DAR AgNor supports women empowerment

piaBUTUAN CITY, Mar. 11 (PIA) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Agusan del Norte joined the observance of National Women’s Month celebrated each year to recognize working and rural women with the theme, “Kaayuhan ni Juana, I-apil sa adyenda.”

Series of activities have already lined-up in line with the national women’s month celebration, spearheaded by the DAR-Gender and Development (GAD) Coordinating Team involving full participation of DAR women personnel and a group of rural women Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), who represented their respective organizations.  

One of these activities was a symposium for rural women ARBs highlighting on promoting women equality and their role in society and development. The event conducted last March 1 with more than a hundred of women participated from different municipalities in the province.

“The symposium for ARB women was conducted to unlock their potentials so that they can respond to the everyday challenges confronting women in every community," Ellen J. Torralba, GAD point person said.

Other activity was free medical checkup that included fasting blood sugar (FBS), cholesterol test and blood pressure test held at DAR Provincial office.

Also, a fun walk and a fun games conducted to promote camaraderie and strengthen social relationship among employees. “Hataw or Zumba” was also provided enjoying the health benefits for every working women of DAR from a busy-working days.

Meanwhile, a forum on Marriage Strengthening Seminar will also be conducted on March 22. This is a vital activity that implies a redefinition of the women’s role towards her husband and in the family.

The said event will be participated in by all DAR employees, together with their spouses.  It will discuss the clear understanding between men and women differences that might affect poor performance among employees in the workplace.

DAR GAD Coordinating Team and employees in the province are on-board to fight and retrieve women’s dignity. It is not taking power from women to men, but its about all-together working toward gender-equality. (Gil E. Miranda, DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1701457661979/dar-agnor-supports-women-empowerment