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Child Labor: Indication of Increasing Poverty in the Country - CWR study

“As the government program on private-partner ownership intensifies, the number of children working increases,” states a study of the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institute for women. This is CWR’s explanation on the latest US Department of Labor report, "Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor," where the Philippines has been mentioned as one of the countries with the worst form of child labor from unpaid agricultural work to sex tourism.

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PAL’s policy: A Violation of Magna Carta of Women

Discrimination! Cry the flight attendants and stewards of the Philippine Airlines when the company has decided to lessen the retirement age and benefits for women flight attendants especially those hired after 1998. Instead of the compulsory retirement age of 55 years old for female flight attendants and 60 to male flight attendants, it will be adjusted to 40 for both male and female.

As a result, the Flight Attendants' & Stewards' Association of the Philippines (FASAP), union of...

Looming MRT fare hike a telling sign of hard life to come

The P25-fare hike for railway MRT is a telling sign of more hard life for women, according to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institute.

“The proposed fare hike is not only unjust, it is insensitive to the conditions of the people and partial only to big business and foreign capital,” said Jojo Guan, the executive director of CWR. “Increasing the cost of public transportation will be borne by ordinary citizens, along with the incessant rise of prices...

Labor export policy hurts women

The labor export policy and lack of job opportunities in the country should be blamed for brain drain, says the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), an independent research and training institute for women. This is the explanation of CWR following the recent en masse resignation of 25 veteran PAL pilots in pursuit of job security and the discovery of the flight of several high-profile weather forecast experts abroad which have impaired disaster management efforts.

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MATERNAL DEATH AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: A Concern for Presidentiables – CWR Study

One woman dies in every two hours due to childbirth. Eleven women die every day or 4,600 every year caused by severe hemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, sepsis and complications brought by obstructed labor and abortion. Almost half of child’s death aged five below happens during the first 28 days of the baby. Such statistics make the Philippines one of the 68 countries that comprises 97% of maternal, neonatal and child health deaths in the world, according to a research and training...

Significant Voters: Seven Out Of Ten OFWs Are Women

Seven out of ten overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) going out of the country everyday are women and their votes can be a significant support for a candidate, according to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institute for women.

Based on the past elections, more women have voted than men, comprising 51% of the actual voters. “If the trend continues for the 2010 election, then women voters – wherever they are – play a significant role to make or break a...

An Alarming Trend: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INCREASES – CWR study

Despite 37 laws and policies, including the latest Magna Carta of Women, violence against women increased by 21%, according to a study of the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institute for women. Every day, 19 women are battered and two women are raped. The numbers are more alarming when it comes to cases of violence against children. Nine of them are raped and six to seven are beaten every day.

“This is an alarming trend since six years after RA 9262 was...