Guimaras holds Women’s Month

150 women from all over the Province of Guimaras attended the province highlight of this year Women’s Month Celebration, the Provincial Women’s Forum at Capitol Covered Gym, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras with the theme: “We Make Change for Women”.

 This is to highlight Women’s achievements and discuss continuing and emerging women’s empowerment and gender equality issues and concerns, challenges, courage and commitments.

Ms. Zenaida Cuizon, Barangay Captain of Sta.  Teresa, Jordan, Guimaras encouraged her co-attendees to support and protect their children because it is their roles and responsibilities.

 “We, kita nga mga kababainhan, it is our role and responsibility to protect kag magguide sang aton mga kabataan. Amo ini ang aton kalipayan being parents because this is the gift of God nga ginhatag sa aton,ang aton kabataan, so we have to take care of our children, protect and defend them sa mga problema labi nagid nga it affects their lives, it affects their future,” she said.

Women’s Month Celebration sought to inform and engage women as stakeholders of government programs and services, to create and facilitate platforms to discuss good practices, g aps, challenges, and commitments in pursuing gender and development (GAD) and to inspire and empower women and girls to be agents of change.

The theme emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes, and that they should also reap from fruits of development efforts. This can be made possible by empowering women – enabling them to meaningfully engage with other development stakeholders, and by fully implementing the Magna Carta of Women.

The forum aims to improve knowledge and skills of women on HIV and aids, cyber safety and advocacy to end VAW and laws on women and to create awareness about the topic through question and answer and open forum.