Gender and Development

VISION

“A gender-responsive and a gender-sensitive local governance which upholds equity, equality, respect and dignity for all.”

MISSION

“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.”

GOALS

Integrate gender perspectives in local policy-making, programming,

planning, budgeting, project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Ensure the recognition of gender issues on a continuous basis.

Disseminate information, education and communication materials regarding gender-related issues and concerns.

Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing gender-responsive capability building programs as well as conduction of gender-related activities and trainings.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

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)

Useful Links

GAD Accomplishment Report 2019
GAD Plan and Budget 2020
GAD Focal Point System
GAD Monitoring and Evaluation Team
GAD CODE of PURA

Gender and Development Activities (Photo Gallery)

  • VISION

    “A gender-responsive and a gender-sensitive local governance which upholds equity, equality, respect and dignity for all.”

    MISSION

    “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.”

    GOALS

    Integrate gender perspectives in local policy-making, programming,

    planning, budgeting, project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    Ensure the recognition of gender issues on a continuous basis.

    Disseminate information, education and communication materials regarding gender-related issues and concerns.

    Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing gender-responsive capability building programs as well as conduction of gender-related activities and trainings.

    GENERAL OBJECTIVES

    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)

    Useful Links

    GAD Accomplishment Report 2019
    GAD Plan and Budget 2020
    GAD Focal Point System
    GAD Monitoring and Evaluation Team
    GAD CODE of PURA

    Gender and Development Activities (Photo Gallery)

    GAD Calendar of Activities 2020

    F.Y. 2020 ACTIVITIES
    1st Quarter
    • Gender Sensitivity Orientation Seminar
    • 2020 National Women’s Month Celebration
    • Sociocultural Development Program
    • Rabies Awareness Month
    • World Tuberculosis Day
    • Community Fitness Activity
    • Municipal Job Fair
    • Educational Assistance Program
    • HIV Awareness Month
    2nd Quarter
    • Buntis Party
    • TB Itinerant Activity
    • Sport Clinic and Reading Camp Activity
    • Bloodletting Activity
    • Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
    • Circumcition Activity
    • MASA MASID Program
    3rd Quarter
    • Nutrition Month Celebration
    • 1st Seminar on VAWC
    • National Lung Month Celebration
    • One CSC Seminar
    • Supplemental Feeding Program
    4th Quarter
    • One Day Feeding Program
    • Year-end Assesstment of  Barangay VAWC
    • 18-day Campaign to End VAW

    Downloads (Information, Education and Communication Materials)

    Type”File””Date”Size
    Download

    Reproduction and Distribution of IEC materials on VAWC
    Two- Day Conference for GAD Planning and Budgeting (Capacity Development)
    Women’s Month Celebration
    Rabies Awareness Month
    World Tuberculosis Day

    Legal Mandates

    Local Ordinances and Policies
    Philippine Laws and Policies
    International Commitments
    Local Ordinances and Policies

    • 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. 006 Series of 2019. An Order Reconstituting the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality
    • 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. 2013-022. Constituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2016-1a. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2019-07. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 06 Series of 2016. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children
    • Executive Order No. 07 Series of 2019. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children

    Philippine Laws and Policies

    • 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
    • Local Budget Memorandum No. 28 which directs local government units to mobilize resources to mainstream and implement gender and development programs using the five (5) percent of development fund.
    • Section 28 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) from 1995 to 2000
    • Joint Circular 2012-01 of the PCW-NEDA-DBM or the Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Report to Implement the Magna Carta of Women

    International Commitments

    • 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.
  • VISION

    “A gender-responsive and a gender-sensitive local governance which upholds equity, equality, respect and dignity for all.”

    MISSION

    “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.”

    GOALS

    Integrate gender perspectives in local policy-making, programming,

    planning, budgeting, project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    Ensure the recognition of gender issues on a continuous basis.

    Disseminate information, education and communication materials regarding gender-related issues and concerns.

    Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing gender-responsive capability building programs as well as conduction of gender-related activities and trainings.

    GENERAL OBJECTIVES

    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)

    Useful Links

    GAD Accomplishment Report 2019
    GAD Plan and Budget 2020
    GAD Focal Point System
    GAD Monitoring and Evaluation Team
    GAD CODE of PURA

    Gender and Development Activities (Photo Gallery)

    GAD Calendar of Activities 2020

    F.Y. 2020 ACTIVITIES
    1st Quarter
    • Gender Sensitivity Orientation Seminar
    • 2020 National Women’s Month Celebration
    • Sociocultural Development Program
    • Rabies Awareness Month
    • World Tuberculosis Day
    • Community Fitness Activity
    • Municipal Job Fair
    • Educational Assistance Program
    • HIV Awareness Month
    2nd Quarter
    • Buntis Party
    • TB Itinerant Activity
    • Sport Clinic and Reading Camp Activity
    • Bloodletting Activity
    • Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
    • Circumcition Activity
    • MASA MASID Program
    3rd Quarter
    • Nutrition Month Celebration
    • 1st Seminar on VAWC
    • National Lung Month Celebration
    • One CSC Seminar
    • Supplemental Feeding Program
    4th Quarter
    • One Day Feeding Program
    • Year-end Assesstment of  Barangay VAWC
    • 18-day Campaign to End VAW

    Downloads (Information, Education and Communication Materials)

    Type”File””Date”Size
    Download

    Reproduction and Distribution of IEC materials on VAWC
    Two- Day Conference for GAD Planning and Budgeting (Capacity Development)
    Women’s Month Celebration
    Rabies Awareness Month
    World Tuberculosis Day

    Legal Mandates

    Local Ordinances and Policies
    Philippine Laws and Policies
    International Commitments
    Local Ordinances and Policies

    • 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. 006 Series of 2019. An Order Reconstituting the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality
    • 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. 2013-022. Constituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2016-1a. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2019-07. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 06 Series of 2016. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children
    • Executive Order No. 07 Series of 2019. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children

    Philippine Laws and Policies

    • 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
    • Local Budget Memorandum No. 28 which directs local government units to mobilize resources to mainstream and implement gender and development programs using the five (5) percent of development fund.
    • Section 28 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) from 1995 to 2000
    • Joint Circular 2012-01 of the PCW-NEDA-DBM or the Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Report to Implement the Magna Carta of Women

    International Commitments

    • 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.
  • VISION

    “A gender-responsive and a gender-sensitive local governance which upholds equity, equality, respect and dignity for all.”

    MISSION

    “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.”

    GOALS

    Integrate gender perspectives in local policy-making, programming,

    planning, budgeting, project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    Ensure the recognition of gender issues on a continuous basis.

    Disseminate information, education and communication materials regarding gender-related issues and concerns.

    Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing gender-responsive capability building programs as well as conduction of gender-related activities and trainings.

    GENERAL OBJECTIVES

    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)

    Useful Links

    GAD Accomplishment Report 2019
    GAD Plan and Budget 2020
    GAD Focal Point System
    GAD Monitoring and Evaluation Team
    GAD CODE of PURA

    Gender and Development Activities (Photo Gallery)

    GAD Calendar of Activities 2020

    F.Y. 2020 ACTIVITIES
    1st Quarter
    • Gender Sensitivity Orientation Seminar
    • 2020 National Women’s Month Celebration
    • Sociocultural Development Program
    • Rabies Awareness Month
    • World Tuberculosis Day
    • Community Fitness Activity
    • Municipal Job Fair
    • Educational Assistance Program
    • HIV Awareness Month
    2nd Quarter
    • Buntis Party
    • TB Itinerant Activity
    • Sport Clinic and Reading Camp Activity
    • Bloodletting Activity
    • Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
    • Circumcition Activity
    • MASA MASID Program
    3rd Quarter
    • Nutrition Month Celebration
    • 1st Seminar on VAWC
    • National Lung Month Celebration
    • One CSC Seminar
    • Supplemental Feeding Program
    4th Quarter
    • One Day Feeding Program
    • Year-end Assesstment of  Barangay VAWC
    • 18-day Campaign to End VAW

    Downloads (Information, Education and Communication Materials)

    Type”File””Date”Size
    Download

    Reproduction and Distribution of IEC materials on VAWC
    Two- Day Conference for GAD Planning and Budgeting (Capacity Development)
    Women’s Month Celebration
    Rabies Awareness Month
    World Tuberculosis Day

    Legal Mandates

    Local Ordinances and Policies
    Philippine Laws and Policies
    International Commitments
    Local Ordinances and Policies

    • 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. 006 Series of 2019. An Order Reconstituting the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality
    • 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. 2013-022. Constituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2016-1a. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2019-07. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 06 Series of 2016. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children
    • Executive Order No. 07 Series of 2019. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children

    Philippine Laws and Policies

    • 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
    • Local Budget Memorandum No. 28 which directs local government units to mobilize resources to mainstream and implement gender and development programs using the five (5) percent of development fund.
    • Section 28 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) from 1995 to 2000
    • Joint Circular 2012-01 of the PCW-NEDA-DBM or the Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Report to Implement the Magna Carta of Women

    International Commitments

    • 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.

GAD Calendar of Activities 2020

F.Y. 2020 ACTIVITIES
1st Quarter
  • Gender Sensitivity Orientation Seminar
  • 2020 National Women’s Month Celebration
  • Sociocultural Development Program
  • Rabies Awareness Month
  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • Community Fitness Activity
  • Municipal Job Fair
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • HIV Awareness Month
2nd Quarter
  • Buntis Party
  • TB Itinerant Activity
  • Sport Clinic and Reading Camp Activity
  • Bloodletting Activity
  • Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
  • Circumcition Activity
  • MASA MASID Program
3rd Quarter
  • Nutrition Month Celebration
  • 1st Seminar on VAWC
  • National Lung Month Celebration
  • One CSC Seminar
  • Supplemental Feeding Program
4th Quarter
  • One Day Feeding Program
  • Year-end Assesstment of  Barangay VAWC
  • 18-day Campaign to End VAW

Downloads (Information, Education and Communication Materials)

Type”File””Date”Size
Download

Reproduction and Distribution of IEC materials on VAWC
Two- Day Conference for GAD Planning and Budgeting (Capacity Development)
Women’s Month Celebration
Rabies Awareness Month
World Tuberculosis Day

Legal Mandates

Local Ordinances and Policies
Philippine Laws and Policies
International Commitments
Local Ordinances and Policies

  • 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. 006 Series of 2019. An Order Reconstituting the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality
  • 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. 2013-022. Constituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
  • Executive Order No. 2016-1a. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
  • Executive Order No. 2019-07. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
  • Executive Order No. 06 Series of 2016. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children
  • Executive Order No. 07 Series of 2019. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children

Philippine Laws and Policies

  • 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
  • Local Budget Memorandum No. 28 which directs local government units to mobilize resources to mainstream and implement gender and development programs using the five (5) percent of development fund.
  • Section 28 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) from 1995 to 2000
  • Joint Circular 2012-01 of the PCW-NEDA-DBM or the Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Report to Implement the Magna Carta of Women

International Commitments

  • 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.

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