Sunday, August 12, 2018

DEPED Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Image result for DEPEDThe Department of Education (DepEd) issued last July 2018 the new  Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) which aims to establish a common understanding of CSE key concepts and messages, and to ensure clear implementation of protocols in the CSE.

[GAD Resource] The 2017 Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action

The IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action provides practical guidance for humanitarian workers to mainstream gender equality into humanitarian action across sectors. It also aims to place protection at the center of humanitarian action, with an age, gender and diversity approach as the core element of fair and equal protection. In practical terms, this means identifying the distinct protection risks of women, men, boys, girls and LGBTI persons due to gender roles, throughout all stages of the crisis.

Friday, June 22, 2018

School uniforms go unisex as Japanese schools seek better fit for LGBT students

An emerging number of Japanese schools are introducing unisex uniforms or flexible uniform codes in an effort to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

COA issues resolution to use gender-sensitive language in all its documents

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The Commission on Audit (COA) issued Resolution No. 2018-009 instructing the use of gender-sensitive language in all official documents, communications, and issuances of the institution dated February this year. 

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

AD Celebrates Three Years of GAD Practice!

2018 marks my third year as an Independent Gender and Development Practitioner, Trainer, and Consultant. And in those three fruitful years, I am honored to have served more than twenty national and local government agencies.

I was able to meet many good people working hard in the government, shared a lot of inspirational stories and challenges in ensuring that government programs are gender-responsive, and grew as a trainer and technical consultant from the wisdom of those who have served the country in various capacities.

I would like to welcome the new addition to the ever growing gAD Fam - Tondo Medical Center, Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care, Philippine Orthopedic Center, Marine Industry Authority, Bureau of Corrections - New Bilibid Prison, and the Intramuros Administration!

Thank you for the trust and confidence you have given me. Together let us achieve a more gender-responsive Philippine governance!