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Directory of Women's Information, Communication and Resource Centres
Asia and the Pacific


Center for Women's Resources (CWR)
127- B Sct. Fuentebella Street, Bgy. Sacred Heart,
Kamuning, Quezon City Philippines
Phone: (632)4115026, 411-2796
Fax: (632) 926-1956

CWR promotes the full participation of Filipino women in the movement for social change. It organises education training and workshops. It conducts participatory research. It provides publication, library and data-banking services for women. It also responds to specific needs of women from different sectors in collaboration with institutions, community, and volunteer groups concerned with programmes for women's development.

Cordillera Women's Education and Resource Center Inc. (CWERC)
16 Loro St., Dizon Subdivision, 2600
Baguio City Philippines
Phone: (63-74) 4425278
Fax: (63-74) 4443362
Website: None

CWERC is a feminist organisation mainly engaged in raising social and feminist awareness on indigenous women in Cordillera. It organises education and training workshops. It conducts research and advocacy campaign on women's indigenous issues. It also provides library services and publications.

Institute of Women's Studies (IWS)
St. Scholastica's College
931 Estrada Street,Malate
Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 3125, Manila, Philippines
Phone: (632) 522-3551
Fax: (632) 523-0693


IWS is a training institute in Women's Studies. It focuses on three programmes: research and publication, seminar and training, resource and development. It manages and maintains a library and documentation centre on women and religion in the Philippines.

University of the Philippines Center for Women's Studies (UPCWS)

Magsaysay corner Ylanan Avenue University of the Philippines,
Diliman Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: (632) 920 6950
Fax: (632) 920 6880

UPCWS encourages and strengthens teaching, research extension work and advocacy on and for women at the University of the Philippines. It has a substantial collection of research monographs and papers on women, gender and related issues.

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)

1145 J.P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Metro Manila 1005
Phone: (632) 73549-55, 735-1864
Fax: (632) 736-4449

NCRFW is an advisory body to the President and cabinet on policies and programmes for the advancement of women. It conducts policy studies and lobbying for the issuance of executive and legislative measures concerning women. It also manages a clearinghouse and information centre on women.

Ing Makababaying Aksyon (IMA) Foundation

Women's Development and Resource Center
Misael St., Diamond Park, Diamond Subdivision Balibago, Angeles City 2009
Pampanga, Philippines
Phone: (045) 322-3983; 892-2253
Phone/fax: (045) 322-3820
Website: None

IMA is a Pampango term for mother, a fitting name for a feminist service institution that seeks to empower women and work for a society that genuinely recognises and upholds women's rights, equality and equity. It provides services that aims to empower, develop and advocate for self-reliance and strengthen the self-determination of women's organisations, groups and individuals to address certain economic political and socio-cultural structures that cause women's vulnerability to exploitation, oppression and subordination.

The Asian Center for Women's Human Rights (ASCENT)
Suite 306, MJB Building 220 Tomas Morato Quezon City,
Website: None

ASCENT was set up to respond to the training needs of women's organisations in Asia on human rights standards. ASCENT uses the human rights system to monitor, investigate, document, report and enforce women's human rights. It has developed a women's human rights defenders programme that gives women's rights training including understanding of and access to, UN system and international human rights standards and mechanisms.

Asian Women in Co-operative Development Forum (AWCF)

227 J.P. Rizal Street, Project 4
1109 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: 913-70-12
Fax: 437-4420

AWCF is a resource and advocacy body on gender and co-operatives in Asia. It assists and provides services to co-operatives and other social development agencies in the areas of gender and co-operatives. It promotes gender awareness and integration of gender concerns in co-operatives in the international, regional and local levels.

BATIS Center for Women
Rm. 301 United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Bldg.
Phone: (632) 925-3822; 925-7843
Fax: (632) 925-8563
Website: None

BATIS is a service institution which caters to the needs of distressed overseas Filipina workers. It was founded in November 1988, as a result of networking between some staff of the division of family ministries of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and the House of Emergency of Love and Peace (HELP). Its aim is to make women overseas workers aware to their rights and responsibilities through publication of relevant materials; launching of education courses, training, seminars and symposia.

The Center for Legislative Development (CLD)

Suite 1703 MPO Building, San Miguel
Avenue, Ortigas Center Pasig City, Philippines
Phone : (632) 687-2083
Phone/fax: (632) 687-2082
Email: or

CLD is a Philippine-based non-governmental, nonpartisan, independent legislative development organisation that addresses the need both for institutional capability building of legislatures and for deepening citizen participant in the legislative process.

CLD provides skills-building seminars for women candidates and elected women. It assists women NGOs in the formulation of a strategic advocacy plan . It also facilitates the formation of women's legislative advocacy networks, and monitors legislation on women's issues introduced in the legislature.

Women's Education, Development, Productivity and Research Organization, Inc. (WEDPRO)

# 52 Road 10 Project 6
Quezon City
Telefax: (632) 926-4876

WEDPRO a feminist NGO that focuses issues on prostitution and trafficking. It helps build women's organisational capabilities and skills towards long-term empowerment. It engages in action research, trainings and community-based education as facilitators of women's indigenous ways and wisdom so that women and other disadvantaged sectors can crystallise and systematise the knowledge they create.

Women's Crisis Center (WCC)

7th Floor East Avenue Medical Center
East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
P.O. Box 2150 NIA Road, Diliman 0830 Quezon City
Phone/fax: 924-9315

WCC is a non-stock, non-profit private institution with a firm commitment to end violence against women and to work towards a just and humane society. It is the first ever Crisis Centre in the Philippines for women survivors of rape, battering, incest sexual harassment, prostitution and sex trafficking. It provides the most critical services needed immediately by a woman who is in crisis as a result of violence and abuse.

Women's Media Circle Foundation Inc.

#1 Matiwasay corner Maginhawa Street
UP Village, Quezon City
Email : None

A non-stock, non-profit organization of women which main goal is the empowerment of women through education, training, media advocacy and communication. It is involved in media production dedicated to the promotion of gender justice.


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