Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) women beneficiaries Valentina Razola (left) and Irene Antenero (right) continue to perform their work despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

DSWD’s livelihood program continues to support women amid the pandemic

Despite the continuing health crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to facilitate the provision of livelihood support to women through the implementation of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). SLP is a capacity building program which provides opportunities to the vulnerable, marginalized, and disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities to enhance their livelihood assets and capacity to utilize their resources more productively. Among continue reading : DSWD’s livelihood program continues to support women amid the pandemic

Pantawid Pamilya empowers women to become leaders

The Philippines celebrates Women’s Month this March not only to recognize the women’s significant contributions and achievements in nation building, but also to look critically at equality and opportunity matters for them for a fair and just society for all. The celebration of the women sector began in the 1900s as women struggled for equality in economic opportunities. Presently, this struggle continue reading : Pantawid Pamilya empowers women to become leaders

DSWD advocates for safe spaces for women in homes, communities

In its continuing celebration of the National Women’s Month this March, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be conducting a nationwide virtual forum for its personnel across the country on the Safe Spaces Act or Republic Act 11313 on March 26. The Safe Spaces Act of 2019 or the Bawal Bastos Act is a landmark legislation that aims to continue reading : DSWD advocates for safe spaces for women in homes, communities

DSWD joins the nation in celebrating Women’s Month, advocates safe spaces

In observance of the National Women’s Month celebration this March 2021, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will conduct various activities to advocate the rights of the women and girls, highlighted by the ceremonial kick-off on March 1 and the conduct of a national orientation for the Department’s personnel on the Safe Spaces Act or the Bawal continue reading : DSWD joins the nation in celebrating Women’s Month, advocates safe spaces

DSWD backs LGBTQ community to end gender discrimination

June is considered to be  Pride Month, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is one with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “Being true to one’s self is one of the many commendable things that we can learn from continue reading : DSWD backs LGBTQ community to end gender discrimination

DSWD is Most Outstanding Gender-Responsive Agency

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received a GADtimpala Bronze Award as Most Outstanding Gender-Responsive Agency from the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). DSWD Undersecretary Florita R. Villar, the Department’s Gender and Development (GAD) focal person, received the award and the cash prize of P25,000 in behalf of the Department during the awarding continue reading : DSWD is Most Outstanding Gender-Responsive Agency

DSWD supports anti-‘violence against women’ campaign

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) joins other government agencies and non-government organizations in the celebration of the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12, spearheaded by Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). With the theme “End VAW Now! It’s our Duty!,” the campaign aims to increase support and commitment continue reading : DSWD supports anti-‘violence against women’ campaign

Sec. Soliman cited by women-solons for commitment to public service

Quezon City – In celebration of Women’s Month, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman was awarded yesterday by women-legislators “for her strong commitment to public service and selfless dedication to alleviate the plight of disaster -stricken Filipinos. “ The Secretary (3rd from left, 2nd row) proudly shows her  citation as she poses with women-legislators continue reading : Sec. Soliman cited by women-solons for commitment to public service

Mother gives up being “jueteng” bet collector, becomes parent-leader of CCT beneficiaries

For 14 years, Alona Mangaldinan, 45 years old, a mother of four children from Alicia, Isabela,  fed her family on her earnings as a “jueteng” (numbers game) bet collector. She knew fully well that jueteng is illegal but, nonetheless,  continued to do so, albeit, with fear of being apprehended by authorities.  “Dahil po sa kahirapan, lahat po continue reading : Mother gives up being “jueteng” bet collector, becomes parent-leader of CCT beneficiaries

Dumagat woman defies tribal tradition to bring change to her family

A Dumagat woman broke the age-old tradition of her tribe and never regretted her decision. Emily Sarmiento, 44, from Rodriguez, Rizal, fondly called Kwatang by her tribesmen, said she cannot afford to repeat the mistake of compromising her family’s well-being just so to follow her tribe’s long-held traditional beliefs. She recognized how Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino continue reading : Dumagat woman defies tribal tradition to bring change to her family