SC Wears Purple; Joins National Women’s Day Celebration. Supreme Court Justices, officials, and employees wear different shades of purple as they join the celebration of the National Women’s Month during today’s flag ceremonies.
Purple, which signifies justice and dignity, is the color symbolizing women and is also the official color of the SC.
Leading the singing of the Lupang Hinirang were members of the staff of Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen, Chair of the Committee on Gender Responsiveness in the Judiciary (CGRJ), who also read the poem “Babae Kami” written by Ms. Mara Lanot to echo this year’s theme We Make Change Work for Women.
To mark this year’s National Women’s Month celebration, the CGRJ, in coordination with the Employees Training and Development Division of the SC Office of Administrative Services, lined up activities promoting femininity and women empowerment. SC employees were also given free specially designed ID lanyards to be worn for the whole month of March. March 8 is International Women’s Day as recognized by the United Nations in 1977. (Caption by Annie Rose A. Laborte; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)