The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) recently concluded its 61st session at UN headquarters in New York City. Anchored in the theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work,” UN member states collaborated to uphold the UNCSW mission as a global policy-making body dedicated to promoting gender equality and the advancement of women in the political, economic, civil, social and educational spheres of development.
As an active UN member state, the Philippine government formed an official delegation for the two-week event consisting of heads and leaders of the Philippine Commission on Women; the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its various agencies; the Department of Social Welfare and Development; the Department of Foreign Affairs; and have invited
One of the recent changes in the world of work is the gradual and continuing feminization of migration to other countries for economic employment. The UNCSW parallel event session "#Here4Her: Making Reintegration Work for Filipino Women Migrant Workers,” featured the partnership of
Just in time for the UNCSW event in March, the WOMEN REACH Program marked its first year of program development and implementation. Through the panel discussion,
The chairperson of the 61st Session of the UNCSW H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota of Brazil stressed the centrality of gender equality and women and girls empowerment to sustainable development and poverty eradication. Likewise, he said that women economic empowerment (WEE) is a needed pre-requisite in order to progress in the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The UNCSW have the opportunity to place normative guidance in relation to the theme this year that is of critical importance to every UN member country, WEE plays a vital role towards achieving sustained and inclusive economic growth for all.
“The WOMEN REACH program partnership is conceptualized to help facilitate the WEE and effective reintegration of returning Filipino women overseas workers by providing them access to livelihood programs, build their entrepreneurship know-how and connect them to resources that will help them establish their own small enterprises in the country,” shared Gilda Custodio-Maquilan,
The STAR Program is part of the global initiative of The
The UNCSW panel #Here4Her: Making Reintegration Work for Filipino Women Migrant Workers served as a platform for sharing and exchange of ideas and experiences both from the panel speakers and the audience in the changing world of work for women overseas workers. “The DOLE NRCO, in partnership with