Plan International Philippines launched its first ever Plan International Philippines Media Awards at Sulu Riviera Hotel in Quezon City on 28 January.
The organization aims to highlight diverse stories about girls, promote women’s power, voice, participation and leadership in over 60 countries including the Philippines.
Under Plan International, the campaign GirlsGetEqual ensures that every girl has the power over her own life, which is free from discrimination, harassment and violence.
Alyza Narvaez, communication specialist of Plan international stated, “We believe that the Media is a powerful ally in our call for equal presentation and recognition for every young girl and woman of the Philippines.”
Ryan Lander, deputy director for Program of Plan International in the Philippines, said, “We are much excited about the launching of the awards recognizing our media partners on their unwavering support for the movement having mainstream girls’ empowerment.”
Narvaez added that they have three priorities in this global campaign for women. First is making available soft safe spaces for women in the streets, in public transportations and other places.
Second is their access to support and assistance for adolescent pregnancy, comprehensive sexual education and support to teenage mothers. Third is women’s preparedness for disasters.