WOMEN’S MONTH EVENT
LINGAYEN – To make certain that the menfolk in the town also remember this year’s celebration of the Women’s month, the Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Lingayen Liberation II heldan stiletto fun dubbed as “Batik ya aka Takong,”, last March 23.
The event was organized in partnership with the provincial government and the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO).
Mark Marlon de Vera, project chairperson, said the stiletto fun run was part of JCI’s Pinay Power Project aimed at promoting programs that advocates women empowerment, welfare and advancement of gender equality.
De Vera said the activity was also to make men know and understand how difficult it is for women to be in their positions and how they have struggled to call for women empowerment and gender equality in a patriarchal society where abuse and discrimination among women are rampant.
“Para rin ma-feel ng mga kalalakihan what women feel wearing heels,” he said.
The event was participated by more than 200 participants composed of lady police from PPPO, students from Pangasinan State University, women from different barangays in the municipality of Lingayen and men in support of the call to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women.
Wearing their stilettos, the participants raced from the I Love Pangasinan marker at the Lingayen baywalk leading to the PPPO headquarters.
Aside from the stiletto fun run, the JCI Lingayen Liberation II launched the Pinay Power Project of JCI Philippines Area 1, Pinay Power Project Commitment Signing and a forum highlighting discussions on women’s rights and gender and development mainstreaming held at the PPPO’s Magilas Hall. (PIA Pangasinan)
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