IN PHOTOS: Filipino women in action
IN PHOTOS: Filipino women in action
The Philippine Commission Women highlights the diversity of Filipino women's roles and capabilities

MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of Women’s Month, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) asked Filipinos to send photographs capturing the many ways Filipino women participate in leadership, policy and decision making.

The submissions reflected how diverse women’s roles are. Although the Philippines is known as one of the world’s most gender-fair nations, a lot is yet to be done in terms of truly empowering women.

Here are the 12 winning photos from the photo contest organized by the PCW, in partnership with the Government Service Insurance System:

Girl Child Teaching. Photo by Klienne M. Eco

Rise to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls. Photo by Ruth M. Gadia

Buhay Bukid. Photo by Shaun Matthew A. Vicencio

Iron Lady. Photo by Danilo T. Esteves

Women in Power(lines). Photo by Romado Fermin Javillonar

Idol ko si Titser. Photo by Danilo O. Victoriano Jr.

Women Empowerment in the Uniform Service. Photo by Gilbert A. Aviola

Woman. Priest. Peace Advocate. Wife. Mother. Photo by Jerome Velasco Rosales

Agta Woman. Photo by Katrina Angela B. Rivera

Mother, the Family Leader. Photo by Ramon I. Castillo

Woman Geologist. Photo by Brigido Alcayde

Rappler’s MovePH also launched its #SHEro campaign, asking netizens to share who their women heroes are through photographs, stories, poetry, and art. 

Though women’s month is coming to a close, the conversation on gender equality continues.

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