The DSWP focuses on the following core issues & concerns:
Women’s Economic Marginalization including: women & globalization; discrimination in employment & livelihood (with focus on the informal sectors); feminization of poverty; structural adjustment programs; migrant work & its feminization; labor flexibility; child labor; women & unionism; recognition & valuation of women’s reproductive work; etc.
Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) including: reproductive health policies & programs; young women’s sexuality; homophobia & heterosexism; divorce; unsafe abortion; sexually transmittable infections (STIs) & HIV/AIDS; etc.
Violence Against Women (VAW) including: rape; sexual harassment; abuse of women in intimate relations; incest; trafficking in women & children; prostitution; violence against & abuse of Filipina migrant workers; etc.
Women’s Political Participation including: political & electoral reforms; gender balance in politics & governance; enactment &/or implementation of women-friendly legislations, policies and programs; women’s participation in decision-making of mass movements & organizations; integration of women’s concerns in the agenda & advocacy of political organizations; full implementation of Local Government Code (LGC); etc.