GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT
Gender and Development refers to a development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights and supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. (PCW GMEF Handbook 2016). As a development approach, it seeks to imbue gender equality and women’s empowerment in all levels of economic, social, and political processes. Integral to the GAD approach is gender mainstreaming, a strategy to integrate gender perspectives in institutional policy, programs and activities.
Proposed 10-Point Agenda for Gender Mainstreaming in CTU
- Institutionalizing the enabling mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in CTU’s policies, programs, and activities
- Strengthening the GAD Focal Committee’s role and functioin in the University
- Equal representation of women and men in administrative positions and institutional meetings
- Fortifying the role of CTU CODI to eliminate all forms of violence against women in all CTU campuses
- Establishmen of sex-disaggregated database and periodic conduct of gender audit
- Establishment of a GAD Resource Center in every CTU campus.
- Expanded GAD trainings and seminars for all CTU employees and students
- Engendering the academic programs and course offerings across all CTU campuses
- Engendering research and extension activities in all phases of the project cycle
- Institutional support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all GA PAP’s based on the approved GPB