Filipino women remain among the poorest sectors in our society (1 in 4 women and 3 in 10 children account for the country’s poor). Women are more likely to go hungry, lack access to the most basic needs, and remain impoverished. The National Anti-Poverty Commission works with the Filipino women in their fight against hunger and poverty.
In commemoration of the National Women’s month, NAPC calls for the participation of Filipino women in pushing for anti-poverty alleviation policies that will truly address the needs of the marginalized, anchored on the provision of the 10 basic needs--food, water, shelter, education, healthcare, work, social protection, healthy environment, peace, and participation. NAPC Secretary Liza Maza also renews the call for the resumption of the peace talks between the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) to address the roots of poverty and finally achieve a just and lasting peace.
NAPC calls for the participation of Filipino women in pushing for anti-poverty alleviation policies
March 06, 2017
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