Taguig holds ‘Walk For A Cause’ vs. violence against women, children


Women and Juvenile Crisis Center set to open

In solidarity with the worldwide observance of International Women’s Month this March, the local government of Taguig organized a “Walk For A Cause” last Sunday to denounce all forms of violence against women and children, and to signify support for victims of the crime.

“This is our way of telling the whole world that in our city, any and all forms of violence, especially against women and children, will not be tolerated. Such acts will be dealt with to the full extent of the law in Taguig,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.

In fact, Mayor Lani announced the opening of a Women and Juvenile Crisis Center in Barangay Wawa this coming March 31 as part of a city-wide program to aid women and children who are victims of violence.

“This kind of violence has no place in a civilized society. We in Taguig will do our part in fighting this kind of crime,” she added.

About 2,000 participants from the different sectors in the city participated in the Walk For A Cause event, which started at the DMAC Covered Court and from FTI Triumph and converged at Taguig City University where a short program was held.

Month-long Celebration

The walk and the opening of the Women and Juvenile Crisis Center are part of Taguig’s month-long celebration of International Women’s Day, which is a showcase of activities and programs that focus on two of the most important issues concerning women of today: empowerment and access to quality healthcare.

With the theme “Juana, Ang Tatag Mo Ay Tatag Natin Sa Pagbangon At Pagsulong,” the city government’s celebration started last March 8 with an array of medical services offered free for women.

The City Health Office (CHO) set up booths that provided Taguig women with free bone scan procedures, pap smear and breast examination, together with an information booth on cervical cancer for those who are seeking medical advice. On that same day, Taguig women were given a surprise treat by the local government when it offered free hair cut and massage.

Outstanding Women

On March 31, the city will deploy a mobile interactive exhibit of outstanding women in fields dominated by men at the TCU auditorium, sponsored by the Office of Sen. Pia Cayetano, which will coincide with the “Parangal sa mga Natatanging Babae ng Taguig 2014.”

“We want to make our city one of the best places for women to live in, where they are respected and empowered, where they have access to affordable and quality healthcare, and where they are considered as pillars of society,” Mayor Lani said. ###

FILIPINO VERSION:

Taguig nagsagawa ng ‘Walk For A Cause’ laban sa karahasan sa kababaihan at mga bata

Women and Juvenile Crisis Center, nakatakdang buksan

Bilang pakikiisa sa pandaigdigang paggunita sa International Women’s Month ngayong Marso, nag-organisa ang pamahalaang lokal ng Taguig ng “Walk For A Cause” nitong nakaraang Linggo bilang pagpapahayag na rin nang pagkondena sa lahat ng uri ng karahasan  laban sa kababaihan at kabataan at pagsuporta sa mga biktima ng nasabing krimen.

“Ito’y isang paraan para maipabatid natin sa buong mundo na ang ating lungsod ay hindi tinatanggap ang anuman at lahat ng uri ng karahasan lalo na laban sa kababaihan at kabataan. Sinumang lalabag dito ay pananagutin sa batas.” Ang sabi ni Mayor Lani Cayetano.

Bukod dito, inihayag ni Mayor Lani ang pagbubukas ng isang Women and Juvenile Crisis Center sa Barangay Wawa sa darating na Marso 31, na bahagi ng city-wide program para tulungan ang mga kababaihan at kabataang biktima ng karahasan.

“Ang ganitong klase ng karahasan ay walang puwang sa isang sibilisadong lipunan. Kami sa Taguig ay ginagampanan ang aming bahagi para sa paglaban sa ganitong uri ng krimen.” Dagdag nito.

Aabot sa 2,000 mula sa hanay ng iba’t-ibang sektor ng lungsod ang nakibahagi sa naturang “Walk For A Cause” event, na nagsimula sa DMAC Covered Court at FTI Triumph, na nagtapos sa Taguig City University kung saan nagdaos din ng maigsing programa.

Isang buwang pagdiriwang

Ang nasabing aktibidad at pagbubukas ng Women and Juvenile Crisis Center ay bahagi lamang ng isang buwang selebrasyon ng Taguig para sa International Women’s Day, na tinampukan ng iba’t-ibang programa na nakatuon sa dalawang pinakamahalagang isyu para sa kababaihan: ang “empowerment at access” sa quality healthcare.
May temang “Juana, Ang Tatag Mo Ay Tatag Natin Sa Pagbangon At Pagsulong,” na sinimulan noong Marso 8 ng pamahalaang lungsod na bahagi ng International Women’s Month iba’t ibang serbisyong medikal para sa kababaihan ang naipagkaloob ng libre.

Naglagay ang City Health Office (CHO) ng mga booth para sa kababaihan, na may libreng bone scan, pap smear at breast examination, kasama na rin ang information booth para magbigay ng kaalaman sa cervical cancer lalo na sa mga nagnanais na humingi ng medical advice.

Kasabay nito ay nagkaroon din ng sorpresang regalo ang kababaihan  mula sa lokal na pamahalaan ng pagkalooban sila ng libreng gupit at  masahe.

Natatanging kababaihan

Sa Marso 31, isang mobile interactive exhibit ang itatampok  sa lunsod, na magpapakita ng “outstanding women” sa sektor na dominado ng kalalakihan, sa TCU auditorium, na itinaguyod ng tanggapan ni Senador Pia Cayetano kasabay nang pagdaraos ng “Parangal sa mga Natatanging Babae ng Taguig 2014.”
“Nais naming gawin ang aming lungsod bilang pinakamahusay na lugar para makapamuhay ang kababaihan na nirerespeto at binibigyan ng kapangyarihan, nakatatanggap ng abot-kaya at de-kalidad na serbisyong medikal at ituturing bilang  haligi ng ating lipunan.” pahayag pa ni Mayor Lani. ###


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