In celebration of women’s month, a Women’s Empowerment Forum was conducted on March 26, 2024, at the Simaya Covered Court Gym, attended by women from the Basakan District. Councilor Kathleen Cecille Pagaling, Atty. Alfredo G. Cape, Jr., and Lianne Jones T. Cajegas, PTRP, were among the key resource speakers.

The forum featured lectures and discussions on these key topics: VAWC (Violence Against Women and Children) & Safe Space Act, and Childhood Injuries and Prevention.

Atty. Cape provided detailed information about women’s rights and the Safe Space Act, a new law aimed at protecting women from sexual harassment, defamation, and other forms of harassment. While, Councilor Pagaling stressed the importance of this new law, emphasizing its role in safeguarding women from derogatory remarks and harassment from men.

Furthermore, Ms. Cajegas shared insights into common childhood injuries such as falls, poisoning, choking, drowning, and methods for preventing them.

The forum served as a platform to educate and empower women about their rights and safety, as well as strategies for safeguarding children from potential hazards.

Report: Report: Lianne Jones T. Cajegas, CHO-NADA