Cotabato City (March 5, 2018) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through its Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW-ARMM), officially started the celebration of this year’s National Women’s Month (NWM) through a parade, on Monday, March 5, inside the ARMM compound here.
The parade, followed by a short program, was attended by officials and employees of the region’s different line agencies and offices. The ARMM celebration bears the theme ‘Meaningful change for Bangsamoro women can happen’, which is anchored on the national theme: ‘We can make change work for women.’
During the program, ARMM Executive Secretary Laisa Masuhud Alamia said, “Meaningful change: Bangsamoro women can make it happen,” rephrasing the theme. “Kapag hindi kikilos ang mga babae, walang meaningful change ang mangyayari,” Sec. Alamia said emphasizing the importance of women working in the government.
“More than 50% of the teachers, educators in the ARMM are women,” she said, “Almost 3,000 of the employees of ARMM are also women.”
The observance of the annual National Women’s Month in March is pursuant to Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988. It aims at giving due recognition to the contributions of Filipino women in our society specifically to inform and engage women as stakeholders of government programs and services; to create and facilitate platforms to discuss good practices, gaps, challenges , and commitments in pursuing gender and development; and to inspire and empower women and girls to be agents of change.
Also part of the month-long celebration, RCBW-ARMM will conduct the 2nd Bangsamoro Women’s Economic and Development Summit on March 14and 15 also in this city. The summit will focus on women’s participation in economic, socio-political, and peace development thrust of the autonomous regional government to empower their respective communities.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
March 05, 2018 @ 16:39