LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The provincial government of Pangasinan led by Governor Amado I. Espino, III conducts the 3rd Provincial Women’s Convention onMarch 21-22 at the Provincial Training and Development Center, here in celebration of the National Women’s Month.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Emilio Samson bared that the women’s convention manifests the provincial administration’s efforts in promoting women empowerment, as it recognizes the role of the women sector in the over-all development of the province.
“The provincial government continues to create and facilitate platforms to discuss good practices, gaps, challenges, and commitments in pursuing Gender and Development – to strengthen the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women,” Samson said when asked how aggressive the provincial government is in expanding its women empowerment programs.
The provincial government sustains its partnership with the provincial federation of Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI), a grassroots women organization which has been established in the barangay, municipal/city, and provincial levels, for the staging of the annual women’s convention.
The women’s convention will be participated in by municipal/city KALIPI officers and members, municipal/city social welfare and development officers, women’s desk officers from the Philippine National Police, and social work majors from the state university of the province.
Hoisting the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” #WomenMakeChange , the women’s convention features a forum on Women’s Education and Population Growth, and Go Negosyo and Women Economic Empowerment.
The JCI Lingayen Liberation II as development partner will conduct free beauty make-over, skills and livelihood training, and free legal consultation.
Free-of-charge medical check-up will also be provided to the participants of the women’s convention.
Caribbean dance competition for municipal/city KALIPI associations is set in the eve of 21st.
A special provincial KALIPI meeting / evaluation and assessment is scheduled on the following day, March 22, at the President Hotel, here.
By Dexter A. See