on women's rights and gender education in the workplace gained ground in the House of Representatives as it passed second reading. The House of Representatives website said Monday House Bill 4374 underscores the role of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Weeping mourners have been paying their respects at the wake of former President Corazon Aquino, with some pledging to carry on her legacy by protecting the democracy she helped install 23 years ago.Filipinos have been sensitive to any slide...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Filipino voters who have yet to make up their minds about their choice for their next president are being advised: look at each aspirant’s stance on reproductive health to help them gauge the candidate’s leadership mettle and political guts.A...
Friday, January 27, 2012
From the 3-10 February 2012, twenty-two women peace advocates from the N-Peace Network countries – Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Indonesia – will participant in the first N-Peace Network Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme coordinated by the...
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (Kemitraan) in partnership with the NDI for International Affairs along with regional partners; Indonesian Women's Coalition (KPI), Persatuan Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) from Malaysia, Women's Caucus...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
  Amidst growing uncertainties in a globalised world, fundamentalist convictions have been gaining ground in many religions. Reinforced by the threat from international terrorism, this renaissance of religious fundamentalisms has created...
Friday, March 25, 2011
The publication of Gender Equality Laws: Global Good Practice and A Review of Five Southeast Asian Countries, in part a response to the call from States parties for a resource establishing good practice guiding principles, is therefore a timely and...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This report describes women's participation at local and national levels and social movements and parties securing accountability in contemporary governance. The report also highlights issues and concepts related to donor-partner relationships ,...
Monday, May 11, 2009
This report is based on discussions from the workshop ‘Strengthening Women’s Political Participation and Influence’ and other workshops of the seventh Asia Europe People’s Forum (aepf-7) held in Beijing from 13–15 October 2008.The major...
Monday, May 11, 2009
This report describes ways to increase women’s political participation and strategies for transforming political spaces for women.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
This consolidated response highlights types of positive action measures, advocacy campaigns, women’s movements, and educational opportunities that help women in traditional and conservative societies to overcome some of the barriers that they face...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This discussion guide aims at serving the community organizers and trainers of Asian rural and indigenous organizations as a tool for discussion. It aims to develop a common understanding of globalization; presents critique of globalization and its...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This book analyzes the manifestations of fundamentalisms in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on women as well as on democracy and politics in general. It includes strategies adopted by women’s groups and progressive women’s movements to...
Friday, January 09, 2009
This is a publication from the APWLD’s research project aimed at assisting women in Asia Pacific to challenge existing structures hindering women’s participation in political processes. The book presents case studies on six women leaders from Fiji,...
Monday, August 18, 2008
This publication features a collection of 13 papers that discuss gender roles and e-governance, the ICT industry, cyber regulations, freedom of expression, right to information, and media. Rooted in the ground realities of women, the publication...
Friday, June 27, 2008
This publication examines the application of the principles of non-discrimination, participation, accountability and empowerment in governance arenas. It promotes the use of a human rights-based approach to programming on inclusive governance and...
Friday, June 27, 2008
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...
Thursday, November 01, 2007
This report  includes salient points and recommendations from the BRIDGE 1996 report on National Machineries for Women (NWMs), updated with more recent thinking, policy and practice. Also included  are summaries of some best practice examples. The...

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