Reframing divorce as a mental health policy issue in the Philippines

Elsevier, The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume , 2024
Alibudbud R., Smith A., Liebrenz M., Arnado J.M.

The Philippine constitution is designed to help uphold women's rights and equality. Several laws safeguard women from violence and discrimination, including the 2004 Republic Act 9262 (also known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act)1 and the 2009 Republic Act 9710 (also known as the Magna Carta of Women).2 Consequently, the Philippines ranks 16th globally and first in Asia in gender parity, showing purposeful progress in closing the gender gap, particularly for economic participation and opportunities.3