Board member calls on cops to advance women’s rights-A A +A
Monday, March 18, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Third district Board Member Monina Laus has urged officials of the Pampanga Provincial Police Office to advance the rights and welfare of women in line with the celebration of the Women’s Month.
Laus said police officers are in the forefront of cases and incidents dealing with abuses against women.
She said police operatives can effectively pursue cases against criminal elements victimizing women and advance the effective implementation of women’s desks in various police precincts here.
“The police are essential partners in the implementation of laws and policies on the protection of women. The more they effectively implement the law, the more people will be able to accept the fact that women’s rights are also human rights,” Laus said.
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.
The theme highlights the importance of strengthening the mechanisms and institutions that support women and to widen the arena for their participation.
Laus said the Provincial Government of Pampanga will work closely with the police in implementing policies and regulations for women’s protection in the local level.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 19, 2013.