Sunday, March 8, 2020

Araneta City celebrates women rights and equality with #EachforEqual


Manila, Philippines – Araneta City takes part of the International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month celebrations with a series of events that promote the theme #EachforEqual: An Equal World in an Enabled World.


 On March 8, 2020, the City of Firsts will host a Women Empowerment Program, 2:00 pm at the Gateway Mall Activity Area. Binibining Pilipinas – International 2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong, Binibining Pilipinas – Supranational 2019 Resham Saeed, and Binibining Pilipinas – Grand International 2019 Aya Abesamis will give inspirational talks on their roles as women leaders in their respective advocacies.






 On the same day, the pedestrian lanes located at the intersection of General Aguinaldo and General Malvar Avenues will bleed purple, the official color of International Women’s Day.











 Female dancers from Addlib Dance Studio will showcase a dance masterpiece that will mirror the struggles and the successes of women in the society.
















 Other related activities will follow in line of the National Women’s Month.
The Gateway Mall Activity Area will stage on March 13 to 15, 2020 The Women’s 2020 Marketplace, a market fair that will feature handcrafted and artisanal products from women entrepreneurs and sponsored communities to help promote their livelihood. This event is in partnership with SPARK!, the British Embassy Manila, Austrian Embassy Manila, Sweden Embassy Manila, Embassy of France to the Philippines, Terre des Hommes, Quezon City Government, and Rustan’s Department Store.



The ribbon cutting on March 13, 10:00 am, will be attended by Ms. Korina Sanchez-Roxas and the respectable ambassadors to the Philippines from Great Britain, Austria, Sweden, and France.
The Gateway Cineplex also joins the month-long celebration with a Women's Film Festival that will showcase the narratives of and by women, and will spread awareness on the stories and struggles that they continue to experience. The festival will feature the following films:

Sunday Beauty Queen (Philippines)
March 13, 2020
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Gateway Cineplex 4

Bright Spots and Pushing Bounderies (Austria)
March 20, 2020
10:30 am
12:30 am
Gateway Cineplex 4

The Feminister (Sweden)
March 20, 2020
10:30 am
12:30 am
Gateway Cineplex 4

Photos by Joy Arguil

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