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International Women’s Day and National Women’s Day Celebration

Indak ni Juan at Juana: Fun Walk and Physical Fitness Activity

March 8, 2022

The DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau conducted its first flag raising ceremony after two years of pandemic to celebrate the National Women’s Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022.

Assistant Director Amelita DJ. Ortiz led the kick-off program and stressed that the “celebration advocates gender equality not just for women but also extends to the men and LGBTQIA+ members of the BMB community.”  She also emphasized that “we are all partners for change that is gender-responsive.”

Fun walk and physical activities were held after the flag raising ceremony. Fresh flowers were also distributed to all BMB female employees to recognize their vital role in pursuing biodiversity conservation in the country.

BMB employees and senior staff participated in the event which was held inside the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC).  The International Women’s Day celebration and the National Women’s Month kick off activities manifested the support of BMB in raising awareness on empowerment of women as agents of change and continuous advocacy towards gender equality.

In addition, BMB employees and senior staff also wear purple every Tuesdays for the whole month of March to advocate ending all forms of discrimination and eliminate violence against women everywhere. Purple color is historically associated with efforts to achieve gender equality and now usually linked to contemporary feminism. It inspires hope and vision and symbolizes the gains so far achieved and those that are yet to come.

 

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 Fun Walk of BMB employees and senior staff in support of “WE Make CHANGE Work for Women” and advocacy of gender equality in celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month at NAPWC

 

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 Indak ni Juan at Juana: Physical Fitness Activity of BMB employees and senior staff in support for the celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month at NAPWC

 

 

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 Indak ni Juan at Juana: Physical Fitness Activity of BMB employees and senior staff in support for the celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month at NAPWC