CURRENT SITUATION OF WOMEN IN THE PHILIPPINES

CURRENT SITUATION OF WOMEN IN THE PHILIPPINESEDUCATION-higher participation rate-better cohort survival rate-completion rate is also higher -examinees scored betterAGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHERIES-hired workers in agriculture is lower -more unpaid female family workers -more men than women employed in forest based industries as well as in the fisheriesWOMEN IN MINDANAO-hired workers in agriculture is lower -more unpaid female family workers -more men than women employed in forest based industries as well as in the fisheries -Moro and Lumad women are the poorest and most disadvantaged -victims of the long running conflict -resilient survivors as well-considered as minorities within minorities-had the least number of deliveriesPOLITICAL AND PUBLIC LIFE-already allowed to vote and stand for election-already been elected into Parliament -played significant roles-occupied high position in the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women-more female employees than males in the Philippine government bureaucracy-women are predominant professional in government-produced two women Presidents-ranked 14th out of 128 countries, in terms of political empowermentECONOMIC ACTIVITIES-prevented from entering the labor force because of the gender role stereotyping-have slightly higher unemployment rate -women have parity to men in senior management rolesHEALTHFollowing factors that lead to poor health among Filipino women:-low social status of women-reproductive risks-inadequate gender-responsive services and facilities for women-environmental hazards and contaminants-increased participation of women in the workforce
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