NAGA CITY, Mar. 13 (PIA) -- As the week-long celebration of Women’s Month commenced here today, the Naga City Council for Women (NCCW) will also be spearheading various activities to highlight the best practices and various programs that contributed to the successful journey of every empowered women now.
Archie Gonzales, NCCW secretary and incumbent barangay official of Del Rosario here, during her guesting at Radyo Café: Kapihan sa Radyo Natin, kaiba an PIA”, Wednesday stated that NCCW continues to support women’s right through the various initiatives and partnerships with other stakeholders, including gender equality advocacies in various platforms.
“We wish to empower women and through the years we have already seen this remarkable transformation. This is through the continuing efforts and intervention that women’s organization like the Naga City Council for Women (NCCW) has been doing for the past years,” he said.
Gonzales stated that one of the highlights of this week’s celebration is the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing of BANTAY Familia with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Ateneo de Naga University and Brigada News. The partnership aims to invite more and more stakeholders in the implementation of gender-sensitive programs in the locality.
During the culmination activity slated on Friday, March 17, NCCW will lead the awarding of the Most Gender Responsive School, Best Violence Against Women (VAW) desk and the ceremonial filling of Naga City Green Ordinances.
“Most of the time, the children are in school. The purpose why we launched the search for the Most Gender Responsive School is for every administrator to realize the need for a working policy and guidelines that will protect the students from any forms of discrimination. The school should provide a healthy and holistic environment where the student’s morale will be taken cared of.”
The best VAW desk, according to Gonzales will also help all the barangays to be compliant of Republic Act 9710 otherwise known as the “Magna Carta of Women.”
LGU Naga has innovated various programs to help and assist women through its anti Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign which it has instituted in 2002 through the issuance of Executive Order 2002-01. The same order made way for the creation of Naga City Bantay Familia which has already helped thousands of abused women and children for the past years under the headship of City Councilor Cecilia “Nene” De Asis. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)