From the Philippine News Agency (Mar 5, 2019): DND joins Women's Month observance
Aside from participating in the worldwide observance of International Women's Day (IWD), the Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday also participated in the celebration of National Women's Month (NWM) with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”.
DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana spearheaded the observance of NWM with Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) independent consultant Susan Jalla as the event's guest-of-honor and speaker.
Jalla, in her speech, echoed the different strategies needed to overcome these challenges such as being positively and politically savvy, building an influential coalition, and having a work-life balance.
For his part, Lorenzana acknowledged the role of women in sustaining nation-building and ensuring national security.
The DND chief also expressed the department’s commitment to continue supporting and implementing policies for gender empowerment and equality in the organization. Through the enactment of Presidential Proclamation 227, series of 1988, March has been declared as the NWM.
Meanwhile, the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women”, crafted by PCW, which spearheads the observance of NWM at the national level, will be used for every NWM celebration from 2017– 2022 and will highlight the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development.