The GAD or (Gender and Development) approach focuses on the socially constructed basis of differences between men and women and emphasizes the need to challenge existing gender roles and relations. 

Magna Carta of Women (R.A. 9710)

The RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) of 2009 is a comprehensive women’s human rights 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.

Full text of R.A. 9710 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (from the PCW website)

Magna Carta of Women Brochure

Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) Act of 2004 (R.A. 9262)

It refers to any act or series of acts committed by any person against a woman who is his wife, former wife, or against a woman with whom the person has or had sexual or dating relationship, or with whom he has a common child, or against her child whether legitimate or illegitimate, within or without the family abode, which result in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering, or economic abuse including threats of such acts, battery, assault, coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty.

Full text of R.A. 9262 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (from the PCW website)

Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) Act of 2004 Brochure

Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000 (R.A. 8972)

An act providing for benefits and privileges to solo parents and their children, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes.

Full text of R.A. 8972 (from the PCW website)

Read the full text of Guidelines on the Grant of Parental Leave to Solo Parents (CSC Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. 2004)

Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 (R.A. 7877)

Under RA 7877, work, education, or training related sexual harassment is committed by an employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor, or any person who, having authority, influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work or training or education environment, demands, requests or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the other, regardless of whether the demand, request or requirement for submission is accepted or not by the object of said act. 

Full text of R.A. 7877 (from the PCW website)

Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 Brochure

CSC Resolution No. 01-0940 re: Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases

Ten-Day Leave for VAWC Victims

Read the full text of Guidelines on the Availment of Ten-Day Leave Under R.A. 9262 (CSC Resolution No. 051206)