Promotes women’s empowerment
What is GAD?

Gender and Development or 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.

The GAD FPS continues to plan and implement programs and activities for HSAC to reach the highest level in Gender Mainstreaming, Replication and Innovation, as headed by the GADFPS Chairperson, Ms.Marissa R. Felizardo and shall be represented by the following Divisions/Services and Regional Adjudication Branches’GAD focal person as follows, Alicia O. Sobrevinas of PMS, Maria Sofia M. Barro and Mona-Lisa U. Aguilar of AS-HRDD, Bernardo Homer P. Tabunar of AS-GSD, Lowella C. Viray of ICTD, JenvyJ. Solidap of PAD, and Jaquilyn A. Israel of AS-Cash Section.

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In support to the Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women directing all agencies to adopt gender mainstreaming strategies and the Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) Memorandum Circular No. 2022-01.

The celebration is in recognition of women’s role and contribution in nation-building and as agents of national development. This celebration also coincides with the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD).

The program and activities is hereto attached for your reference.

Date and Time Activities
07 March 2022
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Flag Raising Ceremony for the 2022 National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC).
PCW MC NO. 2022-01 Focus for NWMC 2022: Agenda nang Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran
08 March 2022
International Women’s Day
Serbisyo Para Kay Juana.
Join the thread by using a hashtag #SerbisyoParaKayJuana
08 March 2022
International Women’s Day
11 March 2022 and 25 March 2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Health and Wellness Activity
ZOOM-BA EXHIBITION to be led by Mr. Frederick Allan M. Ligsay, Physical Fitness Instructor
about #PurpleTuesdays

It’s #PurpleTuesday in HSAC! To signify support for women’s empowerment and gender equality, HSAC will wear anything purple on all Tuesdays of March!

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