Guimaras National Women’s Month Celebration Kicks Off with Caravan

The Provincial Government of Guimaras (PGG) joined the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration with the theme, “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”.

Seventy empowered women joined the National Women’s Day information caravan of the PGG Gender and Development (GAD) on March 8, 2021 as a kick-off activity for the National Women’s Month Celebration on the entire month of March.

Governor Samuel T. Gumarin said we need women to develop and build a community and women have made a significant contribution to the suppression of COVID-19 pandemic.

“Time has change nga ang presidente sang Pilipinas babayi, why?, bangud nakita naton nga sa pagdevelop sang aton kumunidad we need woman. Dapat sa isa ka organisasyon developmental man ukon sa biskan anu nga organisasyon dapat may babayi gid. May kabudlayan man ang aton women’s sa pagcontrol sang pandemya, becuase sang mga BHWs naton kag sa mga babayi nga health personnel naton napulupunggan ang pag saka sang infection diri sa probinsiya sang Guimaras,” he said.

This year’s campaign highlights the tremendous efforts of women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.

Women stands at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic.

The Provincial Government of Guimaras through its Gender and Development (GAD) Program has planned out several activities to celebrate focusing on the Local Government Units clients’ services and employees’ welfare.

This celebration is also a venue to discuss and address the issues that women continue to face so empowerment can be fully achieved and a call for concrete, sustainable, and inclusive actions towards gender equality.

The caravan aims to develop awareness in the community about the women’s month celebration and inspire and empower women and girls to be agents of change – to contribute in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women.

To fully disseminate the essence of the celebration, the GAD-TWG initiated to distributed purple face mask to PGG clients who visits the Provincial Capitol every Mondays of March starting on March 8, 2021.

The National Women’s Month Celebration is an annual celebration which serves as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary “Juanas” in the society as trailblazers and harbingers of change.

Moreover, Hon. Josefina G. Dela Cruz, SP Member, Chairperson on Committee for women graced the event with her presence.

The activity was conducted in compliance with the necessary health and safety protocols to avoid the further spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

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