MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Mar 10 (PIA) - Based on this year’s Women’s Month celebration themmed as, “WE Make Change Work for Women,” Maasin City aims to  give due recognition in every women’s contribution to their community, City Social Welfare and Development Office focal person JhadeMaturan revealed.

  A gathering of women that will serve as a culmination activity for the Women’s Month celebration will be conducted on  the  30th of March  at the city’s gymnasium. “Through this activity, women and girls will be inspired and empowered in doing changes not only for themselves but to the society as well,” Maturan said.   Maturan said that a  motorcade around the city proper and a celebration of the Holy Eucharist are some of the activities during the culmination activity. Other activities include parlor game contest; display of products produced in each barangay such as food products give-aways for any occasion, to mention one; flower arrangement and booth competition, among others.   A total of 210 women from the 70 barangays in Maasin City are expected to participate in the said undertaking, Maturan bared. “The city social welfare office invited a maximum of three women-participants from each barangay,” she said.   The city government through the CSWDO allotted prizes for each contest winner, Maturan added.   It was learned that this year’s theme has elements such as  for WE  that stands for Women’ Empowerment, that empowering women enables them to confidently and meaningfully engage with appropriate institutions to ensure that they contribute to the development  and benefit from those changes.   While, “Make Change Work,” is  MCW  or the Magna Carta of Women, which means  making change work for women necessitates strengthening the implementation of the MCW at all levels; and Change also means Compassionate and Harmonized Actions and Networks for Gender Equality, the source added.   The theme itself  emphasizes the government’s  collective effort, collaboration and participation to ensure that women will not be left behind in the pursuit of change. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)