Ifugao GAD focal point persons undergo training on gender analysis
LAGAWE, Ifugao, May 28 (PIA) -- Thirty three Gender and Development (GAD) focal point persons of the different municipal local government units (MLGUs) and offices of the province underwent a three-day training on Gender Analysis held at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort in Paringao, Bauang, La Union on May 21-23.
Ferdinand Dunuan, GAD Focal Point person of the Provincial Veterinary Office, who attended the training workshop entitled â€œGender Analysis Workshop' related that the activity was sponsored by the Ifugao Provincial Government in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 7th Country Program.
Gender analysis is described as an examination of a problem or situation in order to identify gender issues within the problem or context of a project and the obstacles to the attainment of gender equality or similar goals.
The training aimed to strengthen the use of Gender Analysis Tools. It was also intended to orient the participants about the harmonized GAD guidelines for project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation which was formulated by the National Economic Development Authority in collaboration with the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women and the Official Development Assistance-GAD Network.
The guidelines will serve as a common instrument among implementing agencies and donor organizations for ensuring the gender responsiveness of programs and projects in their various stages. Its seeks to promote the twin goals of gender equality and women empowerment and address the issues of inadequate sex-disaggregate data and statistics for development planning and programming.
Dunuan said that they were given lectures about gender concepts, gender issues and the role of social institutions, the different gender analysis tools and the application of the harmonized GAD guideline.
He said that he was able to learn many things during the workshop specially the key GAD concepts of access and control, benefits, gender analysis, gender discrimination, gender issues and gender needs and interests, which they will re-echo in their respective offices.
Dunuan added that the GAD approach is a necessity with the proclamation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) being made part of the law of our country by the government in recognition of the fact that any effort toward sustainable development requires the participation of women at all levels of policy making and decision implementation.(JDP/DBC-PIA CAR, Ifugao)
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