On March 8, the International Day for the Working Women, Filipino progressives celebrated the woman, the (equal) partner in the struggle (and in the victories) for the wider community (of family, friends, neighbors, men, children…) and on this day they also reiterated urgent attention and solutions that can be given to women’s issues.
Marches, pickets and other forms of gatherings led by the women progressives all over the archipelago echoed loud and clear that for the women, progress is the basis of peace. Peace may be a matter of enough land for the farmers to till, jobs, just wages and equal political rights. Change is fought for too: effect socio-economic reforms, to call-off the “all out war”, and to strengthen the push for the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to go back to the negotiating table and talk peace for the Filipino People and country. # nordis.net