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June 9, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Congresswoman Luzviminda Ilagan, representative of Gabriella Women’s Party and co-author of the divorce bill, said there is much hypocrisy, biases and discrimination when it comes to these laws. 'We see many famous or wealthy people getting annulments while those in lower income brackets are not able,' she said. 'It’s the hypocrisy – they say we must respect the sanctity of marriage yet they grant annulments to select individuals" (para 6-7).
June 9, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"An issue that’s been receiving much opposition from the Catholic Church, the lower house of the Philippines Congress recently passed a bill that would legalize divorce. The predominantly Catholic country is one of only two places in the world that prohibits divorce – Vatican City being the other" (para 1). "While divorce was once legal during “the American colonial period and Japanese occupation in the first half of the 20th century,” CNN reported, the 1949 Civil Code quickly prohibited it in what’s being called a religious move" (para 4). "Current laws allow Filipinos the option to either legally separate, declare nullity or file for annulment, all of which have specific...more
June 9, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"But the bill, Instituting Absolute Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in the Philippines Act, which passed 134-57, is being condemned by the Catholic Church citing “social costs” as a result of the bill" (para 2). "But the Catholic Church is determined to do everything in its power to stop the legalization of divorce in the Philippines.“We wish to assert that nothing, not even a divorce law can make us give up our faith in the indissolubility of marriage as a lifetime covenant between a man and woman who have freely said yes to the call to love and commit themselves to God and to each other, through thick and thin,”...more
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Nearly 30 per cent of the Philippines’ lower house is occupied by women, and women form a quarter of the upper house" (para 3).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In local politics, women also fare well, with 17 out of 80 provinces having voted for female governors in 2013. Since 2010, women have also made up 40–45 per cent of the highest civil service positions" (para 3).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Of all East Asian societies, the Philippines is the most advanced in integrating women’s rights and development through legal codes and administrative practices. For example, the Local Government Code of 1991 deepened democratisation by decentralising power and by requiring all local and provincial governments to include women, and other underrepresented groups, in governance" (para 4). "Neither Japan nor the Philippines has a quota for female representation in national politics" (para 6).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security,the Philippines launched their national action plan in 2010 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2003 DHS survey of Philippines, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 0.9%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.9%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 9, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Djibouti, India, Niger, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-LAW-1

“Saudi Arabia has signed a number of bilateral agreements with the countries of origin of female domestic workers. The agreements serve the interests of all parties and prevent the exploitation and violation of the rights of female domestic workers. They have been concluded with India, Niger, Uganda, Djibouti, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Sri Lanka” (32).
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Philippines
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"There may not be a way right now to prevent future attacks [in Nigeria militant groups caused an oil spill, increasing time for women complete daily tasks like finding clean water], but as researchers have found in consultations with women in in the Philippines and Ethiopia, state actors could help make communities more resilient in the face of new attacks and subsequent environmental disasters by developing a public support system that, among other things, places greater value on unpaid care work"(para 11)
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Philippines
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"There may not be a way right now to prevent future attacks [in Nigeria], but as researchers have found in consultations with women in in the Philippines and Ethiopia, state actors could help make communities more resilient in the face of new attacks and subsequent environmental disasters by developing a public support system that, among other things, places greater value on unpaid care work"(para 11)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 11% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 11% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"Most studies, however, including a major study using household-level data in the Philippines in 1985 and in 2003–2004, conclude instead that income effects predominate. Although time dedicated to care may in some cases decline, the welfare of children generally is increased when mothers augment their income with employment outside the home (Salazar and Quisumbing 2009)"(69)."An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities"(71-72)more
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities. Women’s...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 12 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The [Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] program (i) ensures that bank accounts are opened in women’s names"(54)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"A 2010 survey by the World Bank and IFPRI and by an earlier study of 304 rural households in the Philippines found that women generally join women self-help groups or women’s groups, whereas men tend to socialize in cooperatives or other producers’ organizations. Godquin and Quisumbing summarized their main conclusions Males are more likely to be members of production groups, while females are more likely to participate in civic groups. This may indicate a division of labour within the household or separate spheres of decision making. Men, who are more heavily involved in agricultural production, are indeed more involved in groups related to income generation whereas women, who tend to...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3

"A 2010 survey by the World Bank and IFPRI and by an earlier study of 304 rural households in the Philippines found that women generally join women self-help groups or women’s groups, whereas men tend to socialize in cooperatives or other producers’ organizations. Godquin and Quisumbing summarized their main conclusions Males are more likely to be members of production groups, while females are more likely to participate in civic groups. This may indicate a division of labour within the household or separate spheres of decision making. Men, who are more heavily involved in agricultural production, are indeed more involved in groups related to income generation whereas women, who tend to...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"A good example, described later, is the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, a national CCT [cash transfer program] scheme conditional on investments in child education and health and regular prenatal and postnatal checkups for women"(52)."In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions. The program was launched by the Government of the Philippines in 2008 with support from the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development, and supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank] since...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions...It includes an important Gender Action Plan to tackle some of the gender-related ambiguiities of CCT programs (Box 5). Compliance with conditionalities includes not only education and health, but also attendance at family development sessions, which include modules on health and nutrition instruction for mothers"(53-54)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"A good example, described later, is the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, a national CCT [cash transfer program] scheme conditional on investments in child education and health and regular prenatal and postnatal checkups for women"(52)."The program [Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] was designed, in part, to address poor women’s lack of income, low use of health care—especially obstetric and maternal care—as well as the insufficient allocation of resources to the health and education of children"(54)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A 2010 survey by the World Bank and IFPRI and by an earlier study of 304 rural households in the Philippines found that women generally join women self-help groups or women’s groups, whereas men tend to socialize in cooperatives or other producers’ organizations. Godquin and Quisumbing summarized their main conclusions Males are more likely to be members of production groups, while females are more likely to participate in civic groups. This may indicate a division of labour within the household or separate spheres of decision making. Men, who are more heavily involved in agricultural production, are indeed more involved in groups related to income generation whereas women, who tend to...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2, CL-DATA-1

"The program [The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] was designed, in part, to address poor women’s lack of income"(para 54)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"A 2010 survey by the World Bank and IFPRI and by an earlier study of 304 rural households in the Philippines found that women generally join women self-help groups or women’s groups, whereas men tend to socialize in cooperatives or other producers’ organizations. Godquin and Quisumbing summarized their main conclusions Males are more likely to be members of production groups, while females are more likely to participate in civic groups. This may indicate a division of labour within the household or separate spheres of decision making. Men, who are more heavily involved in agricultural production, are indeed more involved in groups related to income generation whereas women, who tend to...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"A 2010 survey by the World Bank and IFPRI and by an earlier study of 304 rural households in the Philippines found that women generally join women self-help groups or women’s groups, whereas men tend to socialize in cooperatives or other producers’ organizations. Godquin and Quisumbing summarized their main conclusions Males are more likely to be members of production groups, while females are more likely to participate in civic groups. This may indicate a division of labour within the household or separate spheres of decision making. Men, who are more heavily involved in agricultural production, are indeed more involved in groups related to income generation whereas women, who tend to...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"A good example, described later, is the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, a national CCT [cash transfer program] scheme conditional on investments in child education and health and regular prenatal and postnatal checkups for women"(52)."In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions. The program was launched by the Government of the Philippines in 2008 with support from the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development, and supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank] since...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions. The program was launched by the Government of the Philippines in 2008 with support from the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development, and supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank] since 2010 through a $400 million loan and technical assistance. It currently covers 3.9 million households that have been identified through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction, with plans for expansion (ADB 2012,...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-2

"Women also are informed about the program [Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] and about their rights through the local media"(54)