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Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar Highlights GAD Advocacies
By  Angela Kaye F. Crescini [ 3/14/2017 ]

13 March 2017, PVAO Compound—DIWA Partylist Representative Emmeline Aglipay-Villar was PVAO’s Guest Speaker for the Gender and Development Advocacy Talk Series in connection with National Women’s Month celebration. A daughter of a post World War II veteran and a granddaughter of a World War II Death March survivor, Rep. Aglipay-Villar leads the 17th Congress’ Committee on Women and Gender Empowerment. She has authored and co-authored 55 laws among which are the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act.

In her message, Rep. Aglipay-Villar strongly supports the equality and dignity of all, “equality and dignity are closely related that it imposes a legal obligation to the State to safeguard the human rights of every human person regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.” Her talk lobbied for the Anti-Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Discrimination Act  and 100-Day Maternity Leave Act.

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