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Advocating for Women's Participation, Health and Livelihood - Policy Brief

Overview

The Magna Carta of Women (MCW) shields the sector from discrimination and violence. It also guarantees the social protection of the marginalized by instructing key government agencies to provide labor market programs, social insurance, social welfare and social safety nets for the sector.

Although several programs have already been created to fulfill these functions, many women, particularly those living in the countryside, still lack awareness on the existence and significance of these or are yet to organize themselves to push for their rights.

Executive Summary

Advocating for Women's Participation, Health and Livelihood

The monitoring activity examined the implementation of key government programs that cover women, including: the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC), and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

It also looked into the availability and accessibility of maternal health care for women in the project's areas of implementation.

This Policy Brief details the results of the monitoring activity, and tackles the issues and recommendations made by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the members of the sectors themselves.

In doing so, it seeks to improve the implementation of these programs at the local and national level.