In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Regional Development Council’s Regional Gender and Development Committee (RDC-RGADC) spearheaded the Women’s Summit at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City.

One of the highlights of the event was the Recognition of Successful Women in Caraga. EMB Caraga’s Former GAD Focal Person Ms. Judy Ann Taghap received a Plaque of Recognition from the Commission on Human Rights for her efforts in contributing to the advancement of gender mainstreaming in the region.

Participating agencies such as DOH, TESDA, CHR and DSWD offered medical, beauty care, Gender Ombud, Philsys Registration and CRVS services to participants from various sectors. Learning Sessions on Empowering Women through Knowledge on Government’s Programs and Services were conducted through blended learning approach during the afternoon session.