Women, known as having a great heart
At first they were considered weak
Their word is useless in society
If they are considered homemakers, cooks, caregivers.
Even if you have a diploma, it's still useless
Because the man is considered the pillar
The woman was just a servant
Always dependent on the man's income.
With the passage of time, everything has changed.
Men and women are now playing the same role.
Rights are equal and written in the law.
Women will no longer be oppressed, abused, and despised.
The new law is good.
Slavery of women has now ended.
Men and women have the same rights.
Even in leadership, we can work together.
Women have changed a lot today.
They can lead and have a position.
They are strong-minded and always fighting
Even if women are different then and now
The important thing is that we learned a lesson
Even if their generation is not the same
Women you are recognized for fighting, leading, and taking action.
This literary piece is written as part of Women Go , Haribon's project funded by the European Union. Popularized as 'Women Go', the Enhancing the Role of Women in Protected Area Governance for Social Change project aspires to empower and propel rural women in taking the lead on forest governance in the municipalities of Real, Infanta, & General Nakar to improve community well-being and promote climate resilience.