The Malabon city government has launched the Women’s Congress with the theme “Women’s Heroism, Equality and Advancement Despite the Pandemic” recently.
It was led by the Malabon Gender and Development Center with the full support coming from Malabon city Mayor Lenlen Oreta and District II councilor Enzo Oreta.
Through the Zoom meeting, five women’s representatives laid out projects that would greatly help Malabonian women.
They are centered on Rights: Fighting discrimination; Survival: Condemning Violence; Welfare: Basic necessities that are within reach; Livelihood: Ability to self-employment and financial knowledge, and Ability: Capacity to lead towards advancement.
At the same time, they emphasized how programs from city hall in recent years have been instrumental in recognizing and supporting the needs of women.
According to Meliza Pili of SAMAKA-KALIPI — one of the largest women’s organizations in the city — apart from medical, financial and educational assistance, they are grateful for programs such as the E-Nanay Project, TUPAD, Balik Trabaho Program and other livelihood projects that are beneficial to them in the midst of the current pandemic.
“I’m glad we have a Women’s Congress. Women have contributed a lot to the development of our beloved Malabon,” the mayor said.