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EMPOWERMENT  |  DND AFP Supports Women’s Month

CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the kick-off ceremony for the 2018 National Women’s Month held at the AFP-GHQ Canopy Area at Cam Gen Emilio Aguinaldo, QC.

The event highlights the empowerment of Women as active contributors to and claimholders of development with the theme: “We Make Change Work for Women”.

This gave tribute to Women, their strength and achievements, as well as their capacity to take part in government’s commitment of “compassion” and “change.’

Lorenzana stated that we have countless women who continue to amaze us by doing incredible things in their respective field. Our women today occupy major roles in various industry sectors. They continue to rise up and show the world that they are more than wives, mothers, and daughters of the men who are doing important things, and that they are important in their own right.

The secretary is proud to note that we are a state that recognizes the role of women in nation-building and one that ensures the fundamental equality of opportunities provided to them.

He encouraged everyone to continue to pave the way for an enabling environment for women to be empowered. Let us be a society that makes a change work for women. In our various capacities, let us all be partners for a change that there is gender responsive and ensure that women will not be left behind in the pursuit of change.

He ended with the reminder that; “a woman is the full circle. Within her is the ower to create, nurture and transform.’ AES / MCAG 

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