Friday, March 8, 2013

Feature: Reflection on Women's Month

Moros, Mothers and Movers

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Bangsamoro women aspire to be partners in reform as well.

On behalf of women legislators in ARMM and on this International Women's Day, we acknowledge the multiple contributions of women in our growing society as mothers, movers, professionals and providers. Despite the vast influences of technology, women remind our society of the need to balance modernity and tradition.

Women are innate teachers because they are the first to touch their child with the gift of voice. Women teachers who dominate the ARMM bureaucracy inspire a generation of thinkers grounded in their faith as well .

Women also work as OFWs often leaving their true families behind. Some are deportees whose plight has to be documented.

Upward mobility to feed their families make them actors of an historic change that cannot be reversed.

Women’s role in the workforce and economic development must be accounted for. They have overcome major hurdles and even worse, stereotypes, cement-thick beliefs against their capacity to make decisions.

And even with their multiple burdens in their vast communities, they hide their pains because they are expected to be strong for their families. There are not many support systems nor crisis centers where women can go to in their society. What is a VAWC law to them, an emotional word against them, when they have to preserve the honor and dignity of their clan?

So we remember women's travails, cite their stories, and make them part of a tapestry being woven in an evolving culturally, democratic society that is preparing for a Bangsamoro government.

"Moral Governance"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful BARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju BARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa BARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa BARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"


"Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE)"