International Women’s Day 2014: Girl Power for Progress and Rehabilitation

International Women's DayThe International Women’s Day for 2014 is just a sunset away. It is the time of the year again to parade those Purple ribbons!

Today, Google has displayed its latest doodle for 2014 International Women’s Day. The symbol of the most prominent woman goddess- Venus  is featured in this doodle, a small circle, with a cross. Hitting the play button will show a Youtube video of  women from different countries wishing everyone Happy International Women’s Day in their language. Included in the video was a greeting in Filipino .

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Watch this video and see  the women members of Philippine Coastguard  say “Maligayang Araw ng mga Kababaihan”.

As an undeniably socio-political event,  International Women’s Day will again bring back to global spectrum all  issues on Gender Equality , Violence Against Women , and most importantly Women Rights.

For  this year’s

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, United Nations chose the theme  “Equality for Women is Progress for All”. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-general expounds on this on his speech for 2014 International Women’s Day saying  –

“We are highlighting the importance of achieving equality for women and girls not simply because it is a matter of fairness and fundamental human rights, but because progress in so many other areas depends on it. Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth.  Companies with more women leaders perform better.  Peace agreements that include women are more durable.  Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.”

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Republic Act (RA) 6949 s. 1990 is a legal mandate in the Philippines declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.

For 2014 International Women’s Day, Philippine Commission on Women has selected this Theme:

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This is to pay tribute to the role of women in the recovery of our country from the recent political problems and calamities. One of the celebration’s goal is in congruence to UN’s theme for 2014 International Women’s Day-To recognize women’s  resiliency, strength and contributions to progress.

As a highlight on March 8, Philippine Commission on Women has organized an event called Sulong Juana: Human Women’s Symbol Formation to be held at Quirino Grandstand. The activity aims to mark a world record most participated women symbol formation.

Various women’s groups, delegation from national and local government, academic institutions and civil society organizations are expected to grace this event.





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