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Wagayway Equality launches ‘Espasyo’ community center

Wagayway Equality Inc. launched Espasyo, a community center eyeing to promote gender equality, HIV and mental health awareness, and the rights of youth, LGBTQIA individuals, PLHIV, and other key populations.

In Batangas, Wagayway Equality Inc. launched Espasyo, a community center eyeing to promote gender equality, HIV and mental health awareness, and the rights of youth, LGBTQIA individuals, PLHIV, and other key populations particularly in the province.

Espasyo by Wagayway Equality, situated in the heart of Batangas, stresses “the power of collaboration and inclusivity,” said Aivan Alvarez, executive director of Wagayway Equality Inc. “Espasyo represents the collective efforts of duty bearers, civil society organizations, and the community in championing equality and justice for all, providing an enabling community where individuals are free from any form of discrimination and have access to essential health and rights services.”

As a safe space for marginalized communities, Espasyo by Wagayway Equality hopes to provide essential resources, support, and opportunities, all boosted via collaboration with local government units (LGUs), and civil society organizations.

Backing this effort are: LoveYourself Inc, PSFI PROTECTS, TLF SHARE, DOH CHD CALABARZON Dra Beatrix Duzon, Office of the Governor Mayor Beverly Rose Dimacuha, Vice Mayor Alyssa Cruz, Board Member Claudette Ambida, Board member Bart Blanco, Councilor Boy Dimacuha, Councilor Ana Puti Aguila, Chief of Staff – Atty RD Dimacuha, City Health Office (Dra, Rose Barrion – City Health Officer), Batangas State University – GAD Office Theresa Arellano,  BATMC – Wellness zone, other partner civil society organizations, and Wagayway Equality Inc. volunteers and community members.

For more information about Wagayway Equality Inc. and Espasyo, visit its Facebook page, Wagayway Equality, or contact Aivan Alvarez at 09297414738 or wagaywayequalityofficial@gmail.com.

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