Purple Ribbon for RH Campaign has launched a one-month initiative entitled “Paskong RH – RH Law Now!” One of the highlights of this nationwide campaign is the “Lighting of the RH Lantern” on Thursday, 29 November 2012, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm, at the East Avenue-Gate of the Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City. The RH purple lantern will serve as our shining light and hope that we are celebrating Christmas with a new reproductive health law. Other similar activities are lined up in different provinces until December 19. Please do come in PURPLE.
Akbayan party-list also conducted “purple day of action” in different key cities in the country last November 23,2012, Friday as it presses Congress to pass the Reproductive Health bill. The group said the event is part of a multisectoral and multi-form campaign dubbed as “Paskong Lila” organized by the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) to make a final push for the enactment of an RH law this year.
The purple day of action took place in Quezon City, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Bicol, Quezon, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos city and Cagayan De Oro. Reproductive health advocates hung “purple parols” to call on legislators to pass the RH bill as one of the best Christmas gifts that they can give to their constituents this coming holiday season.
According to Akbayan Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez, the ‘purple day of action’ is part of a comprehensive initiative to put more pressure on Congress in passing the RH bill. If Congress needs to be shaken up, we will do it. There will be no let-up in the fight to pass this important piece of legislation.