Recognizing the role of women in society, the Philippines has sent a delegation to the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) in New York, which will be held from March 6 to 17.
The Philippine delegation is headed by Antonio M. Lagdameo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.
The delegation’s primary representatives include Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Margarita Gutierrez, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Anna Mae Lamentillo, Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Undersecretary Cherbett Karen Maralit, and Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Philippine Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, Ariel Rodelas Peñaranda.
The United Nations Observance of IWD, under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, recognizes and celebrates women and girls championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.
The observance will also explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities, and it will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence.
Alternate Representatives include Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Assistant Secretary Diana Minda Ignacio, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Assistant Secretary Sarah Daway-Ducanes, DILG Assistant Secretary Ester Aldana, First Secretary Maria Roseny Fangco, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, and Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Faydah Dumarpa.
Serving as advisers are National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Chairperson Allen Capuyan, Philippine Commission on Women Executive Director Kristine Rosary Yuzon-Chaves, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples OIC Director Dahlialyn Dait-Cawed, Department of Agriculture (DA) Deputy Executive Director Annray Villota Rivera, Philippine Commission on Women Chief Gender and Development Specialist Anita Baleda, DA Chief Agriculturist Lorna Villegas, PCO Planning Officer II Jean Denielle Cusi, Philippine Commission on Women Senior Gender and Development Specialist Avery Silk Arevalo Villarosa, and NEDA Senior Economic Development Staff Christine Joy Mamuyac.
Other advisers are Department of Foreign Affairs Desk Officer Evella Rose Macadangdang, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York Attache Angelica Navarete, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York Attache Nadine Guevarra-De Dios, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York Assistant Diego Andreas Lingad, DICT Head Executive Assistant Patricia Nicole Uy, Commission on Human Rights Executive Assistant Liza De Luna, Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan Secretary General Amparo Miciano Sykioco, and Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) Executive Director Liza Samonte Garcia. (PND)