The 1987 Philippine Constitution enshrined a State policy for the total development and empowerment of women which specifically provides that “The State recognizes the role of women in nation-building and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men” (Section 14, Article II).
Women with disabilities are also part of society and deserve equal rights in the field of law and in all aspects of human endeavor. Their desires of full participation and inclusion in all fields of endeavors are brought about by international mandates and national policies instituted for their empowerment.
In response to this and fully commemorate this celebration, the Women with Disabilities Day is being observed every last Monday of March of each year which is supported by Proclamation No. 744 (2004).