Policy Brief: Advocating for Women’s Participation, Health and Livelihoods
This policy brief details the results of monitoring activity which examined the implementation of key government programmes that cover women in the Philippines. It also tackles the issues and recommendations made by Civil Society Organisations and the members of the sectors themselves. In doing so, it seeks to improve the implementation of these programmes at the local and national level.
The Magna Carta of Women shields the sector from discrimination and violence. It also guarantees the social protection of the marginalised by instructing key government agencies to provide labour market programmes, social insurance, social welfare and social safety nets for the sector.
Although several programmes 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 organise themselves to push for their rights.
The monitoring activity examined the implementation of key government programmes that cover women, including:
- The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme
- The Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children
- The Sustainable Livelihood Programme.
It also looked into the availability and accessibility of maternal health care for women in the project’s areas of implementation.
Protection from violence, Skills and work, Youth empowerment, Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Maternal health