The National Council of Women of the Philippines (NCWP) is the umbrella organization of all women organizations in the country. It was founded on June 4, 1946 as a non-government organization by Francisca Tirona Benitez.
With the organization’s tagline: "Uniting women thru empowerment," the NCWP is concerned with addressing an array of issues affecting women. These include environmental and sustainable development; gender and development; violence against women (VAW); and protecting women, children, the elderly, indigenous women, migrant workers, the urban poor, and VAW victims.
NCWP aims to address these issues by providing advocacy and information campaigns, counselling services, scholarships and other educational, legal and technical assistance, as well as entrepreneurship and leadership training.
The Council holds campaigns such as the annual 18-day End Violence Against Women Campaign held every November. They also hold dialogues on pertinent issues such as faith, culture, gender and health. Most recent were the "Building safe spaces for girls and women in the Philippines" and the "Public-Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy".
The Council's Facebook page also serves as an active platform in promoting and discussing pertinent issues such as strength training for older women and guides on gender-fair language.
CONNECT WITH NCWP
If you are interested in working with the NCWP, you may contact them through the following: