GAD Trivia

  • The Philippines ranked 7th out of 144 countries surveyed in the WEF's Global Gender Gap Report in 2016 and ranked first among Asia-Pacific nations in narrowing the gap between women and men.

        Source: http://reports.weforum.org/feature-demonstration/files/2016/10/PHL.pdf

 

  • Philippine is the first ASEAN country to sign the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on July 15, 1980 and ratified it on August 5, 1981. The Philippines also ratified the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW on November 12, 2003.

        Source: http://www.pcw.gov.ph/international-commitments/cedaw/philippine-participation

 

  • It was during the Beijing Platform for Action (BFA) Conference the governments and the UN agreed to promote gender mainstreaming as a strategy to ensure that a gender perspective is reflected in all policies and programmes at the national, regional and international levels. 

        Source: http://www.pcw.gov.ph/international-commitments/bpfa

 

  • In 2009, the government ratified a landmark legislation for gender equality known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) which only established further its thrust to protect and promote Filipino women's human rights as it continues to institutionalize gender concerns in the mainstream development process.

        Source: http://www.pcw.gov.ph/international-commitments

 

  • International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

        Source: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

 

  • International Men's Day (November 19) is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.

        Source: http://www.internationalmensday.com/

 

  • In the Philippines, the National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). 

        The following issuances serve as legal bases for the annual activity:

  • Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day;
  • Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month; and
  • Republic Act (RA) 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.

        Source: http://pcw.gov.ph/WomenMakeChange

 

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The first LGBT Pride March not only in the Philippine but in Asia is on June 26, 1994. 

        Source: http://www.loveyourself.ph/2017/06/the-history-of-lgbtq-visibility-in.html

 

  • The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begun in 1991, linking November 25 (International Day Against VAW) and December 10 (International Human Rights Day) to emphasize that VAW is a human rights violation. It is further strengthened with the launching in 2008 of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s UNITE to End VAW Campaign which envisions a world free from all forms of violence against women and girls. 

        The following issuances serve as legal bases for the annual activity:

  • Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 – Declaring 25 November to 12 December as the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)
  • Republic Act 10398 (2013) – Declaring November 25 of Every Year as National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children

         Source: http://pcw.gov.ph/event/VAWfreePH

 

  • First female PMA graduates belonged to the Class of 1997. They were admitted to the PMA in 1993. This is in accordance with Republic Act 7192, or the "Women in Development and Nation Building Act." Seven of them graduated in 1997, one of which is the Chief, OAGAD LTC Maria Victoria Blancaflor Agoncillo.

        Source: http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/163396-fast-facts-women-graduates-philippine-military-academy

                     http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/53034-fast-facts-philippine-military-academy

 

OTHER TRIVIAS

 

THE 10 MOST INCREDIBLE FILIPINA WARRIORS OF WORLD WAR II

 Source: http://www.filipiknow.net/filipina-heroes-of-wwii/

 

THE 6 BADASS FILIPINO WARRIORS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

 Source: http://www.filipiknow.net/filipina-warriors-in-philippine-history/

 

THE 10 MOST FEARSOME ONE-MAN ARMIES IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY

 Source: http://www.filipiknow.net/one-man-armies-in-philippine-history/