Hundreds to join March for RH in Laguna

Contrary to claims of some clergy and Catholic leaders that Laguna is anti-RH, women leaders from various districts of Laguna will join the march aimed to show support for the highly clamored Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

The event dubbed “Laguna Speak out for RH!: A forum for the Passage of the RH Bill” aims to highlight women’s rights, including access to reproductive health services, and the importance of passing the proposed RH law.

The event will also launch the Purple Ribbon Campaign for RH in Laguna. Purple Ribbon is the symbol for growing RH movement in various communities of the country.

WHAT: “Laguna Speak Out for RH: A Forum for the Passage of the RH Bill”

(A Forum on RH back to back with Press Conference followed by Purple Ribbon Campaign March)

WHEN: Tuesday, 19 July 2011

DETAILS: 9:00AM to 1:30 PM

Forum back to back with Press Conference and Purple Ribbon Launch

Pamana Hall, City Hall Compound, Mabini Street, San Pablo City, Laguna

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Immediately after the forum, organizers and participants together with guest personalities will make their rounds in the community to tie purple ribbons in the vicinity, distribute flyers and conduct stickering campaign. Route: Assembly at City Hall Compound to Zulueta Street – Barleta St. – Rizal Avenue – Plaza.

WHO:

Forum resource speakers are: Ms. Emelita S. Valencia of the Laguna Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP), Ms. Luisa Nartates of POPCOM Region IV and Ms. Elizabeth Angsioco of the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP).

Mike Potenciano, champion race car driver and Ms. Lindy Pellicer, DJ of NU 107 will grace the occasion.

Laguna District Representatives, city and government officials, representatives from the academe, women workers, women groups, young people and health providers are expected to attend.

The activity is organized by the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN), a coalition of 44 Non Government Organizations (NGOs) advocating for the passage of the Reproductive Health Law and its Laguna- based members and partners.

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