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Stand Up for Life
Friday, March 15, 2013
THE Mass Communication Society (MCS) of the University of the Cordilleras takes a more active role in the campaign for women empowerment and gender sensitivity in celebration of International Women’s Month.
MCS Adviser Assistant Professor Katrina Mamaril said a series of activities were already done within the campus for the month long celebration dubbed “Babae ka” which were all organized by the officers and members of the said club.
“The activities created awareness among the students and enlightened them on the issues regarding women and gender,” Mamaril said.
The implemented activities include a seminar on gender sensitivity and issues on March 4 with speaker Jade Leung, Femmes Photo Exhibit: Wonders of a Woman on March 5-6, Zumbathon: “Dance Works for Women”, and Docufest on March 12.
The Docufest showcasing documentaries produced by students of the Communication Department held at the theater was attended by students from Baguio city National High School-Main who witnessed short films focusing on women empowerment, understanding the real essence of a woman, and defining what womanhood is.
MCS believes that the value of women before is not as much as what it is seen today. The thought about womanhood has also changed in different aspects like emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It is for these reasons that they feel that there is a need to promote women empowerment, boost confidence, and eliminate inferiority complex among women by making them aware of their rights and value.
By involving and touching the hearts of the youth MCS hopes that the perspective of the young generation about women will be widened thus, they will gain more love and respect.
For as long that there are reports about violation on the rights of women there is a need to have a continuous program for women empowerment. The annual celebration of Women’s Month is a reminder that everyone should take part in making efforts to support the call and know the value of the essence of a woman.
The youth like the communication students of UC doing a very active role on this undertaking should be emulated by others to achieve the goal needed for the advocacy for women empowerment. Their command filled with love for this endeavor will surely aroused support from the other sectors. The youth taking an open expression on women empowerment and gender sensitivity will surely leave an impression.
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Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 15, 2013.