Participants to “Women in Politics & Governance Training” in Davao City affirm 2013 Women Agenda; Commit to advance greater participation of women in politics & governance


15 November 2012, Davao City — Around 80 women leaders from the three districts of Davao City affirmed their commitment to advance the Davao City women’s participation in politics and governance by approving the Women’s Agenda today, during the second and last day of the two-day “Women in Politics and Governance Training” sponsored by the Working for Empowerment and Good Governance (WeGovern) Institute and held at the Felis Resort Complex in Matina Aplaya…(read more)


WeGovern Institute holds Pilot Seminar on the Magna Carta of Women in Brgy. Daniel Fajardo, Las Pinas City


The Working for Empowerment and Good Governance Institute, Inc. (WeGovern Institute) sucessfully held its pilot seminar on the Magna Carta of Women on March 5, 2011 in Barangay Daniel Fajardo, Las Pinas City…(read more)


WeGovern Institute helps establish a VAW desk in Brgy. BF International Village


The Working for Empowerment and Good Governance Institute, Inc. proudly became a catalyst for the establishment of the women’s desk in Barangay BF International Village, Las Pinas City. Barangay Captain Filemon Aguilar, Jr. signed Resolution No. 01 Series of 2011, establishing a violence against women’s desk in their barangay on May 4, 2011, the same day WeGovern Institute conducted a seminar on the Magna Carta of Women among members of Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI), barangay tanods, kagawads, lupon members, barangay staff, leaders of homeowners association and clubs…(read more)


Statement of the WeGovern Institute for November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


On September 17, the international publication Newsweek released a report placing the Philippines as the 17th best place in the world for women. This report, entitled “Best and Worst Places for Women”, grabbed headlines in major newspapers and media outlets, as the Philippines was the only country in Asia to make it in the Top 20. The excitement has yet to die down when the Global Economic Forum released its 2011 Global Gender Gap in November, ranking the country as the eighth among 135 countries in terms of equality between women and men.

While we appreciate these high rankings as recognitions of the long years of advocacy work of the Philippine women’s movement for a more supportive environment for women, WeGovern Institute believes that there is a need to look at the present realities of women on the ground. While it may be true that the Philippines is ahead of its neighbours in Asia when it comes to passing laws promoting women’s rights and welfare and signing international instruments against all forms of discrimination on women and for gender equality, majority of women in the Philippines remain poor, marginalized, abused and exploited in more ways than one…(read more)


Implementing the Magna Carta of Women (in Celebration of the International Women’s Day)


In celebration of March 8, International Women’s Day, the WeGovern Institute pays tribute to the active and dedicated women on the ground who spend almost all of their time to serve their communities.

This International Women’s Day, the Institute also shares to women around the world, some short inspiring stories of women on the ground that reflect initial significant successes and lessons of its project “Implementing the Magna Carta of Women: Enabling and Empowering Women on the Ground to Actively Participate in Politics and Governance” which the British Embassy Manila supported…(read more)

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