Womens Month 2020



"We make change work for women"

Theme for Women's Month 2020 in Philippines,  Lets talk about it,


What is Women's Month?

National Women's Month annual celebration is infused with activities that aim to inspire and empower women of all ages to achieve gender equality. The National Women's Month coincides with the celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8.

The purpose of Women's History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women's history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it's impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions.

The National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day.

The following issuances serve as legal bases for the annual national activity:

  • Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day

  • Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month

  • Republic Act (RA) 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.


Objectives

The 2017-2022 NWMC generally aims to:

  • inform and engage women as stakeholders of government programs and services – to promote citizen-centric governance and make “change” a conscious effort to know, understand, and provide what ALL citizens need

  • create and facilitate platforms to discuss good practices, gaps, challenges, and commitments in pursuing gender and development (GAD) – to strengthen implementation of the Magna Carta of Women

  • inspire and empower women and girls to be agents of change – to contribute in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women


Thus, government agencies and local government units shall ensure that their programs and activities for the NWMC contribute in achieving these objectives and the focus of the 2020 celebration.


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