GAD

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

Definition

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

  1. Institutionalizing the enabling mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in CTU’s policies, programs, and activities
  2. Strengthening the GAD Focal Committee’s role and functioin in the University
  3. Equal representation of women and men in administrative positions and institutional meetings
  4. Fortifying the role of CTU CODI to eliminate all forms of violence against women in all CTU campuses
  5. Establishmen of sex-disaggregated database and periodic conduct of gender audit
  6. Establishment of a GAD Resource Center in every CTU campus.
  7. Expanded GAD trainings and seminars for all CTU employees and students
  8. Engendering the academic programs and course offerings across all CTU campuses
  9. Engendering research and extension activities in all phases of the project cycle
  10. Institutional support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all GA PAP’s based on the approved GPB