Women, men staff pushes more for inclusive society

Wed, 03/06/2024 - 08:18




To mark the annual celebration of National Women’s Month, the Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center staff participated in a kick-off program on March 5, 2024 at the Knowledge Garden.

The festivities started with a lively dance performance of employees, setting the tone for an eventful day ahead. Following this, a short program unfolded, featuring heartfelt speeches acknowledging the significant roles of both women and men in pushing for women empowerment and inclusive society. OIC-Center Director Dr. Claris Marayag-Alaska iterated in her message about the contribution of women employees in the building the image of the center. She also reminded that women are not competitors of men but rather, a complement of men.  

One of the highlights was the creation of an advocacy dance video, showcasing the talent of the ATI employees. This creative endeavor not only served as a tribute to the strength and resilience of women around the world but also as a support to the advocacy.

In addition, the staff participated in a short film viewing that served as an opener to the challenges and experiences of women. Also, both men and women participated in the “of course” challenge and shared their knowledge about gender equality, women's rights, and other relevant family issues in our community. This interactive segment fostered awareness and encouraged meaningful dialogue on gender-related topics.


Throughout the event, the spirit of unity and empowerment was present, and they came together to honor the achievements and struggles of women in the past and present. As the program drew to a close, participants left with a renewed sense of inspiration and commitment to championing gender equality in their workplace and in their respective communities.

The ATI-RTC 02’s participation in the National Women’s Month serves as highlights of the importance of recognizing and uplifting women's voices and experiences. By fostering inclusivity and empowerment, such initiatives contribute to building a more equitable and just society for all.