The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) hosted a film screening of ‘Girl Rising’ on March 21, 2017 at the NDCP Auditorium.
The film screening is part of the College’s Gender and Development (GAD) activities in celebration of the National Women’s Month.
‘Girl Rising’ is a documentary that captures the story of 9 young women from 9 developing countries who confronted various challenges brought about by poverty, natural disasters, and cultural practices.
The film underscores the transformative power of education to help women rise from a wide array of social predicaments.
In his remarks, NDCP Executive Vice President BGen Rolando G Jungco AFP (Ret) said, “Policies and legislation alone are not enough to break ingrained beliefs and practices that undermine the role of women in nation-building.”
“A change of mindset in how we perceive women’s value and potentials is required,” added BGen Jungco who is concurrently the Chair of the NDCP-GAD Focal Point System.
The screening was conducted in partnership with the Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (SPARK), a SEC-registered non-government organization that champions the development of women and women’s organizations as partners in national development. SPARK is the official holder of the ‘Girl Rising’ film in the Philippines.
Participants of the film screening include representatives from the Department of National Defense (DND), Philippine Army (PA), Philippine Air Force (PAF), Philippine Navy (PN), Philippine National Police (PNP), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC), and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).