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The Philippines

Investing in Women Workplace Gender Equality video

November 2020

This video provides a definition of Workplace Gender Equality (WGE), as well as the benefits of practicing WGE. It includes testimonials from top ...

GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

November 2020

These fact sheets present a snapshot of the findings on the social norms, attitudes and practices of urban millennials in Vietnam, based on ...

Engendering Hate: The contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online

October 2020

This report outlines a new framework for understanding how disinformation is being used online to exclude women from public life, in the first ...

THE ADVANCE OF IMPACT INVESTING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

October 2020

This report provides updated analysis on trends in impact investing and gender lens investing (GLI) in South East Asia, based on updated data ...

Feminist diversities: Contemporary issues in gender and development

October 2020

The Philippine Journal of Social Development is a peer-reviewed journal published by the College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the ...

Pressure to work and care under COVID-19: Social norms in the private sector in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

September 2020

This Research Note presents a short summary of the impact of COVID-19 measures on the pressure to work and care amongst private sector ...

Leading to success: The business case for women in business and management in the Philippines

September 2020

This country brief demonstrates the business case for gender diversity in management and workplace gender equality in the Philippines considering the COVID-19 context. ...

GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS 2020: Social norms, attitudes and practices of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

September 2020

This report summarises key insights and findings across the three countries, relevant to IW’s work around gender norms and associated behaviours.  It ...

A DESIGNER’S TOOLKIT for GENDER AND URBAN MILLENIALS IN THE PHILIPPINES

September 2020

The report, Gender Equality Matters 2020: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, summarises regression and segmentation ...

Detailed Annexes: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) 2020 Survey

September 2020

Investing in Women (IW) commissioned YouGov to conduct an online Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) 2020 Survey with 6,000 urban, millennial men and women ...

Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) in South East Asian Businesses

August 2020

This research aims to investigate the progress of  workplace gender equality across 38 businesses in four South East Asian countries (Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar ...

The Philippines and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

August 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in the Philippines.

Saving the Philippine startup ecosystem

August 2020

In this podcast, James Lette, Executive Director of Manila Angel Investors Network—a partner of Investing in Women in the Philippines—discusses the ...

Impact of COVID-19 on employees in the Philippines, May 2020

June 2020

This fact sheet provides findings around impacts of COVID-19 on employment, productivity, income, household responsibilities, and mental and physical health in the Philippines.

WOMEN IN STEM – A baseline study

June 2020

This baseline study validates the findings of previous studies that the STEM industries, particularly the fields of engineering, architecture and related fields as ...

Outside Looking In: Gendered Perspectives in Work and Education

May 2020

This book presents research on the apparent lag in the education of boys, the gender differences in educational mobility, the important roles of ...

Gender norms and change: Resources to support campaign interventions to shift gender norms

May 2020

This paper provides an overview of evidence on recent program interventions that address gender norms. Its purpose is to provide a summary of ...

Report: COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Participation

May 2020

This report provides analysis from a rapid but extensive literature review around the impacts of COVID-19, previous pandemics and recessions on the economic ...

Diego and Theresa Buenaflor – The Hustle Behind Ellana Cosmetics

May 2020

In this podcast, Theresa and Diego Buenaflor share the story of how they lifted Ellana Cosmetics from its humble beginnings and transformed it ...

Investing in Women Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning from Phase 1

April 2020

Investing in Women showed significant progress in women’s economic empowerment through its four program components in its first phase, from 2016-2019. This ...

2020 Philippine Startup Survey

April 2020

This report presents data, insights and stories gathered through a survey of 111 startup founders and 31 investors in the Philippines, conducted by PwC.  

Gender Representation in Philippine Advertising

April 2020

This study seeks to present a localised analysis of advertisements for gendered portrayals. The researchers intended to document the portrayals of all genders ...

Why and how should we value unpaid work?

March 2020

This policy note outlines why housework is a social issue and why and how it should be recognised and valued.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in the Philippines

February 2020

This factsheet presents notable findings for the Philippines based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

Ending violence is our business

November 2019

Ending violence is our business is a tool developed by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia Pacific to share practices and key ...

Attitudes to equality: Understanding social norms, perceptions and practices around gender in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

November 2019

To gain a deeper understanding of women’s and men’s perceptions of gender equality, Investing in Women conducted the the Social Norms, ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Capital 4 Development Partners

October 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing IW’s blended finance structures with four reputable global impact investors ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Patamar Capital

October 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing Investing in Women’s blended finance structures with four reputable global ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Root Capital

October 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing Investing in Women’s blended finance structures with four reputable global ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund

October 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing Investing in Women’s blended finance structures with four reputable global ...

Determinants of Female Labour Force Participation in the Philippines

October 2019

A study released by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in the Philippines, has identified the ...

Examining the Women’s Low Labor Market Participation Rate in the Philippines: Is Housework the Missing Link?

August 2019

This paper looks into the role of women’s housework and discusses the role of housework on men’s market work in the ...

Employees’ perceptions of a family-responsive workplace and their productivity

July 2019

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and Investing in Women collaborated on a research on the implications of family-responsive workplace policies ...

Communications and Gender Checklist: Things to Consider

July 2019

This short guide outlines tips for how to apply a gender and inclusion lens while developing and reviewing communications materials.

Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN

July 2019

The Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN study advances the case that having women in business leadership positions is good for company performance,.

Eliminating Discriminatory Workplace Practices

June 2019

Discrimination against women in the workplace is a persistent structural and social issue that can start as early as the hiring process.

State of the Worlds Fathers 2019: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care

June 2019

The third State of the World’s Fathers report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of ...

Expanding paternity leave in South East Asia

June 2019

The business case for paternity leave is also compelling. The benefits of paternity leave extend to parents, children and business.

Women in Business and Management 2019: The business case for change

May 2019

This report shows that gender diversity is a smart business strategy: the lack of gender diversity may act as a barrier to enhanced ...

Paternity Leave in the Philippines

May 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in the Philippines and the policy challenges that are ...

Shifting millennial gender norms: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines

May 2019

Despite persistent gender inequalities in all three countries, Investing in Women’s  survey data reveals that within this demographic there are many positive ...

Counting Women’s Work in the Philippines

May 2019

The value of women’s unpaid work in the Philippines is worth trillions of pesos, according to a senior research fellow of the ...

Women in the Philippine C-Suite

April 2019

This report explains the 4 key interplaying factors – individual, family, corporation culture and societal pressures – that puts a pressure to the rise of women ...

East Asia Forum Quarterly Vol.11 No.1: Investing in Women

March 2019

This issue of EAFQ touches on key economic and social questions that affect gender equality in South East Asia and East Asia, delving ...

Catalytic Capital for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Report of the External Review of Component 2 of the Investing in Women Initiative

February 2019

This report summarises the findings and recommendations of the external review of Component 2 (C2) on impact investing of the Investing in Women Initiative (...

Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

February 2019

This updated Investment Design Document for Investing in Women reflects the opportunities and constraints of the evolving operational environments; the policy and budgetary ...

Gender Lens Investing Tool: Designing an Action Plan

November 2018

This toolkit for gender lens investing supports the design of an investment strategy with considerations for how gender dynamics might present risks and ...

Game changers: Women and the Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific

September 2018

This report examines the situation of women in Asia and the Pacific and analyses progress and obstacles in terms of gender equality in ...

The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

August 2018

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of impact investing activity and trends between 2007 and 2017 in 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, ...

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

June 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key ...

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work: Key findings in Asia and the Pacific

June 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work in Asia and the Pacific and its relationship with the changing ...

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

April 2018

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute explores the challenge of gender inequality in Asia Pacific and considers what it will take to ...

How the gender pay gap varies across south-east Asia

March 2018

This report provides an overview of the gender pay gap in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, drawing on a number of ...

Filipino women in leadership: Government and industry

November 2017

This report presents current statistics on representation of women in key leadership positions in the Philippine government and industry. It reveals a dearth ...

International standards on women and work in the Philippines

April 2017

This report provides an overview of the international standards on women and work, and explores to what extent they have been implemented in ...

Work and Economic Participation in the Philippines

March 2017

This factsheet from the Philippine Statistics Authority focuses on the latest statistical updates on women and men in the country. The 2017 edition contains 84 ...

Women and Men in the Philippines

December 2016

This report is the fourth in a series of statistical handbooks and presents the available and relevant gender statistics in the Philippines from 2000 ...

Gender Diversity in Boards and Performance of Philippine Publicly Traded Firms: Do Women Matter?

June 2016

This article examines this board-level gender diversity issue for the case of the firms traded in the Philippine Stock Exchange during the period 2003 ...

The “Gender Pension-Gap” in the Aging Societies of East Asia: A Policy Note from the East Asia and Pacific Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality

January 2016

This report presents findings from a review of pension policies and their gender dimensions in eight countries of the East Asia region where ...

Women in the Workforce: An Unmet Potential in Asia and the Pacific

April 2015

This report looks into the complex and varied causes behind the gap in economic empowerment between males and females across Asia and the ...

Social Institutions & Gender Index 2014 Synthesis Report

November 2014

This report ranks 108 countries according to the level of discrimination against women and girls in social institutions and gives examples of the correlations ...

Gender Equality in the Labor Market in the Philippines

December 2013

This report documents the nature and extent of gender inequalities in the Filipino labour market. The report also shares promising initiatives that have ...

Women, Work and Care (Philippines)

August 2018

This report summarises the current situation of women in the Philippines and discusses their dual responsibilities in the family and the workplace.

How gendered is recruitment? The case of Indonesia and the Philippines

August 2018

This report discusses the connection between cultural expectations around gender roles and the degree of gender diversity in the workplace in Indonesia and ...

Labour rights for women in the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam: Protection, Equality, Disruption

August 2018

This report considers the relationship between labour legislation and women’s economic empowerment, and examines that current status of labour laws across the ...

Tailoring Finance for Women’s SMEs

August 2018

The 1st in a series, this publication focuses on Ernst and Young’s (EY)’s commentary on topics such as tailoring finance for ...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

January 2018

This report provides a framework for monitoring Investing in Women’s contribution to the goal of accelerating women’s economic empowerment in Southeast ...

Philippines Country Context Paper

January 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s participation in the labour market and as entrepreneurs in the Philippines, and identifies ...

Aid flows and women and work in South East Asia

July 2017

This report analyses aid flows to Southeast Asia, and the degree to which overseas development funding is spent on projects promoting women’s ...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in the Philippines

July 2017

This report analyses the Philippines’ adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Women and Entrepreneurship in the Philippines

July 2017

This report examines the state of small to medium enterprises in the Philippines, and the contribution that women-owned businesses make to the Philippine ...

Voices of women in entrepreneurship

July 2017

This report examines the nature of women’s entrepreneurship, and the characteristics and challenges that are specific to women entrepreneurs.

Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks in the Philippines

June 2017

This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in the Philippines, and the impact this has ...

International standards on women and work in the Philippines

April 2017

This report provides an overview of the international standards on women and work, and explores to what extent they have been implemented in ...

Philippine Business coalition analysis

April 2017

This report provides an overview of the Philippine Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment, and explores its key characteristics, challenges and opportunities.

Gender diversity in corporate governance

February 2017

This report highlights key research findings on gender diversity in corporate governance, and explores opportunities to improve women’s participation on boards.

Gender equality and empowerment – key concepts

January 2017

This report explores key concepts around gender equality and empowerment, emphasising the dual importance of gender equality policies and an enabling institutional environment.

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in the Philippines

November 2016

This report provides an overview of corporate governance principles and structures, and explores how corporate governance connectedness in the Philippines can influence women’...

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