To all the Filipinas who would like to join in celebrating the International Women’s Day (March 8th actually)…
International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Womenâ€™s Day, is celebrated in many countries around the world every 8th of March. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
In South Korea, we are celebrating it to pay tribute to all the Filipinas- working in different companies and factories, married to Koreans, household helpers, and all employed in the different places here. This forum aims to inform Filipinas, in whatever kinds of jobs they are engaged in, with enough information about their rights and privileges as women in this country. – Prof. Abagat
There will be a celebration on Sunday, March 11th at the Hyehwadong Catholic Church from 3:30 PM, after the Mass. Prof. Emily Dicolen-Abagat of Gyeongju University will be the host of the program. Filipina women leaders will talk about issues concerning the Filipina in South Korea. Everyone is invited to attend.
Here is the program for tomorrow:
Consul General Sylvia Marasigan of the Philippine Embassy will talk about the Status of Women in South Korea Salient Points of the MOU with Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and Anti Mail Order Bride
Sr. Angel Libron, SSPS will share on the Apostolate on Women
Labor Attache Fely Bay will discuss the Rights of Women Workers in Korea (factory, entertainment, household helpers, etc)
and Jasmine Lee will tell us about the Privileges and Benefits of the Multicultural Families (Spouses and Children) Provided by the Korean Government
All issues concerning the Filipino women in Korea are covered. Other issues concerning women in general, such as losing weight or http://www.dietpillsideeffects.com/appexit/ are understandably not included in the list of the topics on Sunday ;p
Please attend this event. I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from the speakers ;p