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!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

[Resource] National Demographic & Health Survey 2017: Key Indicators Report

[GAD Resource] 2016 National Statistics on Labor and Employment

The 2016 Gender Statistics on Labor and Employment (GSLE) is a valuable source of information in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of plans, policies and programs that promote equality in the economic and social situation of men and women in the country. The 2015 Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum shows that the Philippines ranked seventh among other countries in the Global Gender Gap Index from rank nine a year ago. This signifies that the Philippines continues to improve in terms of enhancing gender equality, particularly on different indicators such as economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; health and survival; and political empowerment.