On Instagram, Glaiza De Castro promotes her advocacy for providing safer cities for women last Tuesday, April 26.
Glaiza De Castro is a talented actress and a great singer as well. She has recently been cast as ‘Pirena’ for the upcoming remake of GMA 7’s classic fantaserye “Encantadia.” That role is perfect for Glaiza because not only does she play a good villain, but also she is very passionate and fiery when it comes to her advocacies including women empowerment.
The actress posted a photo of UN Women’s #FreeFromFear brochure, which teaches women how to stop street harassment.
She captioned the photo with her sentiments on this advocacy: “Nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na makausap ang ilang kababaihan tungkol sa na experience nilang harassment sa ilang partikular na lugar. Nakaka alarma ang mga storya dahil bukod sa walang magawa at mapag sumbungan, nakakalampas ito ng walang sapat na kaparusahan. Kaya maaring maulit pa. Isipin na lang natin ang mga taong malalapit sa atin na maaring makaranas din ng ganito, malamang hindi tayo papayag.
Mayroon na pong batas na naipatupad tungkol dito, at sana ay magtulungan tayo na ipahayag ito. Hindi lang para sa mga kababaihan, pero para sa lahat ng nakaranas, nakakaranas at maaaring makaranas nito.
Thank you UN Women for spearheading this campaign and helping our city #FreeFromFear.” (A chance was given to talk with some women regarding their harassment experiences in some areas. The stories are alarming because besides the fact that they can’t do anything about it and they have no one to report the incident, these cases aren’t being solved with the appropriate punishment. That’s why these cases tend to repeat. Let’s think about the people close to us who may experience these, of course we won’t let this happen to them. There’s a law passed already about this and I hope that we can help each other to spread awareness about it. This is not only for women, but also for everyone who experienced, experiencing, and might experience this. Thank you UN Women for spearheading this campaign and helping our city #FreeFromFear.)
Glaiza added: “P.S. Hindi ako tumatakbong pulitiko at wala akong balak na pumasok kahit kailan. Naniniwala lang na hindi kailangan ng posisyon para tumulong. Lahat tayo may magagawa, ang sarap kayang lumakad sa daan na hindi ka natatakot na may mangyari sayong masama.” (P.S. I’m not running as a politician and I don’t intend to ever run for office. I believe that we don’t need a position to help. We all have the capability to help, it’s so nice to walk in the streets without fear that something might happen to you.)