Sen. Cynthia A. Villar has stressed the need for more empowered women because of the signifi cant role they play in making the country a better place to live in.
“When we empower women, we empower families and generations of people,’’ Villar said when she was the guest speaker at 12th annual General Assembly of the Philippine Federation of Local Councils of Women (PFLCW) with the theme ‘’Economic Rights & Opportunities: Growth for Women” at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City.
Villar said women empowerment is not just about the struggle for their rights although this remains crucial because of the high incidence of domestic violence.
In empowering our women, “we should also zero in on their economic empowerment,’’ she said.
The lady senator said she personally believes that a woman who can stand on her own, fend for herself, and her family can become a productive citizen and can defend herself and the welfare of her loved ones. (Mario B. Casayuran)