Donations for women-specific needs

In the photo are PCW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (in violet), Adamson University Student Affairs Director Ma. Elena M. Estares and Adamson student leaders Mara Liza Tagabucba, Isiah James Valencia, Jhon Davefort Carabit, Marc Lester Sta. Ana (Student Government President), Joshua Berango and PCW Administrative and Finance Division Chief Ana Ragos (in pink). The photo also shows Director Verzosa handing over a free book copy of the Magna Carta of Women to Director Estares.

In her recent statement to the media, Verzosa reminded everyone involved in relief efforts to pay attention to the differential needs of women and men, particularly those of “pregnant women and their children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.”

Verzosa added that “donations should include women’s personal hygiene needs such as sanitary napkins and underwear. Evacuation centers should prioritize privacy for women’s comfort rooms and safety against gender-based violence.”

The donations were immediately brought to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for distribution in its relief and evacuation centers.

PCW accepts donations from companies and individuals who would like help supply the needs of women and girls in relief and evacuation centers. The main contribution of PCW is to transport and ensure that donated goods reach the intended beneficiaries.