Welcome to the Gender and Development Corner of the Municipality of Pura!
This complies with Executive Order No. 273, directing all national government offices and instrumentalities and local government units to take appropriate steps to ensure full implementation of the policies, strategies, programs, and projects outlined in the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development and in accordance with Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01 approving the implementing Rules and Regulations on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women.
This initiative of the LGU aims to inspire and support development policy and practice for social justice, gender equality, and women empowerment.
“A gender-responsive and a gender-sensitive local governance which upholds equity, equality, respect, and dignity for all.”
“To be truly committed to ensuring Gender and Development is mainstreamed in the Municipality through promoting, preserving and fulfilling women’s rights towards the attainment of women empowerment and gender equality in the locality.”
The Gender and Development perspective is designed to contribute to the full recognition of women. It hopes to ensure equity and equality so that women and men can participate in, benefit from, and control resources and activities to develop a better community. It is founded on the philosophy of equal opportunity, which aims to lessen inequality and discrimination in the various aspects of life in the local community.
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, and supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potential. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices. It contends that women are active agents of development, not just passive recipients of development. (Philippine Commission on Women)
GAD Calendar of Activities 2022