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Pia Cayetano wants to form an all-woman support group

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Ladies should help each other out.

Congresswoman and returning Senator Pia Cayetano has an all-new agenda to push for equal rights in time foe the International Women’s Month.

The politiko counted lobbying for the passage of the Reproductive Health Law as one of her greatest achievements on women’s rights, but acknowledged that there remains a huge void yet to be filled in terms of equality.

“To provide every girl with the opportunity to be whoever she want to be. That’s my goal,” Cayetano said.

She is now focusing on helping young girls to grow up as empowered women, and mentoring seems to be the key.

“There’s a mentorship program I’ve been putting together that requires volunteers who are willing to spend a little time with girls who need role models in life. If you and your girl friends are up for that, tag them and let’s start talking,” Cayetano said, calling it the “Pinay in Action” campaign.

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To provide every girl with the opportunity to be whoever she want to be. That’s my goal. I grew up during a time where some of my girl friends weren’t allowed to bike with us “because they might lose their virginity.” It’s the same reason given for not participating in sports. I also know of girls who did not purse medicine or go to law school because they were told, it’s not for girls. These stereotypes may not be as prevalent now, law schools and med schools are packed with girls these days. But there are still barriers to girls reaching their dreams. Girls who grew up in poverty have a higher chance of becoming a teen mother. That in itself lessens their chances to finish their education and the spiral of poverty continues. One of the most important laws I’ve passed is the Reproductive Health law that gives women access to information and contraceptives. There’s a mentorship program I’ve been putting together that requires volunteers who are willing to spend a little time with girls who need role models in life. If you and your girl friends are up for that, tag them and let’s start talking! If you have programs that support girls, let me know about it! @pinayinaction . . . #pinayinaction #makeeverydaywomensday #WomenChangeLivesEveryday #womensmonth

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You go, girl!