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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),...

Asia's blind spot

May 22, 2014

“More of a blind spot rather than a bright spot,” said by a women’s group in reaction to President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino’s claim that the Philippines is “Asia’s bright spot” because of the country’s rising economy, as he welcomed the delegates of the World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF-EA) last May 22.

According to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institution for women established since 1982, President Aquino’s account of...

Privatization causes MDG 2015 to fail -CWR study

February 27, 2014

Privatization of social services will still result to failure of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) even after the adjusted 2021/2025 projection. This is according to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research, training and advocacy center for women, referring to the recently released Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) discussion paper on millennium development scenarios in the Philippines.
PIDS has revealed that the government will miss...

Ang Epekto ng WTO sa Kababaihang Pilipino

Nobyembre 2013

Ang World Trade Organization o WTO ay isang organisasyong pangkalakalan na binubuo ng iba’t ibang bansa sa buong daigdig. Layunin ng WTO ang malayang kalakalan, ibig sabihin ay ang pagtatanggal ng mga restriksyon sa ekonomya at pagbubukas nito para sa pagpasok at paglabas ng produkto mula sa iba’t ibang bansa.

Anu-ano ang mga kasunduan sa ilalim ng WTO?

Dala-dala ng WTO ang 20 pang kasunduang multilateral gaya ng General Agrement on Trade in Services (...

Is fare hike the solution to oil price hike?

The recurrent oil price hike takes its greatest toll on poor families, especially women and children. The increase in the price of oil immediately creates a domino effect that triggers the increase in the prices of other basic commodities, specially basic food items as well as fares for transportation services. The recent provisional fare hike announced by LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ) last week affected many but especially women who are primarily responsible...

Women: Never give up in fighting against VAW!

We do not know her but all of us in Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) feel so sad and outraged about the death of 19-year old UPLB coed Given Grace Cebanico.

She was raped and murdered. Her perpetrators tormented her: her mouth gagged, her hands tied, her body bruised and stabbed. Her underwear was missing and her bra was torn. She was even shot. She had a bright future. As what her Facebook account revealed, she was a DOST scholar and was expected to graduate with honors. Suddenly...

4Ps: Disempowering women – CWR study

“While it correctly targeted the poorest of the poor, 4Ps or CCT creates a culture of dependence; and this dependence is disempowering,” according to the latest study of the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institution.

Conducting research studies on women since 1982, CWR has released its latest study on 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) or Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT). This is the first of a series in monitoring the impact of the program. “In...