Women and children sector in the area may have a robust political voice particularly on issues pertaining to their well being and training, in keeping with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Speaking at a gathering with the Women Parliamentarians of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WAIPA), Alvarez stated the central position of ladies leaders in offering an enabling framework for ladies’s empowerment and safety in the area can’t be overemphasized.
“Through our collective efforts, we will ensure that the women and children sector will have a strong political voice to help focus the national and regional agenda towards the promotion of health, education, and social protection activities,” stated the Speaker.
Alvarez is the present AIPA president and the Philippines is the host of the 38th AIPA General Assembly, which is being held from Sept. 14 to 19, 2017 on the Makati Shangri-la Hotel.
“I am pleased to note the increasing number of women being elected to political office in the Southeast Asia region. In each case, more women have meant more legislation related to anti-discrimination, domestic violence, family codes, inheritance, and child support and protection,” stated the Speaker.