Monday, March 04, 2013

2013 Women's Month Celebration

2013 Women's Month Celebration 

Theme: “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak 
sa Tuwid na Daan”

The Women’s Month/Day Celebration is pursuant to:

Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day; 

Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month; and 

Republic Act (RA) 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.

The objectives of this year’s celebration are as follows: 
To highlight women’s leadership roles, participation in-decision making, and participation in the political arena, peace-building and conflict resolution; 

To build upon the gains achieved under existing mechanisms and institutions that support women and gender-responsive governance; and

To strengthen partnership with media in promoting women’s rights and in advocating to address gender issues.

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