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.”


  • 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.


      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)

Gender and Development Activities (Photo Gallery)
GAD Calendar of Activities 2021
1st Quarter
  • Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting
  • 2020 National Women’s Month Celebration
  • Sociocultural Development Program
  • Rabies Awareness Month
  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • Community Fitness Activity
  • National Oral Health Month
  • Municipal Jobs Fair
  • Employment Facilitation for OFW Family Circle
  • HIV Awareness Month
  • MASA MASID Program
2nd Quarter
  • Buntis Party
  • TB Itinerant Activity
  • Sports Clinic and Reading Camp Activity
  • Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
  • Circumcision Activity
3rd Quarter
  • Supplemental Feeding Program
  • Educational Assistance (Scholarship Program)
4th Quarter
  • Seminar on Mental Health Awareness
  • Year-end Assessment of Barangay VAWC Officers and
  • Barangay Nutrition Scholars
  • 18-day Campaign to End VAW
Downloads (Information, Education and Communication Materials)

Magna Carta of Women4:35 pm 04/23/2020551.7k

RA 78774:35 pm 04/23/202043.2k

RA 83534:35 pm 04/23/202046k

RA 92084:35 pm 04/23/202043.5k

RA 92624:35 pm 04/23/202047.6k

VAW Flyer4:35 pm 04/23/202092.1k

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

    • 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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