Press Releases

During the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: RP’S DENIAL OF CULTURE OF IMPUNITY AND EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS - A TRULY FALSE NEWS

26 September 2017

The Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a women’s research and training institution, and one of the member-organizations of the Philippine UPR Watch delegation to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, considered the pronouncement of the Philippine government in the Council last September 22 in Geneva as another spate of denial and distortion on the country’s condition.

“This exemplifies a truly false news! The Philippine government’s claim that the...

Filipino women amid militarism: resisting, asserting

14 July 2017

In his upcoming second State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte needs to explain to the Filipino people, especially among Filipino women, the reason of using a militaristic approach in solving crimes and terrorism. The overflowing of blood of the Filipinos could hardly be acceptable especially to mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives. Women believe that peace and security can never be achieved with an unjust war. Such view has been consolidated by the...

Women’s Call for the Labor Day: COUNT US IN! -CWR

1 May 2017

“Count us in!” Such is the call of the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institution for women established in 1982, in time for the Labor Day. CWR promotes such call since only 50.1 percent of Filipino women in the working age population are part of the labor force. CWR believes that with such status, the road to empowerment remains a far-fetched goal.

“Women need to be involved in production work and political activity to improve their...

WITH OR WITHOUT DEATH PENALTY: RAPE EVERY 62 MINUTES WILL CONTINUE – CWR

7 March 2017

With or without death penalty, rape of a woman or child every 62 minutes will continue, according to Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a 35-year research and training institution for women.

The latest data from Philippine National Police Women’s Desk (PNP-WCPC) reveals an additional 7,037 rape cases from January to October 2016. This means that a woman or child is raped every 62 minutes. CWR says that for a decade (2005-2014), the number of recorded rape cases...

Women in Southeast Asia: Resisting Militarism, Asserting Sovereignty

November 29 – On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, the Center for Women’s Resources releases its new publication “Women in Southeast Asia: Resisting Militarism, Asserting Sovereignty”.

“Together with the people’s movements around the world, women are building movements and organizations to fight imperialism and neoliberalism that aim to control the world’s resources. Southeast Asian women, comprising half of the poor and struggling peoples who have been...

For Duterte’s first 100 days: A doable agenda for women

25 July 2016

We at the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institution since 1982, take the challenge of change by the new President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Although the basic tenets of social transformation still need to be realized, we recognize the window of opportunity in the newly installed Duterte administration to put forward the women’s agenda, which has been sidelined previously by the Aquino administration. We hope that this time, the scenario would be...

Fact not joke: a Filipino woman or child is raped every 53 minutes - CWR

20 April 2016

Reducing the issue of rape to ridicule is alarming because the reality shows that every 53 minutes, a woman or child is raped. Everybody cringes with such information. Every woman or girl feels unsafe. And the question is: what is the government doing about it?, asked Jojo Guan, executive director of the Center for Women's Resources (CWR), a research and training institution established in 1982.

Based on CWR's research, the number of recorded rape cases during the...