Gender Mainstreaming in Governance

In time for this year’s National Women’s Month Celebration,  two batches of Gender Mainstreaming sessions on Barangay GAD Plan, Budget, and Policy were conducted to Gender and Development and VAWC-BCPC Focal Persons of 14 Partner Barangays on March 14-15, 2022.

On the first batch of coaching, participants were from Barangays Ayala, Recodo, Malagutay, Sinunuc, San Jose Gusu, and Tumaga and was conducted at ZABIDA Centro de Paz y Desarollo. The second batch was participated by Barangays Labuan, Cabatangan, Pasonanca, Arena Blanco, Sta.Maria,Talisayan,Tetuan,Calarian at  at Campo Vida, Malagutay, Zamboanga City.

This coaching workshop was done to capacitate the barangay officials and staff in crafting gender-responsive and properly attributed GAD plan and budget of their barangays. During the sessions, they were expected to generate enhanced barangay GAD plan and budget and identify top gender issues for crafting of barangay resolutions and ordinances.

Prof. Rosalyn Romo-Echem, Philippine Commission on Women Representative coached on the application of Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) Design Checklist in  their GAD Plan & Budget. Guidelines & Tips on Crafting and Submission of Barangay GAD Plan & Budget was presented by Mr. Wilfredo Aporongao of Zamboanga City Gender and Development Office. This session aims to orient all the participants on the standard GAD plans and budget recommended by the ZC GADO. The participants will then be able to appreciate the use of HGDG checklist for improving their GAD plans and budget.

ZABIDA continues to capacitate and empower its stakeholders through trainings and seminars in addressing GAD-related issues in their communities, which is one of the most overlooked aspect of local communities.

This activity was realized through the support of AECID and Manos Unidas under the Convenio Project.

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