The Bureau of Plant Industry supports the nation in 2016 National Women’s Month Celebration. On  March 16,  women and GAD advocates gathered in Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila to “celebrate the achievements, gains and accomplishments with regards to bridging the gender gap and promoting women’s empowerment.” Juana's  and Juan's from various government agencies and attached bureaus, LGU's and private entities demand inclusion of major women's concerns specially from those who are currently seeking public office. The event also aimed to gather public perception on what women's issues should be prioritize in the next administration. The five major concerns are 1. Economic Empowerment 2. Social Development 3. Security, Justice and Peace 4. Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction and 5. Gender-responsive Governance. 





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