Lanao del Norte Women’s Association unites to preserve and protect the environment as they have initiated a coastal cleanup from from SND to Linamon with the support from the barangays and the municipalities along their coastal areas.
The Clean-up drive began at 8:00 in the morning and ended around 11:00 near noon, the activity was led by Annabelle S. Mendez head of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, this activity aims to empower women because empowering women enables them to confidently and meaningfully engage with appropriate institutions to ensure that they contribute to and benefit from development and changes.
“We make change work for women” is this year’s theme for the national Women’s Month means putting in place functional mechanisms as well as implementing and making known to citizens, programs and services that address strategic gender needs of women.
In this age of environmental concern individuals are outwardly interested in the healthy state of their surroundings. Pollution is one of the major causes of today’s diseases that cause malnutrition and chronic diseases that affect the youth.
Today’s talk is all about “green;” that universal symbol of value, respect and concern for the life-sustaining processes and cycles of the natural environment system, of which we all are a part. Those same processes settle on our health and quality of life that we, as humans, can harmfully affect and alter by our activities we continue to improperly manage our wastes.
Women’s group from each Municipality participated and advocated the importance of mother earth, this year’s Women’s month is mostly about the environmental safeguard and conservation it aims to open the general public’s eyes that the way we live affects the environment.
Degradation of the forests and mangroves has affected the environment negatively due to pollution and illegal logging, these trees and plants lost hold the ground and work as natural wave breakers that prevent landslides and large tides that are eating the coastal ground.
Women’s Month has just begun and thousands of women already are working together to show what they can do for the betterment of the province many activities will come such as the upcoming women’s month culmination at the end of March. PIO-LDN