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RDC-GADCC highlights Women's Month celebration during 1st quarterly meeting for 2009

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

Butuan City (February 6) -- The Regional Development Council Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (RDC-GADCC) being chaired by Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Regional Director Atty. Marylin Pintor conducted recently its 1st Quarterly Meeting for 2009 held in one of the hotels here.

Members of RDC-GADCC convened and discussed the 2009 Women's Month Celebration with this year's theme "Babae, Yaman ka ng Bayan"; National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Women's Basic Sector Representative; the 2008 Search for the "Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units"; and other issues and concerns including the presentation of Comprehensive Pilot Intervention Project on Gender Based-Violence (COPI- PAGV) in Caraga Region, and the conduct of Caraga Women's Summit by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga.

GADCC Chair Atty. Pintor said the opening ceremony for the Women's Month Celebration is scheduled on March 3, 2009, while the "Kalandrakas sa Kababaihan V" is set on March 10, 2009, and on March 29, 2009 will be the conduct of the Sportsfest and Culmination Activity.

"During the opening ceremony on March 3, 2009, all members from the government line agencies, private sectors, stakeholders, and various organizations will join in the "Walk for a cause" from the assembly at the provincial capitol to the City Hall grounds, which also follows with a "Hataw" or exercise at the City Hall grounds. The "Kalandrakas sa Kababaihan V on March 10 also includes trade fair, ukay-ykay, film showing, a talk on the Magna Carta for Women, beauty and massage parlors, parlor games, and creates a venue for information dissemination on GAD issues and concerns to be held at the Commission on Audit (COA) Conference Room while the Sportsfest and Culmination Activity will be held at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) gounds," Atty. Pintor said.

Meanwhile, DTI-Caraga Information Officer Grace Tucmo also informed the committee that their office will be conducting the Caraga Women's Summit in the month of July, this year, which highlights the presentation of the success stories of the region's successful women entrepreneurs.

With these set plans and activities, RDC-GADCC Chairperson Atty. Pintor acknowledges the continuous support of the members and encourages them to intensify fight against trafficking to women and children. (PIA-Caraga) [top]

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