Guv calls on women to take care of their health-A A +A
Monday, March 4, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Governor Lilia Pineda started Monday the kick-off celebration of the Women's Month here, by calling on women and other stakeholders in local health programs to take care of their women and drumbeat awareness on healthy lifestyles.
Pineda was also one with Committee on Women and Family Chair 3rd district Board Member Trina Dizon in calling on Local Government Units (LGUs) to empower women through gender sensitive legislation as part of this year’s observance of the Women’s Month.
"Aside from family, a women's greatest possession is her health. Most cases on problems we received with regards to women's health are lifestyle-related diseases as well as cancer. We are addressing these and we hope that LGUs will also step up in providing health programs that are more into prevention," Pineda said, adding that the province has set up assistance programs to help women suffering from cancer.
Pineda said that women this Women's Month should take initiatives to advance their rights and promote women's rights awareness in their own communities.
“Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan” is this year’s theme for the Women’s Month Celebration, which underscores the need to accelerate women’s participation in governance and enhance gender perspective in upholding good governance.
This theme further highlights the importance of strengthening the mechanisms and institutions that support women and to widen the arena for their participation. It is also aligned with Section 11 (Participation and Representation) and Section 29 (Peace and Development) of the Magna Carta for Women.
Dizon said there are a host of women's month programs set by the Provincial Government of Pampanga this year which include medical and social service missions, wellness talks and other recreational activities.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 05, 2013.