Guided by the common pursuit towards gender equality and women empowerment, NAMRIA joined the country in celebrating this year’s Women’s Month with the theme We Make Change Work for Women. The observance highlights the call for gender-balance in leadership and decision making and the improvement on the mechanisms to address the strategic gender needs of women. This year’s sub-theme, Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran focuses on the inclusion of women’s concerns in the government agenda for a more sustainable and equitable development. The celebration also promotes a gender-responsive pandemic recovery amid the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAMRIA's official streamer for the 2022 Women's Month Celebration
The virtual kick-off program held on 01 March 2022 included messages from the NAMRIA Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS) and NAMRIA Administrator, Usec. Peter N. Tiangco, PhD, as well as the distribution of gender and development (GAD) paraphernalia to all employees.
RDAB Director and NAMRIA GFPS Chair Ofelia T. Castro announced the lineup of activities for March. The virtual flag-raising ceremonies for all Mondays of the month will show an all-women cast of the Lupang Hinirang video. A number of GAD learning events will be conducted, including the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework Workshop, Juana Building Connections: Managing Multigeneration Diversity at Home webinar, Women with Disability Talk: Working with Au ‘some Women, GAD Information System Users’ Training, Trainors’ Training on Gender Sensitivity for NAMRIA Field Team Leaders, and the GAD Talk Series on Women Inspiring Other Women Career Talk. There will also be the showing of GAD films and Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Women Advocacy Dance programs (Zumba, Yoga, Tai Box) throughout the month. Other activities include a GAD photo exhibit, the Serbisyo para kay Juana: Juana Tea to be Healthy, NAMRIA Day Care Center Cooking Show, NAMRIA Active Fun Run, and the distribution of IEC materials and collaterals on women empowerment, gender equity, and mental health to all employees and the agency clientele.
Administrator Tiangco delivers his message of support for the 2022 Women's Month Celebration.
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In his message, Administrator Tiangco underscored the important roles of women as the binding force and agents of change for the country’s development. “Women’s rights and gender equality and empowerment have long been mainstreamed in our work processes”, Administrator Tiangco said as a testament to the successful implementation of gender-responsive projects, activities, and programs in NAMRIA. “We will continue to push for an enabling environment here in NAMRIA for us to close the gender gap and for our women to realize their full potentials,” he added as GAD remains a top priority in the agency.
The monthlong observance is in compliance with Proclamation No. 227, Series of 1998 declaring the month of March as “Women’s Role in History Month” and Republic Act 6949, Series of 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as International Women’s Day.
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