Over 10k Pinoys form women symbol at Luneta for Women´s Month

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. Filed under: Philippine News
A helicopter hovers above a large human women symbol at the Quirino Grandstand on the celebration International Women's Day in Manila, the Philippines, 08 March 2014. According to the Philippine Commission on Women, more than 10,000 participants join the human formation to set a new Guinness World Record as the 'Biggest human formation on women's symbol'.  (MNS photo)

A helicopter hovers above a large human women symbol at the Quirino Grandstand on the celebration International Women’s Day in Manila, the Philippines, 08 March 2014. According to the Philippine Commission on Women, more than 10,000 participants join the human formation to set a new Guinness World Record as the ‘Biggest human formation on women’s symbol’. (MNS photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – More than ten thousand Filipinos formed the “Women Symbol” at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta on Saturday, to kick off activities for the Women’s Month.

Philippine Commission on Women executive director Emmeline Verzosa said the event is a “show of force” for women in the Philippines.

Para mapakita rin natin na napakarami ang sumusuporta, show of force ito ng kababaihan,” she said. “Lalo na dito sa Pilipinas, marami tayong nakitang hamon sa buhay, lalo na ang mga kababaihan, maraming mga kalamidad, disaster, marami silang nararanasan na karahasan at abuso.”

Gusto natin ipakita sa kababaihan na hindi sila kailangang magpaabuso; kailangang magpakatatag at alam nating marami namang ang matatag,” she added.

She said violence against women is still a big problem in society.

Karahasan sa kababaihan, marami pa rin tayong naririnig na may karanasan sa rape, binubogbog ng asawa o mahal sa buhay, naha-harass sa work place,” she said.

“Sa kalusugan, access to reproductive health services, nakabinbin pa rin ang reproductive health law natin sa Korte. Kailangang may access sila para sila mismo ang nakakapagplano kung gusto nilang mag-anak,” she added.

She also noted the recent disasters that hit the country and have affected many women.

Unang-una, bago pa man maganap ang disaster, hinihikayat natin na makisama ang mga kababaihan sa disaster preparedness,” she said.

Verzosa added that after a disaster hits, “bukod sa tubig at pagkain, dapat kasama rin ang special hygiene needs ng kababaihan, lalo na kung nasa reproductive age, they would need special hygiene products.”

“In evacuation sites, we are also particular about in making sure there are no traffickers, or abusers, na nagsasamantala sa kanila. Mayroon kasing mga bali-balita na mayroong recruiter. At dahil mahirap ang kalagayan, kakapit sa kahit ano ang mga babaeng ito,” she added.

Guinness World Record

The event is also an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest human gender symbol.

Layunin natin ngayon ay tipunin ang 12,000 kababaihan at kalalakihan para magbuo ng human gender symbol,” Verzosa said.

It has yet to be determined if a new world record has been set, however, officials noted that more than 10,000 people have joined in the formation.

Verzosa said only 250 people are needed to set a new record as there are no other countries who attempted in forming the biggest human gender symbol. “Minimum lang ang 250 (people).” (MNS)

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