2:54 PM – 6/3/2016 – The Philippines is ranked among the most diverse countries in the world, with women making up around one-third of the population, but its women’s Forum overlooks the needs of its women.
In the forum, women and men can ask questions and discuss issues such as their personal experiences, their family, relationships, work and life, and their family relationships.
But what is the focus of the forum?
“It is to help the women who are the most marginalised, especially women who have low self-esteem,” said Ms Loylan Gondin, chairwoman of the Forum.
Ms Gondins daughter, Ms Rosalie Gondín, also chairs the forum and has faced discrimination in the past.
The forum’s website also features an image of Ms Gondinos daughter, who is the wife of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
“It is not about gender equality or equality for women, but to show that there are women who work hard to help women succeed,” Ms Gondo said.
Ms Loylin Gondina said her daughters’ presence in the forum has helped to dispel stereotypes.
“If they’re doing their work, they are helping women.
They are helping to educate the women.
And the forum is a place where they can come to speak,” Ms Lóngín said.”
We’ve tried to do everything we can, including raising awareness and getting women to come forward.
But I think this forum is helping to build awareness about the challenges women face.”
The forum, which has a monthly budget of about P500,000, aims to provide information to women and address issues that affect women, especially those in rural areas.
“The forum is not just a forum, but it is also a platform where women can talk, share their experiences and share their knowledge about their experiences,” Ms Galina said.
The Forum is one of three forums operated by the Philippine National Council of Women (PNCW).
Other forums operate in the Philippines include the Philippines Women’s Forum and the Philippine Women’s Association.