March 8, 2022 – NIA Region IV-A Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez leads the launching and oath-taking of the newly assemble Men Oppose to Violence Against Women Everywhere (MOVE) Focal Persons and Focal System Representatives in Regional Office and IMO offices in the new Training Center, Pila, Laguna.
Administrative Services Officer V Ms. Marietta M. Dela Cruz explained the purpose of said organization. She said that MOVE is an organization of men who committed themselves to be actively involved in the elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW).
“Kailangan natin ang suporta ng ating mga kasamahan na lalaki para fully ay ma-recognize natin ang kahalagahan ng pagpapanatili ng VAW-free organization which will promote safe and effective working environment”, she added.
RM Wilson Lopez highlighted the importance of gender equality in workplace. He said that women are well represented in the organization as more and more technical staff and officials are holding a critical position in the Agency.
“Kita natin na marami sa mga engineers din natin not only dito sa Regional Office ang babae, meron din tayong mga officials like Regional Managers, Division Managers, at Section Chiefs na mga babae sa iba’t ibang opisina ng NIA nationwide”, he said.
The launching and oath-taking ceremony is part of the month-long celebration of the Agency for the National Women’s Month with the Theme We Make Change Work for Women: Agenda ng Kababaihan Tungo sa Kaunlaran. | V. Santoalla, RO