Mikaela Luisa Carmen Teves, SPARK! Operations Manager, represented SPARK! at the 3-day 2016 Civil Society Organization Summit on Combating Human Trafficking that was held by the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking. The focus of the discussion at the summit was to collate and reflect upon recommendations to aide the formulation of the National Strategic Action Plan Against Trafficking Against Persons.
(Nor Hazreena Mohamad Hasim, Director of AYWLC, and the rest of the AYWLC team, with Mikaela Luisa Teves, SPARK! Operations Manager)
The SPARK! team were visited in the office by figures from the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) Young Women Leadership Conference (AYWLC). AYWLC reached out to SPARK! to engage in a discussion that was centred around the issues and challenges that young women experience on the grassroots level.
The Philippines is one of the selected ASEAN countries that AYWLC visited to connect with ASEAN young leaders to talk about these critical issues. This will be addressed during The Pink Dialogue 2016, which is a conference that is being held that centralises the critical economic, social, and political issues that young women are faced with.
“Advancing young women to the fore”
SPARK joins the Disease Prevention and Control Bureau – Essential Non-Communicable Disease Division in their Harmonization of Capacity Building Activities on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPPS) at Tagaytay International Convention Center. SPARK is the only NGO invited in the activity. Mikaela Luisa Carmen Teves, SPARK Operations Manager, represented the organization.