Beijing Plus 25 National Women’s Summit: “Remembering What Was, Examining What Is, and Forging Ahead”
Leaders of Homenet Philippines and its network affiliates participated actively as organizers, plenary and panel presenters, and product exhibitors in the Philippines 5th National Women’s Summit held March 5- 6, 2020 in Miriam College, Quezon City.
The summit was convened by the Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) of Miriam College in cooperation with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies of the University of the Philippines (UPCWGS) and the Women’s and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines. (WSAP) to celebrate 25 years of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). The Summit brought together some 150 women from different generations for an inter-generational and intersectional dialogue. Participants came from a broad range of sectors – peasant, formal labor, workers in the informal economy, indigenous people, Muslim women, academe, media, government – from across the Philippines for critical conversations about what women have achieved through their feminist movements, what they continue to stand for, and where they want to go.
The plenary and parallel sessions unpacked the issues that affect women most, problematized strategies for change, and critically sharpened the ways forward