Philippines

We support young women in participating in leadership programmes and vocational training.

National Summary

The  Philippines  has one of the smallest rates of  gender disparity in the world. In the Global  Gender  Gap Index 2017, the  country  ranked 10th out of 145 countries for  gender equality . Yet, women are vulnerable to domestic abuse, financial instability and exploitation through prostitution and migrant work. Women have access to fewer opportunities in the labour market due to gendered barriers.

A quarter of the nation lives beneath the poverty line, with one of the highest rates of income inequality in the world. Youth not in employment, education, or training and slow school-to-work transition is a challenge in the Philippines. Around one in four young Filipinos between the ages of 15–24 are not in employment, education or training.

Quick Facts

108.11 million is the national population.

21.6% of the population is living below the poverty line.

96.1% is the female literacy rate.

53.3% is the population living in rural areas.

Our Work in Philippines

We started working in the Philippines in 2013.

2013

We work with 3 local projects in the
Philippines.

5

We have directly impacted the lives of
3,225 young women.

3,225

Featured partners and projects

We currently work with 27 women-led local partners globally who have a proven track record of helping communities through education.
We rely on their expertise to respond to local needs and solutions in order to establish sustainable long-term projects.

ISSI

ISSI provides vocational training in the healthcare sector, equipping students to become nurses and midwives in DRC.

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FPTI

FPTI provides vocational training courses in hospitality to young women with fewer opportunities in the Philippines.

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