Filipinas continue to make an enormous mark in society and help improve the lives of those who are part of the struggling sectors of the community. More Pinays take the frontline and get involved in causes that widely affect the lives of women in modern society.
It is astounding to see how women of today work hand in hand to raise awareness and build a safer community with more equal opportunities for everyone.
In celebration of Women’s Month and inspired by Filipinas with relentless spirit and passion, Downy Premium Parfum recognized seven outstanding women in various fields on Thursday, February 26, at Manila House BGC. The event aimed to put the spotlight on these
Filipinas whose passion to spark positive change never fades.
Among the awardees are women advocating for education, for equal social and economic development, and for gender equality. At a national level, data shows that only 36% of women went beyond secondary education. Meanwhile, in terms of job opportunities, more than half of women in the country reported that they experienced lack of work opportunities. Additionally, Philippines ranked down, from 8th to 10th, for gender equality because of less representation in the government.
There is also an awardee for being an advocate for sexual and reproductive health, for empowerment, and for maternal health. In the country, data shows that 9% of teenage women aged 15 to 19 have started childbearing. Meanwhile, 1 of 4 women in the Philippines still experience discrimination in the workplace. More to that, 3 out of 4 women do not include maternal health as a priority health concern.
It was the never fading passion for positive change that led to the selection of awardees – Bianca Gonzalez-Intal for maternal health, Joy Wong for Filipino resilience, Iza Calzado-Wintle for women empowerment, Atty. Kristine Yuzon-Chaves for gender equality, Kara David for education, Jasmine Curtis-Smith for equal social and economical development, and Pia Wurtzbach for sexual and reproductive health.
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Watch the highlights of the event here: