CHR recognizes role of women in addressing pandemic, defending human rights

The Commission on Human Rights dedicated this year’s commemoration of National Women’s Month to all women who continue to stand at the frontlines in addressing the current Covid-19 pandemic and in the face of rampant human rights violations.

The CHR stressed how the pandemic has worsened the struggles of women, especially those confronted with inequality, exclusion and other forms of human rights violations.

The CHR highlighted how women leaders on the ground and in the community addressed issues during the pandemic.

Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit, who serves as CHR’s Focal Commissioner for Gender and Women’s Rights, said, “Women and girls have shown courage and leadership in responding to the [health] crisis in various fields.”

She added, “Women human rights defenders address not only the challenges brought about by this crisis but also continue to call for accountability.”

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