The Light Rail Transit Authority participated in the celebration of 2024 National Women’s Month with the theme “Lipunang Patas sa Bagong Pilipinas. Kakayahan ng Kababaihan, Patutunayan!” by organizing empowering activities for its employees and passengers.

Appreciating Women Passengers

On March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, LRTA offered free rides to all female passengers and distributed flowers and food containers as a simple gesture of gratitude for their significant contributions to society.

LRTA Employees at Santolan Bazaar

A lively bazaar was held at Santolan station, where female LRTA employees showcased their entrepreneurial skills and products. This initiative not only provided economic opportunities for women but also encouraged community engagement.

Featuring Stories of Empowered Women at LRTA

LRTA highlighted the accomplishments of its female employees, including the inspiring narratives of its second female train operator and other exceptional women who have made a substantial impact on the railway’s operations. Their dedication and expertise underscore the crucial role women play in maintaining a smooth and efficient transportation system.

Inauguration of Child-Minding Facility

Recognizing the challenges faced by single-parent employees, especially women, LRTA inaugurated a child-minding facility at LRT-2 Depot. This facility offers a safe and nurturing space for employees’ children during working hours, enabling parents to focus on their duties with peace of mind.

Logo Making Contest

The Gender and Development Committee organized a logo making contest to showcase the artistic talents of female employees. The top ten entries were displayed at the LRT-2 Depot Lobby, emphasizing the importance of gender equality and recognizing the valuable contributions of women to the transportation sector.

Special Lunch for Female Managers, Solo Parents, and OFW Wives

The Gender and Development (GAD) committee arranged a special lunch to honor and show appreciation for LRTA’s female managers, solo parents, and Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFWs) wives. This event provided a platform for these women to connect, share experiences, and receive recognition for their hard work and commitment. The gathering aimed to foster a sense of community and solidarity among these exceptional women who fulfill essential roles at LRTA and in their personal lives.

Through these initiatives, LRTA renews its commitment to promoting gender equality and acknowledging the exceptional contributions of women, both within the organization and the broader community it serves.