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Consul General Marichu Mauro (standing 5th from right), Vice Consul Flaureen Dacanay (standing 2nd from left), and the Filipino Women Leaders in Milan pose for a group photo in celebration of Women’s month 2017

In celebration of the National Women’s Month, the Philippine Consulate General in Milan organized a social gathering for Filipino women leaders who have in one way or another made invaluable contributions to the Filipino community.

This year’s theme “We make change work for women” emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes, and that they should also reap benefits from development efforts. This can be made possible by empowering women – enabling them to meaningfully engage with other development stakeholders, and by fully implementing the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

Consul General Marichu Mauro, in her welcome speech, expressed her gratitude to the group for their collective efforts to be partners in the pursuit of the country’s economic, social, cultural and political developments.

The Filipino women leaders in turn praised Consul General Mauro for her support to the Filipino communities in Milan and Northern Italy.