Women has always played a vital role in our society. Our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and all other women figures have been the nurturer and strength that has molded us and our society to what it is today.

March 8 of every year is dedicated to celebrating the wonderful women all over the globe and has been dubbed International Women’s Day with this year’s theme “Gender Equality Today for Sustainable Tomorrow”. As we celebrate women, we also acknowledge their struggle for equality and gender biases. Along with this, we, as a community should do collective efforts into breaking through these gender stereotypes for a more progressive future.

In support, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX has featured two empowered women in Zamboanga Peninsula that has contributed to positive environmental change in their community. These women continues inspires others in protection, proper management and conservation of our environment and natural resources.