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TERMINAL REPORT

GENDER ANALYSIS OF SELECTED ECONOMIC LAWS IN THE PHILIPPINES THROUGH CEDAW



University of the Philippines Center For Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc.

In partnership with UNIFEM-CEDAW SEAP





ACTIVITY

Gender Analysis of Selected Economic Laws in the Philippines Through CEDAW

LOCATION

Philippines

RESPONSIBLE

University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc.

TIME FRAME

September 2005 to March 2006

BUDGET

US$ 396,306.00



REPORT SUMMARY

This is a legal advocacy research project that assesses the Philippine government’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It seeks to systematically review existing legislations in the areas of women’s human rights with a substantive focus on women’s economic rights and empowerment. It contributes in addressing the need to amend the laws that are discriminatory to women, particularly the Labor Code, the Cooperative Law and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Law, the Agrarian Reform Law, and the Women in Small Business Enterprises Act, Magna Carta for Small Enterprises, Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act and Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Law.


Leading the project was Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea, Director of the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies (UPCWS). The researchers included Atty. E. (Leo) D. Battad, Atty. Milagros Isabel Cristobal-Amar, Atty. Ma. Luz Rañeses-Raval, Atty. Flordeliza C. Vargas and Dr. Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo. Ms. Laniza R. Lacsamana and Ms. Adrienne L. Maguddayao provided the administrative and technical assistance.
A gender analysis of the provisions and implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) of the economic laws was done to come up with proposed amendments in relation to the CEDAW and other international laws. 5 validation workshops were conducted with various stakeholders. The first validation workshop, held on November 15, 2005, was attended by 6 participants composed of lawyers, United Nations Development Fund for Women-CEDAW Southeast Asia Programme (UNIFEM-CEDAW SEAP) partners and NGOs. The second validation workshop, held on November 23, 2005, was attended by 6 representatives of NGOs, government organizations (GOs) and UNIFEM-CEDAW SEAP partners. The third validation workshop, held on November 25, 2005, was attended by five (5) representatives of NGOs and GOs. The fourth and fifth validation workshops, held on January 14 and February 9, 2006, had as participants, 20 organizations of homeworkershome workers and other informal workers under HOMENET Philippines. The research findings were also presented in three advocacy fora. The first advocacy forum, held on January 23, 2006, was attended by 18 participants composed of UNIFEM-CEDAW SEAP partners, NGOs and GOs. The second advocacy forum was held on February 14, 2006 for the 45 members of the Committee on Women of the House of Representatives. It was attended by 31 participants composed of legislators, their staff and representatives of NGOs. The third advocacy forum, held on March 29, 2006, was attended by 56 representatives of NGOs, primarily the members of the Rural Women’s Network, a national coalition of women’s group involved in rural development efforts. The final research report was then published, with 1,000 copies printed.

ACTIVITY OBJECTIVES, OUTPUTS AND INDICATORS







ACTIVITY OBJECTIVES

ACTIVITY OUTPUTS

INDICATORS

1

Review provisions and implementing rules and regulations of the economic laws for their gender biases and discriminatory provisions.

Biases/Gaps of economic laws.

Matrices of economic laws, with proposed amendments in relation to CEDAW and other international laws.




RESULTS

Gender analysis of existing economic laws.



2

Validate research findings with various stakeholders.

Five validation workshops conducted.

Proposed amendments to economic laws.




RESULTS

Proposed amendments to existing economic laws.



3

Undertake advocacy fora for various stakeholders.

Three advocacy fora conducted.

Dissemination of the research findings and the support for legislative amendments.




RESULTS

Dissemination of the research findings and the support for legislative amendments.



4

Develop advocacy materials for the dissemination of the research findings.

Advocacy materials for the dissemination of the research findings.

Advocacy materials for the dissemination of the research findings.




RESULTS

Advocacy materials for the dissemination of the research findings.



TARGET GROUP
The groups that directly benefit from this project are selected legislators and their technical staff, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), national agencies directly involved in the implementation and monitoring of the laws, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as education, training and research institutions whose mandate include the promotion of economic empowerment among women.

LESSONS LEARNED

Given the voluminous amount of primary and secondary materials that were reviewed and the numerous laws that had to be examined, more time should have been given to the researchers to collect, analyze and write the research report. More time should have also been provided for the validation workshops so that each participant would have been able to ask questions and give their comments and suggestions, and the researchers would have been able to answer them. The participation of grassroots women's organizations involved in micro-enterprise and livelihood programs, micro-financing, and labor policy development and implementation was very valuable and they should always be represented in every activity.



ACTIVITY LINKS AND SUSTAINABILITY

The participants in the validation workshops verified the research findings and gave comments and recommendations both on the legal amendments and the actions that may be undertaken to advocate and initiate mobilization toward legislative reforms.


The advocacy fora conducted were helpful in the dissemination of the research findings. Information dissemination provides various stakeholders with the knowledge to promote and start mobilization toward legal changes that will support women’s economic rights and empowerment.


SUMMARY REPORT

PROJECT ACTIVITIES
GENDER ANALYSIS OF SELECTED ECONOMIC LAWS IN THE PHILIPPINES THROUGH CEDAW

RESEARCH PHASE



  1. Selection of Members of the Research Team and Preparation of the Study Framework and Methodology



The project began with the selection of the members of the research team and the holding of a series of meeting with them to formulate the analytical framework of the research and methods of data collection and validation. These activities was followed by a briefing of the team members on CEDAW and other international human rights instruments as well as the current economic situation in the country. The research team was furnished with the latest relevant materials like the latest statistics on the status of women in the Philippines, particularly the sectors of formal and informal labor, agriculture and enterprise development. The researchers and the work assigned to them were:

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