As an institution that fosters gender sensitivity, the DA-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) signifies support in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) by conducting a number of activities in celebration of the National Women’s Month.
Included in the activity is the “Serbisyo para kay Juana” wherein women clients of DA-PCC’s Milka Krem products outlet will be offered with a one-day 5% discount for all its products on International Women’s Day (March 8) as a form of appreciation for women’s various contributions in the society.
Other activities lined up for the celebration are conducting of Women’s Month Wellness Break (Zumba), wearing of anything purple (recognized as the color of women that symbolizes justice and dignity) on Tuesdays for the whole month of March and organizing of gender and development (GAD)-related learning events such as Orientation on Safe Spaces Act and Magna Carta on March 23, GAD Orientation for Cooperatives on March 29, and Gender Sensitivity Training ++ on March 28.
This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme: “We Make Change Work for Women: Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran”, which focuses on including women’s concerns in the government agenda and enabling more women to implement 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.
“We, at DA-PCC, are dedicated to provide quality services that are GAD responsive. We make sure that our women clients are not left behind in accessing our services. We also organize activities that recognize valuable roles of women in society for inclusive and sustainable development,” Aimee Fulgencio, DA-PCC’s GAD focal person, stated.
She added that the agency will continue to assess gender equality efforts and look forward to steps leading to the progress in empowering women.
The 2022 National Women’s Month celebration highlights the extraordinary roles of Juanas in the society as trailblazers and harbingers of change.