May 31, 2021

May 28, 2021
Via Zoom

The 2nd Quarter meeting of the GAD Focal Point System Technical Working Group was conducted on May 28, 2021. The 1st Quarter Accomplishment Report of PGB offices and District Hospital was presented to the Technical Working Group. The GFPS-TWG Chairperson, Ms. Analiza S. Ileto, has discussed and explained the programs and activities which were implemented in the 1st Quarter. She also pointed out the deficiencies in the accomplishment reports of some of the concerned offices. Furthermore, Ms. Ileto also emphasized the importance of submitting the Mode of Verifications (MOV) in all of the implemented projects.
Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), consolidates and reinforces previous national policies on Gender and Development (GAD). It also mandates all government instrumentalities to adopt Gender Mainstreaming (GM) as a strategy to promote and fulfill women’s human rights.
Specifically, Chapter VI (Institutional Mechanisms), Section 36, of the MCW states: All departments, including their attached agencies, offices, bureaus, state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, local government units, and other government instrumentalities shall adopt gender mainstreaming as a strategy to promote women’s human rights and eliminate gender discrimination in their systems, structures, policies, programs, processes, and procedures. Hence, the GERL Assessment Tool was also conducted by the GD Focal point System.
The GFPS-TWG has discussed the enhanced GeRL Assessment Tool to measure the level of gender responsiveness of the PGB as an organization and in the delivery of its essential services and facilities. When administered, the enhanced GeRL Assessment Tool will enable LGUs to:
1. GATHER data and information on the level of GAD mainstreaming efforts and practices;
2. MONITOR and evaluate the gender-responsiveness of the organization and in the delivery of essential services and facilities; and
3. IDENTIFY the gaps and corresponding strategies towards achieving Gender-Responsive Local Governance.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.