The Center for Women's Resources (CWR) was founded in 1982 and is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental women's service institution. The organization bears the mission: "We struggle for women, with women, with one goal: a genuine change for a better world for all. More voices, a louder call. Be heard." The organization came about in the midst of the Marcos dictatorship, with the aim of providing education and skills training for women, responding to the needs of women from different sectors, popularizing knowledge on women and development through research and publications and comprehensive data, promoting grown and consolidation of regional women sectors and sectoral women organizations, and promoting the full participation of Filipino women in societal transformation. Compared with other women's organizations which place thrust on legal aid and health services, CWR focuses on education and research.
The center has been instrumental in the formation of women's organizations like Gabriela and Samahan ng Maralitang Kababaihang Nagkakaisa (SAMAKANA). CWR also has linkages with five national grassroots organizations and 17 regional women centers.
Staying true to its goal of providing relevant research on the interaction of society and women's issues, the organization's website features press releases on issues such as: the effect of laws and treaties on women (e.g. CARP, Beijing+20), statistics (e.g. violence against women and maternal death rate), and effect of current events on women (e.g. oil price hike, rice prices). These studies and situationers are released in CWR's various publications including Usaping Lila and Marso 8. In addition to this, CWR coordinates with media networks, schools and organizations to promote women's issues, and holds Ulat Lila, a forum on women situations, and
The Center also coordinates the Paaralang Lisa Balando, an education training school for grassroots women. The PLB develops modules and training aids on women's issues and even has a yearly education campaign every March 8, the International Day for Women.
CWR also actively participates in events such as symposiums, gender-sensitivity training, rallies, and film screenings in order to get their message across to as many people, in as many ways as possible.
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The Center is currently looking for more people to work in its advocacy program.
If you are interested in working with CWR, visit their website or contact them through the following:
Telefax: (632) 920 1373 / 411 2796
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook: CWR | Center for Women's Resources
Office Address: 127-B Scout Fuentebella Street, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City, 1103 Philippines