Gender and Development
“A gender-responsive and a gender-sensitive local governance which upholds equity, equality, respect and dignity for all.”
“To be truly committed in ensuring Gender and Development in the Municipality by means of promoting, preserving and fulfilling women’s rights towards the attainment of women empowerment and gender equality in the locality.”
Gender and Development perspective is designed to contribute to the full recognition of women and it hopes to ensure equity and equality so that both women and men can participate in, benefit from and control resources and activities in developing a better community. It is founded on the philosophy core equal opportunity, whose purpose is to lessen inequality and discrimination in the various aspects of life in the local community.
What is Gender and Development?
Gender and Development (GAD) – refers to the development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self- determination and actualization of human potentials. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices and contends that women are active agents of development, not just passive recipients of development. (Philippine Commission on Women)
- Municipal Ordinance No. 001 Series of 2015. An Ordinance Enacting the Gender and Development Code (GAD Code) of the Municipality of Pura
- Executive Order No. 004 Series of 2015. An Order Creating the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality of Pura
- Executive Order No. 009 Series of 2016. An Order Reconstituting the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality of Pura
- Executive Order No. 006 Series of 2018. An Order Establishing the Gender and Development Monitoring and Evaluation Team (M&E Team) of the Municipality of Pura
- Executive Order No. 2016-1a. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
- Municipal Ordinance No. 004-14 Series of 2014. An Ordinance Enacting the Children’s Welfare Code of the Municipality of Pura, Tarlac
- Executive Order No. 06 Series of 2016. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children
- The 1987 Philippine Constitution
Provides that “…the State recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men” (Art. II, Sec. 14). It also provides that “…the State shall protect working women by providing safe and healthy working conditions , taking into account their maternal functions, and such facilities and opportunities that will enhance their welfare and enable them to realize their full potential in the service of the nation” (Art. XIII, Sec.14).
- R.A. 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991 which mandates LGUs to promote the general welfare and provide basic services and facilities to constituents.
- R.A. 7192 or the Women in Development and Nation-Building Act which promotes the integration of women as full and equal partners of men in development and nation-building.
- R.A. 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women provides a comprehensive women’s human rights framework.
- PCW-DILG-DBM-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01 or the Guidelines on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women
- Executive Order 273 mandating all government agencies to adopt a Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development (PPGD) 1995-2025
- Section 28 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) from 1995 to 2000
- CEDAW, known as the International Bill of Rights of Women, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women is the only human rights treaty which affirms the reproductive rights of women and targets culture and tradition as influential forces shaping gender roles and family relations. It affirms women’s rights to acquire, change or retain their nationality and the nationality of their children.
- Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). An international commitment adopted during the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, it seeks to remove obstacles to women’s full and equal participation in all spheres of life, protects women’s human rights, and integrates women’s concerns in all aspects of sustainable development.
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): 17 Goals to transform our world. This is also known as the Global Goals.