On 18 October 2021, Ambassador of the Netherlands and EU Gender champion, Saskia de Lang, and Ambassador of the European Union, Luc Véron, met the Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women, Sandra Montano, at Malacañang.
The meeting has been an opportunity to present and discuss gender equality and women empowerment in the country and how the EU Delegation and EU Member States can contribute. Discussions focussed on the following priorities and areas of engagement, which are captured in the EU Country Level Implementation Plan (CLIP), the roll out of the global EU Gender Action Plan III in the Philippines:
“In many ways, we have seen the Philippines’ progress towards gender equality across sectors, despite challenges and setbacks. We support those who are working to bring a gender equal world closer to home, as we share our values and experiences based on the universality of rights” said Mrs de Lang. “The new EU implementation plan translates our commitment and strategy to concrete interventions towards gender equality and women empowerment in our partnership with the Philippines. We wish to do more and in a more systematic way. Closely cooperating with the PCW is key to successfully improve gender equality and the situation of women in the Philippines”, said Mr Véron.
The third phase of the global EU Gender Action Plan is boosting the engagement of the EU and its Member States into the promotion of gender equality and women empowerment in their relations with partner countries.
Access the highlights of the Country level implementation plan for the Philippines of the EU Gender Action Plan III.
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