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What is GAD?

 

      Refers to the development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering,          equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, and supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials.

 

Reference: A Handbook on the Application of the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework. (2016). Manila: Philippine Commission on Women.

Why do we need GAD?

 

    • Seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices;
    • Seeks to transform society's social, economic, and political structures and questions the validity of the gender roles they ascribed to women and men;
    • Contends that women are active agents of development and not just passive recipients of development assistance; and
    • Stresses the need of women to organize themselves and participate in political processes to strengthen their legal rights

 

Reference: Philippine Commission on Women's Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01 entitled 'Guidelines for the creation, strengthening, and institutionalization of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System'

GAD Concepts and SOGIESC (Reference: Sam Killermann (2017)

https://www.genderbread.org/resource/genderbread-person-v4-0

 

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Gender Sensitivity

 

  1. The act of being aware of the ways people think about gender, so that individuals rely less on assumptions about traditional and outdated views on the roles of men and women
  2. The ability to recognize issues and problems in the way societies look at gender
  3. Looks at how women act and are treated and the different ways that women understand their roles;
    Includes an understanding of stereotypes and how discrimination and gender roles hurt people, both in the past and still today.

A gender-sensitive program addresses the differential losses of both women and men and seeks to anticipate the balance of power in the interest of community survival.

 

Reference: A Handbook on the Application of the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (2016). Manila: Philippine Commission on Women.

Gender Mainstreaming

 

    1. Gender mainstreaming as the strategy
    2. Major global strategy for ensuring that the government pursues gender equality in all aspects of the development process
    3. Look more comprehensively at the relationships between men and women in their access and control over resources, decision making, and benefits and rewards
    4. Necessitates the transformation of institutional structures, culture and practices

 

References:

  • United Nations: Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women. (2002). Gender Mainstreaming: An Overview.
  • Innes, M. (Ed.). (2000). Accelerating Change: Resources for Gender Mainstreaming. Quebec: Canadian International Development Agency.
  • A Handbook on the Application of the Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework. (2016). Manila: Philippine Commission on Women.

Legal Foundations of GAD

 

Philippine Constitution, Art. II Sec. 14 - "The state recognizes the role of women in nation-building and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men."

Executive Order No. 348 - approved and adopted the Philippine Development Plan for Women for 1989 to 1992.

Republic Act No. 7192 - mandated all government departments and agencies to review and revise all regulations, circulars, issuances and procedures to remove all gender biases.

Executive Order No. 273 - approved and adopted the Philippine Plan for Gender - Responsive Development from 1995 to 2025.

Republic Act No. 9710 Section 36 states that "all departments and other government instrumentalities shall adopt gender mainstreaming."

Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Magna Carta of Women, Section 37(b) states that "all concerned government agencies and instrumentalities shall establish or strengthen their GAD Focal Point System (GFPS)."

Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01 by the Philippine Commission on Women - provides for the Guidelines for the Creation, Strengthening and Institutionalization of the GFPS.

A Primer on Republic Act No. 9262,  The Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children (Anti-VAWC) Act of 2004 and Barangay Protection Order (BPO)

Human Resource Profile as of December 31, 2019

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gad hr profile by age group

 

gad hr profile by nature of work

Source: HRMDS, December 2019

Milestones

 

Policy Issuances:

  1. PHIVOLCS Administrative Order No. 01, s2016: Mainstreaming Gender and Development into

      PHIVOLCS Programs, Projects and Activities

  1. PHIVOLCS Office Order No. 92, s2016, Creation of the Committee on Decorum and Investigation

       (CODI)

  1. Approval of GAD Vision and Mission, 14 October 2019

Award

 

Conferment given to Dr. Ma. Leonila Bautista, Associate Scientist detailed at PHIVOLCS as one of the DOST Women Scientists during the 2019 Women’s Month Celebration

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GAD Seminars and Workshops attended by PHIVOLCS Staff

 

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GAD Focal Point System (GFPS)

 

GFPS Executive Committee:

Chairperson                                   Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

 

Members                                        Ma. Mylene M. Villegas

                                                         Ma. Antonia V. Bornas

                                                         Arturo S. Daag

                                                         Ishmael C. Narag

                                                         Marilou V. Del Rosario

 

GFPS Technical Working Group (TWG)/Secretariat:

 

Chairperson                                    Angela G. Montes

 

Members                         

Permanent Representatives                                            Alternate Representatives

      FAD               Richel B. De Mesa                                       Ramona D. Labao

      GGRDD         Raymond Patrick R. Maximo                     Marie Rose Sd. Bautista

      SOEPD          Myleen C. Enriquez                                     Maila P. Advincula

      VMEPD         Christian Joseph M. Clarito                       Nerissa V. Sena

      GDAPD          Melcario D. Pagtalunan                              Eumelia C. Belo

 

Secretariat         Genicka Mae Dg. Paguiligan

Contact Information:

 

Human Resource Management and Development Section, Finance and Administrative Division

84261468 to 79 local 104

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