Amidst the howls of protest and lamentations of mothers, wives and sisters during the Marcos dictatorship, there sprang in 1982 an institution that would take part in empowering women: the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR).
One of the pioneering institutions for women, CWR aims to empower grassroots women through awareness-raising and supporting their efforts in improving their situation through structural change. Its mission includes:
- Promoting the full participation of Filipino women in the genuine development of the Philippines society;
- Responding to specific needs of women from different sectors, particularly the grassroots women by working with institutions, community and voluntary groups concerned with programs for people’s development;
- Popularizing knowledge on women and development through research and publications in order to effect change in the consciousness of the larger public; and
- Promoting growth and consolidation of regional women centers and sectoral women organizations.