R.A. 9710 Magna Carta for Women


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R.A. 9710 Magna Carta for Women

  2. 2. TOPIC OUTLINEWhat is Magna Carta of Women Declaration of Policy Principles of Human Rights Duties Related to Human rights Rights of Women Empowerment Institutionalized Mechanisms
  4. 4. Affirms the role of women in nation buildingEnsures the substantive equality among menwomen’s rights as human rightsaffirms women’s rights as human rightsCondemns discrimination against women in keeping with CEDAW and other international instruments consistent with Philippine laws
  5. 5. DECLARATION [cont’n] provides for the intensification of efforts to fulfill its duties under international and domestic laws to recognize, respect protect, fulfill and promote women’s rights and freedom especially marginalized women in all fields Reaffirms the right of women to participate in policy formulation, planning, organization, implementation, management monitoring, and evaluation of all policies, programs and services that affect them
  7. 7. Human rights ‘ principles of women are: Universal and inalienable Indivisible Interdependent and interrelated All individuals are equal as human beings Rights based approach
  9. 9. Discrimination Against women –Any gender-based distinction, exclusion, or restriction which hasthe effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition,enjoyment, or exercise by women, irrespective of their maritalstatus, on the basis of equality of men and women, human rights andfundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural,civil or any other field ,Any act or omission, including by law, policy, administrativemeasure, or practice that directly or indirectly excludes or restrictswomen in the recognition and promotion of their rights and their accessto enjoyment of opportunities, benefits or privilegesA measure or practice of general application that fails o provide formechanisms f sex or gender-based disadvantages or limitationsof women…and discrimination compounded by or intersecting with other groundsstatus or condition such as ethnicity, age, poverty or religion
  10. 10. Women empowerment::Refers to the provision availability andaccessibility of opportunities, services and observance of human rightswhich enable women to actively participate and contribute to thepolitical, economic, social and cultural development of the nation as wellas those which shall provide them equal access to ownership,management and control of production and of material and informationalresources and benefits in the family, community and society.Marginalization – refers to a condition where a whole category ofpeople is excluded from useful and meaningful participation in political,economic social and cultural life.Marginalized – refers to the disadvantaged person or group who aremostly living in poverty and have little or no access to resources>
  11. 11. Gender equality – refers to the principle asserting the equality of menand women and their right to enjoy equal conditionsGender equity – refers to the policies, instruments programs andservices and actions that address disadvantaged position of women insociety by providing equal treatment and affirmative action.Gender mainstreaming – refers to the strategy for making women’sas well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension ofthe design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies andprograms in political, economic and societal spheres so that both thewomen and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated.Violence against women- refers to any actof gender-based violencethat result in or likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harmor suffering to women…..
  13. 13. Human rights of women- all rights in the Constitution and thoserights recognized under international instruments duly signed andratified by the the Philippines, in consonance with Philippine lawshall be the rights of women under MCF: Protection from Violence Protection and security in times 0f disasters and calamities Participation and Representation Equal treatment before the law Equal access and elimination of discrimination in education, scholarships and trainings Women in Sports Women in military Non-discriminatory and non-derogatory portrayal in media and film Right to health Special leave benefits Equal rights in all matters relating to marriage and family
  15. 15. Women in marginalized sectors are guaranteed all civil, political, socialand economic rights recognized ,promoted and protected under existinglaws and Acts: Food security and productive resources Right to housing Right to decent work Right to livelihood, credit, capital and technology Right to education and training Right to representation and participation Right to information Social protection Recognition and preservation of cultural identity and integrity Peace and development
  16. 16. Women in especially difficult circumstances [WEDC]- this refers tovictims a, trafficking, survivors of sexual and physical abuse, illegalrecruitment, prostitution, armed conflict, women detention… Temporary and protective custody Medical and dental services Psychiatric evaluation Productivity skills capability building Legal services Livelihood assistance Job placement Financial assistance Transportation assistance
  17. 17. INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS Gender MainstreamingGender Focal Point Officers inPhilippine Embassies and ConsulatesNational Commission on the Role ofFilipino Women , renamed PhilippineCommission On WomenCommission On Human Rights
  18. 18. REPUBLIC ACT 6949 An Act Declaring March 8 As A Working Special Holiday to be Known as National Women’s DayApril 10, 1990
  19. 19. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7192 “Women in Development and Nation Building Act” An Act Promoting the Integration of WomenAs Full and Equal Partners of Men in Development and Nation Building and for Other PurposeFebruary 12, 1992
  20. 20. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7610 “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act” An Act Providing For Stronger Deterrence and Special Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination, and for Other PurposeJune 17, 1992
  21. 21. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7877 “ Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995” An Act Declaring Sexual Harassment Unlawful In Employment, Education or Training Environment, and for Other PurposeFebruary 14, 1995
  22. 22. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8187 “Paternity Leave Act of 1996” An Act Granting Paternity Leave of Seven Days With Full Pay to All Married Male Employees in the Private and Public Sectors for the First Four [4] Deliveries of the Legitimate Spouse with Whom He is Cohabiting and for Other Purposes.June 11, 1996
  23. 23. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8353 “The Anti-Rape Law of 1997” An Act expanding the Definition of the Crime of Rape, reclassifying the Same as a Crime Against Persons, as amended, and for Other PurposesSeptember 30, 1997
  24. 24. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8505An Act Providing Assistance for Rape Victims,establishing for the Purpose a Rape Crisis Centerin every Province and City
  25. 25. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8972“Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000” An Act Providing Benefits and Privileges to Solo Parents and their Children Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purpose
  26. 26. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9208“Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003” An Act to Institute Policies toEliminate Trafficking in PersonsEspecially Women and Children, establishing the Necessary Institutional Mechanisms for the Protection and Support of Trafficked Persons, ProvidingPenalties for Violations, and for Other Purposes May 26, 2003
  27. 27. REPUBLIC ACT NO.9255An Act Allowing Illegitimate Children to use the Surname of their Father, Amending for the Purpose Article 176 of Executive Oder No. 209, OtherwiseKnown as the ‘Family Code of the PhilippinesFebruary 24, 2004
  28. 28. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9262“Anti-Violence Against Womenand their Children Act of 2004”An Act Defining Violence Against Women and Their Children, Providing Protective Measuresfor Victims, prescribing Penalties therefore, and for Other Purposes.March 8, 2004
  29. 29. REPUBLIC ACT N0. 9710 “The Magna Carta of Women” An Act Providing for the Magna Carta Of WomenAugust 14, 2009
  30. 30. A Magna Carta OF the womenBY the Women and FOR THE WOMEN…… NOT OFF the women BUY the Women and POOR the Women !!!