LBRDC President and CEO's Message on Gender and Development

I. Introduction

Introduction

The LBP Resources and Development Corporation (LBRDC) is one with the National Government in making Gender Equality a reality.

II. Gender and Development

Brief History of GAD in the Philippines

Gender and Development Program (GAD) is defined by RA 9710 otherwise known as “Magna Carta of Women”. It affirms the role of women in nation building, promotes the empowerment of women and fortifies the demand for equality of women and men in access to resources.

Gender Mainstreaming is its core strategic focus that takes into consideration the implications for women while moving to integrate dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies, programs and projects in all social, political, civil, and economic spheres to ensure that women and men benefit equally.

Executive Order No. 348 – Philippine Development Plan for Women from 1989 to 1992 served as the first step in the Philippines to ensure the fundamental equality before law of women and men.

Republic Act No. 7192 otherwise known as “Women in Development and Nation-Building Act” was subsequently passed after the expiration of EO 348 and became the successor plan to strengthen the foundations of providing women rights and opportunities equal to men. It has tasked the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to ensure women’s participation and involvement.

Executive Order No. 273 “Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development, 1995-2025” was adopted for a long-term plan in affirmation to the passage of RA 7192.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2019-2025 is the latest enabling mechanism for the fulfillment of Gender Mainstreaming.

The activities connected to Gender Mainstreaming is currently guided by the following:

 

  • PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01 dated October 21, 2011 with subject: Guidelines for the Creation, Strengthening, and Institutionalization of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System

 

  • PCW, NEDA and DBM Joint Circular No. 2012-01 with subject: Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishments Reports to Implement the Magna Carta of Women

 

  • PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2018-04 dated May 4, 2018 with subject: Revised Guidelines for the Preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Agenda

 

  • Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines for Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation – 3rd Edition

 

Brief Overview of GAD at the International Community

In 1979, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) which consists of a preamble and 30 articles to define discrimination against women and set up an agenda for national action to end it. States who accept the CEDAW are committed to undertake measures which involve:

  • to incorporate the principle of equality of men and women in their legal system, abolish all discriminatory laws and adopt appropriate ones prohibiting discrimination against women;
  • to establish tribunals and other public institutions to ensure the effective protection of women against discrimination; and
  • to ensure elimination of all acts of discrimination against women by persons, organizations or enterprises.

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) last 1995 further affirmed the commitment of the UN towards Women’s rights. The key issues tackled are the following areas of concern that needs to be addressed:

  1. Persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women;
  2. Inequality in economic structures and policies, in all forms of productive activities and in access to resources;
  3. Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services;
  4. Inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making at all levels;
  5. Lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women;
  6. Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training;
  7. Stereotyping of women and inequality in women’s access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media;
  8. Gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment;
  9. The effects of armed and other types of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation;
  10. Violence against Women;
  11. Insufficient mechanisms for the advancement of Women and;
  12. Persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child.

The said key 12 issues that GAD needs to resolve worldwide.

Last 2015, UN also adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda wherein women have their own Goal: SDG 5. The SDG 5 has the ambition of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls through nine of its objectives for women as follows:

  1. End discrimination across all areas of life;
  2. End violence;
  3. End harmful practices;
  4. Recognize and value unpaid work;
  5. Ensure participation in public life;
  6. Ensure access to sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  7. Ensure equal economic resources;
  8. Promote women’s empowerment through technology and;
  9. Sound policies and legislation.

 

III. LBRDC GAD Reports

IV. LBRDC GAD Programs, Activities & Projects (PAPs)

2. GAD Committee Logo: GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) ExeCom (Executive Committee) and GAD Technical Working Group (TWG)
3. Members of the Committee: 
 
GAD Focal Point System Executive Committee
Name - Designation - GAD
Jan Carlo Libiran - Chairperson
Rustica Locsin - Member
Olive Princess Ramal - Member
Jobert Barce - Member
Philip Pilola - Member
Maria Ivina Perez - Member

 

GAD Technical Working Group
Name                            - Designation - GAD
Gleam Bill Balais            - Chairperson
Thea Mae Asis               - Secretariat
Elma Tubanza - Member
France Kimberly Calilong - Member
Edelyn Mindog - Member
Marion Denisse Dizon - Member
Elsa Gragasin - Member
Rosalia Arboleda - Member
Ana Cathrina Guillermo - Member

 

4. For inquiries, contact:
Gleam Bill Balais
Human Resources Sr. Specialist
Personnel and Administrative Unit
Admin and General Services Department
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8405 7134 or 09956622769
 
Thea Mae Asis
Human Resources Analyst
Personnel and Administrative Unit
Admin and General Services Department
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8405 7134 or 09956622769
 

 

V. LBRDC GAD PAPs (Programs, Activities & Projects)

Other LBRDC GAD PAPs

 

 

 

 

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