womens-month2015The Department of Health Regional Office XII together with various National Government Agencies, Local Government Units, State Universities, Civil Society Organizations and People’s Organizations participated in the Solidarity Walk for the Celebration of the National Women’s Day on March 8, 2015. The Solidarity Walk started from Cotabato City State Polytechnic College going to the Cotabato City Plaza with the year’s theme: “Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw na!” It pays tribute to the strong and resilient “juanas” or women who brought inspiring changes here in our country and across the globe. Many converged as they believed the idea of women empowerment. An estimated 1,000 women advocates attended the Solidarity Walk which started at 6 o’clock in the morning.


The objectives of this year’s celebration are:

  1. To recognize and highlight women’s key roles and accomplishments in leadership, power and decision-making.
  2. To increase awareness on engaging women to participate at all levels of policy and decision-making.
  3. To share strategies and best practices women have employed to become successful women leaders.