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Review of Beijing+20: a rhetoric or for real?

24 January 2015

The declaration of Beijing+20 will remain unfulfilled so as long the governments continue to implement profit-driven neoliberal policies that prioritize the interest of the elite and foreign investors over women and people’s interests.

This is according to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research, training and advocacy center for women, in a validation forum of the alternative report on the Beijing+20 Review.

“No signing of declaration, like...

Corruption deprives women of services –CWR

July 28, 2014

Poor women and their families could have benefited from the reported Php144 billion of the questionable disbursement acceleration program (DAP), according to a research and training institution for women, the Center for Women's Resources (CWR).

“Each centavo transferred to DAP deprives a poor family of health service,” explains Jojo Guan, CWR executive director.

CWR estimates that the Php144 billion DAP funds could have provided women and children with the...

RP’s economic growth excludes poor women and children despite 4Ps –CWR

July 26, 2014

Women and children still belong to the 23 million poorest in the country and the government core program 4Ps hardly augment their condition, according to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institution for women.

“IMF-World Bank may congratulate Mr. Aquino for a rising economy but millions of Filipino families could hardly eat three full meals a day. More than 23 million Filipinos are considered poor while the richest 50 Filipinos get...

Using disaster rehab for DAP defense will enrage survivors -CWR

July 25, 2014

Disaster rehab in DAP? A non-profit research and training institution for women warns that using disaster rehabilitation as another defense by President Aquino for the disbursement acceleration program (DAP) during his state of the nation address (SONA) on July 28 will enrage citizens especially survivors of super typhoon Yolanda.

The Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) believes that rationalizing the existence of DAP through rehabilitation projects will further...

EDCA leads to increased violence against women

July 24, 2014

“Remember Nicole? She is the living symbol why women denounce EDCA,” declared Ms. Jojo Guan, executive director of Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institute for women.

CWR expressed its concern on the newly-signed military pact called Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement or EDCA as another unequal agreement that could spawn increasing cases of violence against women and children. Before the removal of US bases in 1991, hundreds of...

As SONA approaches: a review on the prevalence of VAWC

July 23, 2014

Every hour and 21 minutes, a woman or child is raped; every 55 minutes, a woman or child is battered. Such prevalence of violence against women and children is recorded despite the impressive international record of the Philippines as one of the top five countries with gender equity in 2013.

“Violence against women and children increases as poverty worsens. So despite a high rating in the global gender gap index, our women and children still experience various...

High price of rice results to more impoverished women –CWR study

June 23, 2014

Women are hit the hardest with the unbridled rise in the price of rice, Filipino’s staple food. This is according to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research, training and advocacy institution for women.

From June 2013 until last week, the price of regular milled rice in Metro Manila hit P40.00, a P10 or 33 per cent increase from its price last year. High price increases were also recorded even in rice producing regions like Central Luzon (P8.00),...