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PIA Press Release
2007/04/04

Ifugao launches provincial and municipal GAD Codes

by Jina Shirley G. Dacmay

LAGAWE, Ifugao (4 April) -- Local chief executives, legislators, and members of the Gender and Development (GAD) Councils at the provincial and municipal levels here, came together to witness the joint launching of the provincial and the eleven municipal GAD codes.

The GAD Code of Ifugao and the eleven municipalities is in line with the state’s promotion of women’s empowerment, women’s rights, gender equality and gender responsive development as embodied in local laws and policies.

Undersecretary Alicia Bala of the Department of Social Works and Development (DSWD) congratulated the province for being the first province and one of the few provinces that have crafted a comprehensive GAD code.

She said that the launching of the GAD code is just the beginning of a long journey towards eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and girl children through a gender fair and gender sensitive policies, plans and programs.

Further, while landmark legislations like RA 9192 or Women in Nation Building Act recognizes the role of women in development efforts and while significant progress were made on improving the lot of women, women are still the subject of abuse, exploitation and discrimination, she lamented.

To respond to these major issue confronting women, Bala said, two major legislations were passed, RA 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 and RA 9262 or Anti Violence against women and their Children Act of 2004.

While she assured assistance within their capabilities, she challenged stakeholders to popularize the GAD code for all the people to understand and to set up milestones or score board and to engage all sectors to support the code.

Still, a continuing advocacy through celebrations of special events and other media means would help ensure the realization of gender equity and violence free Ifugao, thus she encouraged all sectors to come together and be one with women in the fight against violence in the province. (PIA Ifugao) [top]

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