Philippine Laws that Protect Women and Children
- The Philippine Constitution
ARTICLE XIII: WOMEN
Section 14. The State shall protect working women by providing safe and healthful working conditions, taking into account their maternal functions, and such facilities and opportunities that will enhance their welfare and enable them to realize their full potential in the service of the nation.
- Republic Act 9208
An Act to institute policies to eliminate trafficking in persons especially women and children, establishing the necessary institutional mechanisms for protection and support of trafficked persons, providing penalties for its violations and for other.
- Republic Act 7192 of 1992
An Act known as the “Women in Development and Nation Building Act”, promotes the integration of women as full and equal partners of men in development and nation building.
- Republic Act 8353
An Act known as the “Anti-Rape Law of 1997.” Contains answers to commonly asked questions about the law and rape as a public crime. Also contains contact details of agencies and organizations that rape victims may approach for help.
- Republic Act 7610
An Act providing for stronger deterrence and special protection against child abuse, exploitation and discrimination, and for other purposes
- Republic Act 9262
An Act Defining Violence Against Women and Their Children, providing for protective measures for victims, prescribing penalties therefore, and for other purposes. Otherwise known as the “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004”.
- Republic Act 8972
An Act providing for benefits and priviledges to solo parents and their children, appropriating funds therefore and for other purposes
Also known as the “Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000”
- Magna Carta of Women
The Magna Carta of Women is a comprehensive women’s human rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by recognizing, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women, especially those in the marginalized sectors.
Source: Philippine Constitution