A Leader with a Heart and Mind, Nomination as Ambassador Paulina Nayra

maeann
Posted December 16, 2019 from Philippines
Women of World Pulse
Paulina Nayra (right), Karen Axalan (center) and Stella Paul (left). celebrated International Women’s Day with a theme, “Conversations on Women And Change”.  (grab photo from Karen Axalan's post)

I am nominating Paulina Nayra as an Ambassador who is a mother of two and a grandmother of two female children.  She is a social development worker engaged in training and advocacy on gender and women’s issues; civil society participation in governance and community-based response to violence against women. She is also a President of WEAVERS (Women Enablers Advocates and Volunteers for Empowering and Responsive Solutions).

Her work and advocacies revolve around empowering girls, women's political and economic empowerment, environmental protection and sustainable evolution.

Her vision is a just and caring world where all women, men, and children are able to fulfill their rights and understand their dreams.

Her Abilities are to help design and deliver training on various issues on women empowerment, community resilience, gender, and development.

I first ran across her online during our Ambassador Summit for Campaign for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.  She strongly shares about the Republic Act No. 11313, the Safe Spaces Act of 2019, otherwise known as An Act Defining Danger Based Sexual Harassment in Streets, Public Spaces, Online, Workplaces, And Educational or Training Institutions, Providing Protective Measures And Prescribing Penalties. 

Paulina continues to share World Pulse not only to other NGO but also to women bakers of Roscas.  Roscas, are local biscuits made of milk, flour, egg, lard, and anise.    She encouraged women who make this biscuits to compose their stories in their own dialect.

Paulina  has been a member of World Pulse since 2010.  On March 8,2019, she spearheaded a forum in partnership with the University of the Philippines,  Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (UP-OASH); Environmental Management Bureau - Gender and Development Focal Point System (EMB - GAD FPS); to celebrate International Women’s Day with a theme, “Conversations on Women And Change”. 

She together with Karen Axalan and Stella Paul, World Pulse Global Lead Trainer commemorate Women’s day in Tacloban.

I admire how she contributes her knowledge on laws with regard to women’s rights on Republic Act 9262 or the Violence Against Women and Children (VWAC) Act.    She knows the reason why this law passed is that women like to share their problems with one another. A problem concerning women raises issues that this eventually passes to a policy.

I am an ordinary citizen, and if I don’t recognize my rights as a woman the law will not be able to protect me.  Paulina helps me understand these laws. 

Paulina in her post stories explained also some law vividly, which sometimes hard to understand, but through her post, it is easier to understand.  An example here is the Magna Carta of Women which has specific provisions that will protect and promote the rights of Filipino girl children. 

We need a leader like her so that every woman knows the laws and how we can be protected.  She remains to connect with women not only globally, but most importantly to the women in the Philippines by her connection and knowledge and has the heart to share best practices of grassroots women that can inspire women to solve their own problems.  

Paulina Nayra https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/paulina-lawsin

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Hannah B
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hello!
Thank you for posting this nomination!
Please post Paulina's username or a link to her profile so that I can find her - thank you!
Kind regards,
Hannah

maeann
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Hanna :) her username is Paulina Nayra https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/paulina-lawsin. Thank you much

Tarke Edith
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hello Maeann
Thank you for nominating sis Nayra
We are one dear so we are bount to love each other .
Thanks for being there for her dear

maeann
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Tarke, thank you. with much love and support. Congratulations that you have been nominated too.

Lisbeth
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Maeann,
Thanks for nominating our dear Aunty Paulina for the spirit award 2019. I say congratulations dear Aunty and best of luck.
Warm regards

maeann
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Lizbeth, thank you. She deserves to be nominated since she's been World Pulse since 2010. And I never thought that World Pulse existed since that year. If not with her I also never know about the new act which was passed -Safe Spaces Act of 2019.

Congratulation for being nominated Lisbeth :)

Lisbeth
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Thank you :-)
Hope you are doing very well! Have a great week ahead.
Warm regards

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hello, Mae Ann,

Yay for Ate Pauline! She truly is a remarkable woman. I hope you meet her, too. Thank you for your nomination!

maeann
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Hi Karen,

Thank you. I hope to meet both of you :) I am sure marami tayo mapag uusapan.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

You're welcome, dear. We hope that the meetup will happen soon. Yes, marami talaga.

Beth Lacey
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Paulina sounds like a wonderful woman

maeann
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Hi Beth,

Yes she is as how Karen tell a story on their meet up.

Akshaya9
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Hi Maeann,
Thank you for sharing and describing her .

Best Regards

maeann
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Hi Jack,

Salamat... hindi ko pa siya na meet in person, but when I saw her sa online, she has much knowledge and wisdom as a woman.

Looking forward to meet you I am sure you have a lot to share too :)

Akshaya9
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Your welcome.
I'm also hoping to meet you personally :-)

Jill Langhus
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hi Mae Ann,

Thanks for your noble nomination and acknowledgement of dear Paulina and all of her amazing, hard work:-)

XX

maeann
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hi Jill,
Thanks much :)

Jill Langhus
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

You're welcome:-)
XX

Qurratulayn Khan
Dec 29, 2019
Dec 29, 2019

Hi dear,
Feel motivated to know about Paulina, thank you for nominated her.
I also wants to nominate someone but I can not understand how to do it, I'M new one in technology side!
regards

maeann
Jan 01
Jan 01

Hi Qurratulayn,

Sorry for the late reply because of the Christmas celebration with the family. The nomination ended last Dec 31 though. But I am sure that whoever you want to be nominated I am sure some World Pulse Sisters already nominated them (i hope so). Thank you and looking forward to reading more of your powerful stories. Send me a message if you have a question.

Paulina Nayra
Feb 18
Feb 18

Oh I didn’t know who nominated me. Thank you Mhe Ann. Such an honor to be nominated and mentioned in the first ever World Pulse Spirit Awards. Congratulations to us!