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Youth Art Depicts Gender Equality

Video | 13 March 2015

As part of ADB's Gender Month the winners of a youth art competition on equality talk about their pictures.

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Title: Youth Art Depicts Gender Equality

Description: As part of ADB's Gender Month the winners of a youth art competition on equality talk about their pictures.

Text: 265 Filipino students joined an ADB-sponsored art competition with the theme “Color the Future: Women and Men – Achieving Together!” in celebration of International Gender Month.

The students were asked to interpret through art how men and women cooperate with one another and to portray how gender equality is not just a woman’s issue, but an issue for everyone.

12 students emerged as the winners of the contest. They talked about their drawings.

SOT: Patricia Nicole P. Valdez
Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila City
I wanted to depict men and women doing the same jobs. I hope both will be able to pursue their dreams. Like being a doctor, an architect, and being able to travel overseas.

SOT: John Alex N. Canoneo
Dipolog City National High School
This shows that men are not above women, both genders are equal. They’re holding hands to portray that women need to contribute to our country’s economy and in the decision-making process so that we will all have a bright and colorful future.

SOT: Shayna P. Alfuente
Melchora Aquino Elementary School, Manila City
(My drawing) shows that men need women to achieve what they want to do.

SOT: John Mark Lumaino
Virlainie Foundation, Makati City
I would like men and women to have equal jobs and opportunities so that both can help their families.

SOT: Aria Jane Escol
Lun Padidu Elementary School, Sarangani Province
(My drawing) is about gender, about men and women holding hands.

SOT: Ryan Christopher A. Lihay-lihay
Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila City
My drawing shows that women and men can do the same jobs such as being a construction worker, a policeman or woman, and being a nurse.

SOT: Reggie Noreen S. Acorda
Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila City
This shows a woman and a man holding a trophy that symbolizes both of them being able to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life. In my sub-concept, I showed a woman offering love.

SOT: John Adnel L. Pazague
Melchora Aquino Elementary School, Manila City
Even though men and women are equal at work, they should still help each other.

SOT: Job Russell D. Floranza
Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila City
My drawing shows equality between men and women, as both genders strive for a bright future ahead of them.