In support of the National Women’s Month, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will hold a forum on “Making Change Work for Women: A Policy Dialogue” on March 22, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the PIDS Conference Hall, 18F Three Cyberpod Centris - North Tower, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

The forum aimed to convene representatives from academe/research, government, civil society, and international organizations to discuss what the country has done to advance the gender and development agenda, identify obstacles that still need to be overcome, and discuss solutions. 

Speakers will come from PIDS, Philippine Commission on Women, UN Women Philippines, civil society organizations, congress, and academe.

For more information, you may reach PIDS Public Affairs at tel. nos. 877-4019 / 877-4016/ 877-4032 or through email at or

To register, please use our online registration system:


Sustainable Development Goal 5: How Does the Philippines Fare on Gender Equality? by Clarissa C. David, Jose Ramon G. Albert, A and Jana Flor V. Vizmanos, PIDS

Engendering’ the Human Security Act by Maricel C. Aguilar, UN Women Philippine Project Office

Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA): Making Laws that Work for Women by Maria Kristine Josefina G. Balmes,
Deputy Executive Director for Operations, Philippine Commission on Women

Discussion/Comments of Ms. Nathalie africa-Verceles, Department of Women and Development Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

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