Gender and Development
Magna Carta of Women
The RA 9710 or the Magana Carta of Women (MCW) of 2009 Comprehensive women’s human law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by recognizing, respecting, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women, especially those in the marginalized sectors.
All rights in the Philippine Constitution and those rights recognized under international instruments duly signed and ratified by the Philippines, in consonance with Philippine laws shall be rights of women under the Magna Carta of Women. These rights shall be enjoyed without discrimination since the law prohibits discrimination against women, whether done by public and private entities individuals.
RA 7877 is The Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995. It addresses the issue of sexual harassment committed in work and education or training environment.
Republic Act No. 8353 September 30, 1997 AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF THE CRIME OF RAPE, RECLASSIFYING THE SAME AS A CRIME AGAINST PERSONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
RA 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 developed an action plan called the National Strategic Action Plan Against Trafficking in Persons (2004-2010).
RA 9262 is the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004. It seeks to address the prevalence of violence against women and children (VAWC), abuses on women and their children by their partners like: Husband or ex-husband. Live-in partner or ex-live in partner. Boyfriend/girlfriend or ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend.