R.A. 9710
14 August 2009
Recognizing and protecting women’s rights,
and banning discrimination against women
7 years in the making; legislative debates started
in 2002 (12th Congress)
August 14, 2009 signed into law
Took effect on ...
THE SIGNING OF MAGNA
CARTA OF WOMEN

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National Government Agencies
Government bodies, instrumentalities, including
Government-Owned and Controll...
It is a Comprehensive Women’s
Human Rights law that seeks to
eliminate discrimination against
women by Recognizing,
Protec...
 Urban

Poor
Indigenous People
 Children
Women
 Senior Citizens
Solo Parents
 Moro (Islamic Faith) Migrant Workers
 P...
 Any

Gender-based distinction, , exclusion or
restriction which has the effect of impairing
the recognition, enjoyment e...
1. PROTECTION FROM ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE,
INCLUDING THOSE COMMITTED BY THE STATE
 Incremental

at least 50-50 ratio of me...
1. PROTECTION FROM ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE,
INCLUDING THOSE COMMITTED BY THE STATE
 All

government personnel, LCEs, Appoin...
2. PROTECTION SECURITY IN TIMES OF
DISASTER, CALAMITIES AND OTHER CRISIS
SITUATIONS
 The

National, Regional and Local Di...
2. PROTECTION SECURITY IN TIMES OF
DISASTER, CALAMITIES AND OTHER CRISIS
SITUATIONS
 During

disaster, calamities and cri...
3. PARTICIPATION AND REPRESENTATION
 Capacitate

women employees to
strengthen their qualifications and
performance for t...
3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW
 Repeal

or amend the existing laws that
are discriminatory to women
Family Code:
Art 1...
3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW
Family Code:
Art 96 – Giving preference to the
husband’s decision on the
administration ...
3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW
Family Code:
Art 225– Giving preference to the
husband’s decision on the
exercise of leg...
3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW
Revised Penal Code:
Art 333– On Adultery and Concubinage
Art 220– On the definition of v...
Did you know that…
The Revised Penal Code gives different grounds for adultery and
concubinage – an offense referred to in...
3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW
 LGUs

shall review existing ordinances and
policies, repeal or amend them
accordingly
...
4. EQUAL ACCESS AND ELIMINATION OF
DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION,
SCHOLARSHIP & TRAINING
 For

DepEd, CHED and TESDA to dev...
4. EQUAL ACCESS AND ELIMINATION OF
DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION,
SCHOLARSHIP & TRAINING
 Expulsion

and non-readmission of...
5. WOMEN IN SPORTS
 Train

more female coaches for girls and
women’s teams
 Conduct activities such as sports clinics
an...
6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER
SIMILAR SERVICES
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Grant same privileges and opportunities on pay
increases, benefit...
6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER
SIMILAR SERVICES
 Accord

women and men the same
capacity to act and enter into cont...
6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER
SIMILAR SERVICES
 Ensure

the rights of women in the military
and police to decent a...
6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER
SIMILAR SERVICES
 Increase

the quota to 20% for female to
PMA, OCS, PNPA, PPSC

 C...
7. NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND NON-DEROGATORY
PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND FILM
 The

dignity of women and their roles and
...
7. NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND NON-DEROGATORY
PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND FILM
 Allocation

of space, airtime and resource...
7. NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND NON-DEROGATORY
PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND FILM
 Self

–regulatory for media, television,
c...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Access

to Comprehensive Health Program

- Maternal Care (pre-natal, delivery and
post-natal,...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Access

to Comprehensive Health Program

- Family and State collaboration in youth
sexuality ...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Access

to Comprehensive Health Program

- Prevention and management of reproductive
tract ca...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Roles

of Agencies:

DOH

- Review/revise existing health programs,
projects and develop plan...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Roles

of Agencies:
DepEd
- Provide functional girl-child and adolescent
health services in e...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Roles

of Agencies:

DOLE
- Shall require workplaces to provide facilities
such as breastfeed...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Roles

of Agencies:

LGUs
- Shall promulgate and implement genderresponsive local ordinances ...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Roles

of Agencies:

LGUs
b. Availability of qualified and capable health
service providers
-...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Roles

of Agencies:

LGUs
- Coordinate with DOH on the provision of health
services
- Strengt...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH
 Roles

of NGOs

- Encourage to strengthen advocacy,
participation and assist the LGUs on the
...
8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH


Comprehensive Health Information and
Education
- Trainings for health service providers
- Te...
9. SPECIAL LEAVE BENEFITS FOR WOMEN
 Any female employee in the public and private
sector regardless of age and civil sta...
10. EQUAL RIGHTS IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS
 The DSWD, DOH and POPCOM shall set standards
a...
10. EQUAL RIGHTS IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS
 The LGUs shall:
- Pre-marriage counseling prog...
10. EQUAL RIGHTS IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS
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The Supreme Court, DOJ, IBP and lawyers shall...
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Food Security and Productive Resources
Right to Housing
Right to Decent Work
Right to Livelihood, Credit, Cap...
9. Recognition and Preservation of Cultural Identity
and Integrity
10.Peace and Development
11.Women in Especially Difficu...
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Gender Mainstreaming as Strategy for
Implementing the Magna Carta of Women
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Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and
Evalu...
Executive

Committee
Local Chief Executive

members
Chair of Sanggunian
Committee on Women,
Children and Family

Chair of
...
 The

CHR shall recommend to the
CSC
DILG
Sandiganbayan
Office of the Ombudsman

the sanctions either administrative or
d...
END OF PRESENTATION
THANK YOU…..
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  1. 1. R.A. 9710 14 August 2009 Recognizing and protecting women’s rights, and banning discrimination against women
  2. 2. 7 years in the making; legislative debates started in 2002 (12th Congress) August 14, 2009 signed into law Took effect on September 15, 2009 IRR adopted by PCW Commissioner March 30, 2010 Sen. Jamby Madrigal, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relationsprincipal author Sen. Pia Cayetano - principal sponsor
  3. 3. THE SIGNING OF MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN 3
  4. 4.        National Government Agencies Government bodies, instrumentalities, including Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations Local Government Units Private and State Universities and Colleges Private and Public Schools Equivalent units in the autonomous regions Private entities 4
  5. 5. It is a Comprehensive Women’s Human Rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by Recognizing, Protecting, Fulfilling and Promoting the Rights of Filipino Women, especially those in the Marginalized Sectors.
  6. 6.  Urban Poor Indigenous People  Children Women  Senior Citizens Solo Parents  Moro (Islamic Faith) Migrant Workers  Person with Disabilities  Fisherfolk, Small Farmers and Rural Workers  Workers in the Formal Economy  Workers in the Informal Economy
  7. 7.  Any Gender-based distinction, , exclusion or restriction which has the effect of impairing the recognition, enjoyment exercise by women with freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil and other field  Any act of omission that directly restricts women on their rights and access to opportunities , benefits and privileges  Discrimination compounded with their status and condition such as ethnicity, age, poverty and religion
  8. 8. 1. PROTECTION FROM ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE, INCLUDING THOSE COMMITTED BY THE STATE  Incremental at least 50-50 ratio of men and women in the recruitment and training of women in the Police Force, Forensics, Medico Legal, Legal/Judicial Services and Social Work Services  Security in situation of emergency, armed conflict and militarization
  9. 9. 1. PROTECTION FROM ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE, INCLUDING THOSE COMMITTED BY THE STATE  All government personnel, LCEs, Appointing Authorities and Executive Managerial positions involved in the protection and defense of Women shall regularly undergo the mandatory training on Gender and Human Rights  All Barangays shall establish a VAW Desk and VAW programs and services shall be ensured at all times
  10. 10. 2. PROTECTION SECURITY IN TIMES OF DISASTER, CALAMITIES AND OTHER CRISIS SITUATIONS  The National, Regional and Local Disaster Coordinating Councils shall ensure the participation women in the development of a gender-responsive disaster management
  11. 11. 2. PROTECTION SECURITY IN TIMES OF DISASTER, CALAMITIES AND OTHER CRISIS SITUATIONS  During disaster, calamities and crises, LGUs and concerned agencies shall develop and implement a genderresponsive and rights-based work and financial plan (MISP, sexual violence, safety in evacuation centers)
  12. 12. 3. PARTICIPATION AND REPRESENTATION  Capacitate women employees to strengthen their qualifications and performance for third level positions  Increase participation of women of at least 40% membership to all development councils  Representation of women or women’s group in policy and decision making bodies in the international, national and local bodies
  13. 13. 3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW  Repeal or amend the existing laws that are discriminatory to women Family Code: Art 14- Giving preference to the father’s consent to the marriage of children between 18 and 21
  14. 14. 3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW Family Code: Art 96 – Giving preference to the husband’s decision on the administration of conjugal properties Art 211- Giving preference to the husband’s decision over the persons of their common children
  15. 15. 3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW Family Code: Art 225– Giving preference to the husband’s decision on the exercise of legal guardianship over the property of unemancipated common child Art 55 – Repeated physical abuse and grossly abusive conduct as ground for legal separation
  16. 16. 3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW Revised Penal Code: Art 333– On Adultery and Concubinage Art 220– On the definition of vagrants and prostitutions Art 351- On Premature marriages Art 247- On Death inflicted under exceptional circumstances
  17. 17. Did you know that… The Revised Penal Code gives different grounds for adultery and concubinage – an offense referred to in the Family Code as sexual infidelity. For the wife, sexual infidelity means one act of sexual intercourse with other men. For the husband, it is sexual intercourse under scandalous circumstances, keeping another woman in the conjugal abode or cohabitation with her in another dwelling. The strict definition of adultery for the wife is indeed to prevent the introduction into the family of spurious heirs and in the process, protect the economic interests of the husband. The law on concubinage, on the other hand, appears intended to allow the husband’s flagrant but prudent playing around. 17
  18. 18. 3. EQUAL TREATMENT BEFORE THE LAW  LGUs shall review existing ordinances and policies, repeal or amend them accordingly  Nothing in this section shall preclude the recommendation for the passage of new laws
  19. 19. 4. EQUAL ACCESS AND ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION, SCHOLARSHIP & TRAINING  For DepEd, CHED and TESDA to develop and promote gender-sensitive curriculum, instructional materials, capacity building for faculty and personnel  Enrollment of women in non-traditional skills training in vocational and tertiary levels shall be encourage
  20. 20. 4. EQUAL ACCESS AND ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION, SCHOLARSHIP & TRAINING  Expulsion and non-readmission of women faculty and student due to pregnancy outside of marriage shall be outlawed  Pregnant students shall be assisted while in school of available support services and counseling to ensure completion of their studies
  21. 21. 5. WOMEN IN SPORTS  Train more female coaches for girls and women’s teams  Conduct activities such as sports clinics and seminars for potential female leaders, coaches and teachers at least once a year  Provide equal incentives and awards for both men and women for any competition  Provide sufficient funds and equal opportunities for women athletes and coaches
  22. 22. 6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER SIMILAR SERVICES  Grant same privileges and opportunities on pay increases, benefits, awards and remunerations  Equal consideration in the area of filed assignment, functions and peacekeeping duties where women can exercise and develop their full potentials  Consideration on women’s physical and biological built in physical fitness tests as requirements for entry, promotion or schooling
  23. 23. 6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER SIMILAR SERVICES  Accord women and men the same capacity to act and enter into contracts, including marriage, except for such positions where a marriage ban for specific period of time is required for both men and women  Provide the benefits under existing laws such as maternity leaves, solo parent privileges and leaves due to gynecological disorders
  24. 24. 6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER SIMILAR SERVICES  Ensure the rights of women in the military and police to decent and separate facilities and personal protective equipment to ensure their safety  Establish a child-care facility, breastfeeding room for military, police and other women employees
  25. 25. 6. WOMEN IN MILITARY, POLICE & OTHER SIMILAR SERVICES  Increase the quota to 20% for female to PMA, OCS, PNPA, PPSC  Concerned agencies shall support women in the military in training and peacekeeping operations
  26. 26. 7. NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND NON-DEROGATORY PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND FILM  The dignity of women and their roles and contributions in all spheres of private and public life shall be promoted  OPS shall provide over-all direction, guidance and monitoring as lead agency of government mass media  Enhancement of programming, production and image-making that present women’s needs, issues and concern
  27. 27. 7. NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND NON-DEROGATORY PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND FILM  Allocation of space, airtime and resources for the airing of advertisements that promote women’s human rights  Ensuring that in all school of journalism, information and communication and national media federation and association, the gender equality are integrated in the human resource development
  28. 28. 7. NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND NON-DEROGATORY PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND FILM  Self –regulatory for media, television, cable, film and advertising shall also ensure compliance with the Act.  Creation of Local Media Board (LMB) in all LGUs to monitor the implementation shall be encourage to monitor the implementation.
  29. 29. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Access to Comprehensive Health Program - Maternal Care (pre-natal, delivery and post-natal, infant health and nutrition) - Promotion of Breastfeeding and Proper Nutrition for lactating mothers - Responsible, ethical, legal, safe and effective family planning
  30. 30. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Access to Comprehensive Health Program - Family and State collaboration in youth sexuality education and health services without prejudice to the duty of parent to educate their children - Prevention and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  31. 31. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Access to Comprehensive Health Program - Prevention and management of reproductive tract cancers and other gynecological conditions and disorders - In case of VAWC victims, comprehensive health services shall be provided (psychosocial, therapeutic, medical and legal interventions) - Care of elderly women - Management, treatment and intervention of mental health problems of women and girls
  32. 32. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Roles of Agencies: DOH - Review/revise existing health programs, projects and develop plans and guidelines - Formulate education and advocacy strategies - Establish coordination mechanisms with other stakeholders and concerned agencies to reduce maternal mortality - Institutionalize a sex-disaggregated databank on health related concerns - Monitor/evaluate health and nutrition programs
  33. 33. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Roles of Agencies: DepEd - Provide functional girl-child and adolescent health services in every school Philhealth - Shall include maternal care and women’s health services in its benefit packages
  34. 34. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Roles of Agencies: DOLE - Shall require workplaces to provide facilities such as breastfeeding areas, toilets, dressing room and seats appropriate for women employees without compromising their efficiency. ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES - Shall review all existing programs and development plans and guidelines on health services, nutrition, mental health for women
  35. 35. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Roles of Agencies: LGUs - Shall promulgate and implement genderresponsive local ordinances that promote the comprehensive health of girls, adolescents, women and elderly women, such as GAD Code and Reproductive Health Code - Formulate Human Resource Development Plan that will ensure the ff: a. Sufficient number of skilled health professionals to attend all deliveries
  36. 36. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Roles of Agencies: LGUs b. Availability of qualified and capable health service providers - Develop and allocate budget for health programs - Monitor the progress of program implementation - Enhance Parent Effectiveness Services and Programs to include continuing education on gender based violence (VAWC, Rape, Incest, Prostitution, trafficking) in every barangay
  37. 37. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Roles of Agencies: LGUs - Coordinate with DOH on the provision of health services - Strengthen the Local Health Board - Develop/design an award system to encourage excellent performance on women’s health programs - Organize communities/dialogues with the private sector to implement health programs for women and girls
  38. 38. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Roles of NGOs - Encourage to strengthen advocacy, participation and assist the LGUs on the implementation of health programs  Comprehensive Health Information and Education - Sexuality education in public and private schools - Sexuality education for parents to enhance communication with their children
  39. 39. 8. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH  Comprehensive Health Information and Education - Trainings for health service providers - Teen centers for health and sexuality education and counseling
  40. 40. 9. SPECIAL LEAVE BENEFITS FOR WOMEN  Any female employee in the public and private sector regardless of age and civil status shall be entitled to a special leave of two (2) months with full pay based on her gross monthly compensation due to surgery caused by gynecological disorders with ff conditions: - She has rendered at least six (6) months continuous employment service - In the event of an extended leave, she may use her earned leave credits - This special leave shall be non-cumulative and non-convertible to cash
  41. 41. 10. EQUAL RIGHTS IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS  The DSWD, DOH and POPCOM shall set standards and develop gender-fair modules on marriage, family relations, parent effectiveness  The LGUs shall: - Provide trainings and seminars on the popularization of rights and obligations of spouses towards each other, to impede the stereotyping of roles, multiple burden and subordination of women
  42. 42. 10. EQUAL RIGHTS IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS  The LGUs shall: - Pre-marriage counseling program - Advocacy on the moral obligation and responsibility in assuring the rights and wellbeing of their children, including number and spacing of children - Include in the trainings and seminars in brgys the Family Code
  43. 43. 10. EQUAL RIGHTS IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS  The Supreme Court, DOJ, IBP and lawyers shall ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda are mainstreamed and integrated in the regular Mandatory Continuing Legal Education courses conducted for legal practitioners
  44. 44. 1. 2. 3. 4. Food Security and Productive Resources Right to Housing Right to Decent Work Right to Livelihood, Credit, Capital and Technology 5. Right to Education and Training 6. Right to Representation and Participation 7. Right to Information 8. Social Protection
  45. 45. 9. Recognition and Preservation of Cultural Identity and Integrity 10.Peace and Development 11.Women in Especially Difficult Circumstances (WEDC) 12.Services and Interventions for WEDC 13.Protection for Girl Children 14.Protection of Senior Citizens
  46. 46.  Gender Mainstreaming as Strategy for Implementing the Magna Carta of Women I Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation II GAD Code III Creation/strengthening of the GAD Focal Points IV GAD Database
  47. 47. Executive Committee Local Chief Executive members Chair of Sanggunian Committee on Women, Children and Family Chair of Committee on Appropriations Representatives from: Technical Working Group / Secretariat members Technical Staff from various LGU Departments Technical Staff from concerned Sanggunian Committees PNP Women’s Desk Indigenous Peoples PWDs Private Sector Other NGOs
  48. 48.  The CHR shall recommend to the CSC DILG Sandiganbayan Office of the Ombudsman the sanctions either administrative or disciplinary for individuals who fail to comply with and implement the Act, including non-compliance to the GAD Budget Policy.
  49. 49. END OF PRESENTATION THANK YOU…..

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