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PHOTO RELEASE: ADVANCING WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AT THE UN

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 February 2011 United Nations, New York Honorable Patricia Licuanan, Chair of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), addresses the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Chair Licuanan, head of the Philippine delegation, underscored the important inroads achieved by the Philippines in empowering women and girls, particularly in access to and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work, the theme of this year’s meeting. According to Chair Licuanan, “Girls fare better in terms of enrolment indicators in primary and secondary education” and “continue their advantage in tertiary or higher education.” Chair Licuanan underscored that, for the Philippines, the issue is not gender equality in access to education but “gender equality in access to quality education for the poor and those living in the rural areas,” to which the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III is committed to address. CSW is underway at the UN and will be held through 04 March 2011. END