The month of March marks the onset of the Women’s Day Celebration this year’s theme focuses on the crucial roles of women in good governance Finally the role of women as strong partners of society’s fate has been acknowledged. Gone are the days were wives were just left to bow and abide on the wishes of their husbands, endure the consequences of decisions solely made by their partners on raising and raring families, suffer the fate of electing wrong leaders or remain complacent in the atrocities of societies which are nothing but products of men unlawful practices.
Gone are the days when women cannot take part in an assembly of intellectual minds of men or struggle in a political arena where only strong men can combat an equally strong men opponent. Similarly gone are the days when women remain silent and nonchalant over issues of peace making and conflict resolutions considering all these things as “men’s work” Today the society greatly recognizes the roles of women in shaping society .
Women have a strong say over the varied issues and concerns our country faces nowadays, may it be on the areas of commerce, media, education, politics, economy, business and industry and other endeavors, women have formidable roles. Indeed we can say “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan” No mother shall be happy to see her children in tail end of endeavors, she would surely find ways to motivate her children to excel thru her undying love and support.
No wife would be happy seeing her husband starts to dislike her and tries to seek for more attractive women, of course the wife will find ways to improve herself to remain likable to her husband thus keeping the family intact, making each and every member take the righteous path. No woman-leader would be happy seeing her dear constituents and her town thrive over injustices and unlawful practices, she would surely find ways to see to it that justice is served and laws are followed equitably.
No woman- teacher would allow the students under her care to struggle over ignorance and mediocrity she would devise ways to let her learners excel in their chosen field observing the good values the school has taught upon them. No woman freedom fighter would find contentment seeing herself or her fellowmen struggle over bondage of suppression, she would surely stand and wrestle for liberty and no good women who would find rejoice over evil and wickedness but rather would stand on what is truth and right.
Nowadays, more women take the lead in the many aspects of society’s undertakings, interestingly, women excel far better than men, for women are believed to be more meticulous, more dedicated, more patient and more committed to work than men. Women have lesser vices to maintain than men, that is why they are not prone to corrupt practices, Women have strong regard for righteousness and morality and women are said to be more humane and compassionate than men.
My apologies for the comparison these are just mainly products of my observation, experience and beliefs but I must say that most of them are true, I am keeping my fingers crossed that our gentlemen out here would agree. The demand for good governance is very high these days and I believe we women should powerfully take part in accelerating our involvement in this aspiration, they have recognized our role that means they are considering our strong and indispensible function in the society.
I think the word is not just recognizing but trusting us -as brilliant guide in leading the straight path. May we continuously inspire our fellow women and women rights advocate to believe in our potentials and dreams and may we be able to fulfill the challenge of the government May all the women of today continue to shed inspiration to those who are under their care, under their supervision, those within their guidance may they be their own children, their love ones, friends, colleagues.
May all the women regardless of their status in life, may it be a humble house help, street sweeper, vendor, utility worker, degree holders or professional women perform their roles with love, passion integrity, pride and dignity let us become a powerful Instrument in leading them towards the straight path.