NV celebrates NWMC2022 with fanfare
The provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya (PGNV), through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by PSWD Officer Flordelina C. Granada, spearheaded this year’s relatively grandiose National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC2022) in the province.
In pursuance thereof amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the PSWDO has solicited the active participation of its partners and tapped all available communication channels and platforms to muster broader audience reach and participation.
PSWD Officer Granada was glad to say that the PGNV had set a wide array of exciting activities for this year’s month of March celebration, some of which are new or enhanced initiatives, namely: Motorcade; Juana Zumba; Uploading on social media of profile pictures with NWMC2022 frame; Sharing of NWMC2022 and NV Halfway Home for Women and Girls (NVHHWG) flyers on social media; Offering of discounts to women by partner business establishments; Conduct of Focus Group Discussions cum Group Therapy for VAW survivors and perpetrators; Observance of Purple and Women’s Relief Day at PGNV offices; Workshops for Women PDLs, Women Parolees, Women in Uniform, IP Women, and Women in NGOs; Conduct of “Amazing Women’s Day” activities by PGNV offices with awarding of corresponding certificates of appreciation and cash prizes; and IEC on NWMC2022 and Women Programs through Radio broadcasting, Taripnong/press conference, Distribution of flyers, and Hanging of posters/tarpaulins.
Governor Carlos M. Padilla, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the Nueva Vizcaya women for their “invaluable contributions to the concerted efforts of addressing gender-related issues and concerns and in fighting poverty, among others”, as he vowed his “full support to significant and trailblazing programs, projects and activities that will further improve their condition”.
“With the country being battered by the health crisis that has no end in sight as yet, which is stalling movements towards gender equality, worsening inequalities, further exposing gender gaps, and exacerbating vulnerabilities in socio-economic aspects”, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), said that the nation is capitalizing on the NWMCs to “accentuate the gains achieved for women and girls, assess actions towards gender equality, and undertake steps alongside concerned institutions to ensure progress in empowering women”.
In 2017, the PCW Board Members and Inter-Agency Technical Working Group adopted the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” for the 2017-2022 NWMCs which highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development that is anchored on the national leadership’s “Malasakit at Pagbabago” commitment.
The NWMC2022 sub-theme “Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran” specifically stresses the inclusion of women’s concerns in the government agenda and enabling more women to implement and, at the same time, demand programs and services that can bring the country closer to narrowing the gender gaps and moving towards sustainable and equitable development.