Iloilo, JCI team-up to make women’s rights real

ILOILO – The Gender and Development Program (GAD) of the provincial government is tying up with the Junior Chamber International-Iloilo Ilang-Ilang in putting flesh to the rights of women.

Alma Ravena, the Vice President of the Technical Working Group of GAD, said the newly formed alliance will work on the realization of women empowerment through the program dubbed as “All About Her” of JCI-Iloilo Ilang-Ilang.

All About Her will be launch at 9:00 am today (November 7) at Conference Room, 5th floor of Iloilo Provincial Capitol with Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Board Member Shalene Palmares-Hidalgo as guests.

The program basically aims to provide solutions to specific issues concerning legal rights, health and economic development of women from all walks of life in the city and province of Iloilo.

On its first year, the program will provide technical assistance to the members of Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina, a women’s organization in the province aimed at assisting the women and the youth with community activities and livelihood programs.

The launching of partnership in making women’s right real will then be followed by the signing of pledge of commitment between the province and the civic group.

A talk on women’s health, specifically on the signs and symptoms of menopause, by Dr. Fredilyn Samoro, will be held thereafter.

Atty. Jojie Balume will also lecture on Magna Carta of Women, while Joy Palmada, the manager of Pavia Entrepreneur’s Multipurpose Cooperative, will likewise talk on women empowerment.

Aside from the seminar, JCI-Iloilo Ilang-Ilang President Atty. Essy Genebelle Antonano said they will also hold the first ever all-female run in Iloilo tomorrow (November 8) at 5:00 am in Diversion Road, Iloilo City.

The fun run, in partnership with the city government, is expecting one thousand runners in three- and six-kilometer run.

Antonano said 20 percent of proceeds from the fun run will be used to purchase solar panels for the fisher folks affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sitio Bat-os, Concepcion, Iloilo. #2014News



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