Friday, March 11, 2022


No man is an island. Thus hearing the words "I am here for you"  gives you that feeling of support and assurance we need from the people around us.

This exact feeling of trust and camaraderie propelled the UNFPA PH to establish the "HERE FOR HER" initiative in time for the International Women's Day Celebration.

The "Here for Her" campaign, is a call to action engaging all stakeholders to accelerate the pace in empowering women and girls to realize their rights and full potential. This flagship campaign is launched to promote commitment to end preventable maternal deaths, end unintended pregnancies, and prevent gender-based violence and other harmful practices.

The launch of "Here for Her" campaign is on the day of the United Nations' International Women's Day with the theme of "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow." Achieving gender equality is further challenged by climate change.

"Women and girls are effective and powerful leaders and change-makers for climate adaptation and mitigation." shared Dr. Leila Sajii Joudane, UNFPA Country Representative to the Philippines. "Climate change is not gender-neutral. It is a multiplier of existing inequalities and vulnerabilities.

During humanitarian crises, UNFPA leads in upholding the health and dignity of women and girls by preventing and responding to gender-based violence, addressing the delivery of emergency reproductive health kits and ensuring safe childbirths. These efforts are seen in previous calamities, including super typhoon Odette (Raf).




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