ARMM celebrates National Women’s Month 2018
COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through its Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW-ARMM), officially started the celebration of this year’s National Women’s Month (NWM) through a parade, last week inside the ARMM compound here.
The parade, followed by a short program, was attended by officials and employees of the region’s different line agencies and offices. The ARMM celebration bears the theme “Meaningful change for Bangsamoro women can happen,” which is anchored on the national theme: “We can make change work for women.”
During the program, ARMM Executive Secretary Laisa Masuhud Alamia said, “Meaningful change: Bangsamoro women can make it happen,” rephrasing the theme. “Kapag hindi kikilos ang mga babae, walang meaningful change ang mangyayari,” she said, emphasizing the importance of women working in the government.
“More than 50% of the teachers, educators in the ARMM are women. Almost 3,000 of the employees of ARMM are also women,” she said
The observance of the annual National Women’s Month in March is pursuant to Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988. It aims at giving due recognition to the contributions of Filipino women in our society specifically to inform and engage women as stakeholders of government programs and services; to create and facilitate platforms to discuss good practices, gaps, challenges , and commitments in pursuing gender and development; and to inspire and empower women and girls to be agents of change.