As a strong advocate of inclusive governance, the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) joins the celebration of women with disabilities on March 30, 2020 at the Quezon City Hall.
The event, with its theme, “Time for Change: Realizing the rights of women with disabilities,” will start its celebration with a program at the Quezon City Hall’s Bulwagan followed by a forum on employment and livelihood, basic human rights, and education in the afternoon.
There will also be a product exhibit of women with disabilities at the venue which will showcase their creation proving that their disabilities do not hinder their commitment to succeed.
A free mass wedding will also be organized by Mr. Nilo Delos Reyes through the Alliance of PWDs in Caloocan City Inc.
Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla, BWSC Director, remarked that the persons with disability sector had always been a part of the bureau’s mandate to promote inclusive governance and equal opportunity in the labor force.
“We have to take it by heart. Kahit na walang celebration, kasama ang sector na ito sa ating mga programa. Policy-wise and program-wise, we always include this sector, and as you go on today’s activity, take the angle of appropriate intervention,” she said.
Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III also expressed the government’s assurance in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities.
He once stated that given the government’s commitment under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the department’s agenda on achieving inclusive growth and decent work for all, the Department shall continue to bring hope to all persons with disabilities by providing them employment and livelihood opportunities.
The BWSC, on the other hand, through its stronghold of its mission to champion the development and protection of rights of persons with disabilities, will continue to formulate policies and programs for the decent and productive employment of persons especially women with disabilities.