“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.
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)
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