Last July 6-7, 2023 and  August 2, 2023 the provincial government, through the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Point System (PGFPS), conducted the revision of the Gender and Development Code of the Province of Davao del Sur at View Point Hotel, Digos City, Davao del Sur. It was attended by the (PGFPS) Executive Committee members and selected members of the PGFPS Technical Working Group (TWG). The activity was spearheaded by SP Member Shiela B. Cagas, SP Chair of the Committee on Women, Family, Children & Senior Citizens and EnP Foramel A. Sabio, Provincial GAD Focal Person. Other GFPS Execom members who participated were representatives from the SP IPMR, DepEd Davao del Sur Division, PNP-DSSPO Women & Children Protection Desk Officer, PNP-DSSPO FJGAD Non-Commissioned Officer, PWD representative, Davao del Sur State College GAD Focal Person representing the academe, KALIPI and Provincial Prosecutor’s Office. The TWG members who participated were the GAD focals of the pertinent provincial offices implementing GAD programs and projects, such as OPAg, PHO, PESO, PPDO, PBO and SP.

          The revision process was thorough and the deliberations were comprehensive considering that gender development encompasses almost all aspects and sectors in the community. The draft of the revised GAD Code was already submitted to the sangguniang panlalawigan for approval and adoption.  


Province Conducts Gender Mainstreaming Seminar-Workshop

             The two-day Seminar-Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Local Government conducted by the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur on September 27 and 28, 2023 at Megan Function Hall, Digos City,  through the Provincial GAD Focal Point System (GFPS), was a success. The activity was attended by the members of the GFPS Executive Committee and TWG, and the GAD focal persons of the different municipalities in the province. The resource speaker, Mr. Erwin S. Dalog, former Assistant Regional Director of POPCOM XI and a strong GAD advocate, competently discussed the topics and ably stirred the minds of the participants especially during the workshop.

          The activity aimed at capacitating the provincial GAD advocates with the necessary knowledge and skills in integrating and mainstreaming gender and development in all plans, programs and activities of the provincial government. In so doing, the GAD advocates have to know and understand the concepts and importance of gender mainstreaming, its tools, levels and enabling mechanisms so that all undertakings of the provincial government will become gender responsive,

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