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Name: Women in Development and Nation Building Act (Republic Act No. 7192).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1992-02-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1992-03-23, Vol. 88, No. 12, pp. 1560-1563
ISN: PHL-1992-L-28877
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1992-03-23, Vol. 88, No. 12, pp. 1560-1563 Bureau of Women and Young Workers, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines
English translation English translation Chan Robles Virtual Law Library, Philippines (consulted on 2008-01-30)
Abstract/Citation: The intent of the Act is to promote the integration of women as full and equal partners with men in development and nation building. The National Economic and Development Authority is given primary responsibility for carrying out the purposes of the Act. The Act grants women, regardless of their marital status, full legal capacity to act and to enter into contracts. It grants them equal access to membership in all social, civic and recreational clubs as well as the right of admission into military schools. Full-time homemakers shall have the right to participate in government-sponsored social security schemes.

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