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1 The Liberal Party and Women’s Participation by Maria Carmen Zamora-Apsay Shalani Soledad

2 Women in LP Leadership Under the Party Constitution, the National Executive Council (NECO) includes National Presidents of all established Allied Sectoral Groups which include Youth, Women, Urban Poor, and Labor (sec )

3 LP’s Gender Equality Platform “GENDER EQUALITY : We will work to transform our situation from one of a lack of concern for gender disparities and shortfalls to one that promotes equal gender opportunity in all spheres of public policies and programs.”

4 Increased Women’s Participation Women found their voice in the Liberal Party, where they have long had a level playing field in policy and politics

5 Increased Women’s Participation The presence and participation of women in the Liberal Party has increased more than two-fold Elected Liberal Party Women rose from 212 in 2007, to 460 in 2010

6 Increased Women’s Participation The grassroots representation found in LP Women’s seats in local executives positions, and especially in municipal, provincial and city boards and councils averaged a 200% increase

7 Increased Women’s Participation Liberal Party Elected Officials Representatives416 Governor11 Vice-Governor22 Board members821 City Mayors5 Municipal Mayors1528 City Vice-Mayors6 Municipal Vice-Mayors1032 City Councilors1763 Municipal Councilors TOTAL212460

8 Representation in Legislature & Executive The increased number of women Liberals in the Philippine government is an assurance that issues affecting women, family and freedom will find voice and support from our members, collectively and individually


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