GADCC-Caraga to highlight women's achievements, empowerment
By Robert E. Roperos
Butuan City (26 February) -- The Gender and Development Coordinating Council (GADCC) of Caraga Region will highlight women's achievements during the Women's Month Celebration to be celebrated every month of March.
In a written statement sent to PIA, GADCC-Caraga Chairperson and Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Caraga Regional Director Atty. Marilyn M. Pintor said, the Women's Month Celebration served as a venue to highlight women's achievements and discuss continuing and emerging women's empowerment and gender equality issues and concerns, challenges and commitments.
Dir. Pintor also said, the regional celebration focuses on concrete activities that are aligned with national and international instruments and treaties such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action, the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development (1995-2025), and the Framework Plan for Women.
This year's theme "Babae, Tagumpay ka ng Bayan," highlights women's achievement in paving the way for women's advancement and empowerment amidst major challenges. (PIA-Caraga) [top]