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GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

Philippine Initiatives on Gender - Responsive Governance        


        In the Philippines, efforts to make governance gender responsive are promoted through legislation, such as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) which mandates non-discriminatory and pro-gender equality and equity measures to enable women’s participation in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies, plans, and programs for national, regional, and local development.


        Also, the Philippine Framework Plan for Women (FPW) indicated actions planned for gender responsive governance to be undertaken by government agencies, LGUs and civil society as follows:


On mainstreaming Gender and Development (GAD) in the bureaucracy –


1.Enforce compliance to GAD mainstreaming policies

2. Enhance existing structural mechanisms to accelerate mainstreaming of GAD

3. Localize GAD mainstreaming efforts

4. Enhance capability of local and regional GAD practitioners/trainors to deliver GAD programs

5. Strengthen linkages and partnerships among various partners


On enhancing women’s leadership roles and participation in decision-making –


1. Ensure equal representation of women in decision-making process at the local , national and international levels

2. Promote gender-responsive management and transformative leadership


On strengthening women’s role in promoting gender-responsive governance –


1. Enhance role of women’s organizations in anti-corruption programs

2. Enhance women’s role in peace building and conflict resolution


On strengthening partnership with media in covering various women issues –


1. Enhance gender sensitivity of media practitioners

2. Set up enabling mechanism to facilitate exchange of data, information, tools, etc. between media and government pertinent to GAD concerns


Significant progress has been achieved in terms of implementing said measures in the FPW. The Country Gender Assessment (CGA, 2008) has noted that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has issued annual budget circulars since 1997 that support the implementation of GAD budgets at the local level. Currently, the local budget circular on internal revenue allotment requires agencies to apply a minimum of 5 percent of the funds for GAD.


Projects that have been implemented under the GAD budget include providing health services, advocating and disseminating information on gender issues, building capacity and providing technical assistance on GAD and other gender issues, establishing or improving service facilities for women, issuing policies on gender, establishing databases and mechanisms for reporting on gender issues, improving awareness of gender issues when undertaking development planning at the national and local levels, and revising textbooks to remove social and gender stereotypes.

15SW GAD Focal Point

New Composition of the 15SW GAD Focal Point


COL ARAUS ROBERT F MUSICO PAF (GSC) 

Chairman


LTC JEFFREY ABEGAIL C MORALES PAF

Member


LTC HECTOR H GATCHALIAN (DS) PAF 

Member


MAJ GEORGE NORMAN A INNIS III PAF

Member 


MAJ NANCY R DACANAY O-14021 PAF

Member


MAJ REESE JAMES A OBESO PAF

Member


MAJ RODEL C MONTEROZO PAF

Member


MAJ IRENE C ABUTAS PAF (MC) PAF

Member


MAJ JOCELYN S JOSE PAF

Member


CPT LIZAH B DORAO (MC) PAF

Member


CPT JAMES BRYAN V ESTELEYDES (JAGS)PAF

Member


CPT LOVELYN M FRUGALIDAD PAF

Member


CPT CAROL M ABELARDE PAF

Member


1LT LADY CHELITO F MARIANO PAF

Member


1LT STACY ANNE D ACAR PAF

Member


SMS Leonito B Siaotong PAF

Member


MSg Cesario I Tubat Jr PAF

Member


MSg Marino H Salenga Jr PAF

Member


MSg Jonas G Mendoza PAF

Member


TSg Mary Ann A Perez PAF

Member


AW Aimee Pereyra Cajuday PAF

Member


Mr. Julius Caesar B Gargallano CE

Member




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