MANILA–The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) on Wednesday called on local governments to join them in marking the 13th Women with Disabilities Day on March 27.
According to NCDA executive director Carmen Zubiaga, observing the day would encourage and empower women with disabilities so they could participate in all aspects of human endeavors and in nation building.
This year’s celebration of the 13th Women with Disabilities Day will carry the theme, “Babaeng May Kapansanan, Manguna at Manindigan Tungo sa Pagbabago”.
To show its support, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued a memo circular calling on all provincial governors, city mayors, barangay captains, and DILG regional directors to participate in the celebration.
Lined up for the event are activities to be held at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on March 28, and the sensitivity training on disability and basic sign language training for police officers, help desks officers and other local government front-line service providers.
Proclamation No. 744 declares every last Monday of March as Women with Disabilities Day as part of the continuous efforts to promote the rights of persons with disabilities.
The NCDA is an attached agency of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which protects and provides services to the poor and disadvantage sectors of society.