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PIA Press Release
2010/02/06

Unsung women honored

Davao City (6 February) -- A group of business and professional women honored nameless women in the country, who despite difficulties, worked tirelessly to uplift the lives of other women in their communities.

Now on its second year, the awards dubbed, "Unsung Women Heroes Awards," encouraged groups and individuals to nominate women who, in the last two years, advanced the interest of women and girls.

Nominees are expected to have worked in generating economic opportunities to alleviate poverty; protection of women and girls from abuse, violence or neglect; created opportunities for the education of women and girls; improvement of the living conditions of indigenous groups; advanced women's reproductive health rights and the enhancement of women's political participation in the community.

Rep. Lorna Silverio of the 3rd District of Bulacan and Chairperson of the Unsung Women Heroes Awards cited a social community worker, an environmentalist and a lady entrepreneur, who all had their own inspiring stories that warmed the hearts and uplifted the human spirit as previous winners.

This year's search seeks to gather representatives from the private and public sectors, academe and other organizations to share their experiences, best practices, and solution needs for the large and growing number of people living in substandard environments.

According to Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region (SIPR) Governor, Ms. Carmen Flor, the awards intend to bring into focus the heroism of ordinary women, who even without the trappings of wealth, power, and resources have risen above their circumstances to help, share and care for others.

"The Unsung Women Heroes Awards represent the wealth of our nation with the nominees' sterling example motivating other women and children to rise above poverty and enjoy the fullness of life," said Ms. Flor.

The awarding ceremony is on the 16th of April 2010. Deadline for submission of entries is on 15 February 2010. Interested parties may visit their office at the SIPR Headquarters, Unit 718 Globe Telecom Plaza 1, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City or visit their website at www.soroptimistphil.org.

SIPR is an international organization for business and professional women who volunteer their time, talents and resources to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.

For interviews and clarifications, please call Vigie at Mobile 0918-2936786. (PLCD) [top]

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