Filipiniana

Gender Responsive Environment and Natural Resources Enterprises (GREEn) Kit: Upland Ecosystems

The kit on Gender Responsive Environment and Natural Resources Enterprises (GREEn) in the Philippines shows how to go about establishing various environmental enterprises, based on real-life models, as guide to new investors.The GREEn Kit is divided into two volumes, upland ecosystem and lowland–urban and coastal ecosystems.

Barangay VAW Desk Handbook (Tagalog)

This handbook provides barangay officials with a step-by-step guide in establishing and maintaining a Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk in their respective barangays. It contains information on how to efficiently and effectively address VAW cases. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of barangay officials as well as VAW desk officers as person-in-charge of the Desk.

PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01

This booklet provides the guidelines and procedures for the establishment, strengthening, and institutionalization of the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) in constitutional bodies, government departments, agencies, bureaus, SUCs, GOCCs and all other government instrumentalities; and to clarify the roles and responsibilities, composition and structure of the GFPS to enable it to function as a mechanism for catalyzing and accelerating gender mainstreaming in the agency towards the promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

GAD Code Guidelines

This handbook provides the necessary information on how the stakeholders, particularly the LGUs, will develop and pass a GAD Code based on the gender issues and concerns in their respective localities based on consultation with their women constituents and the women's empowerment and gender equality agenda of the government. The GAD Code shall also serve as basis for identifying programs, activities, and projects on GAD. The book includes the Philippine Commission on Women's Memorandum Circular No. 2009-1 (Guidelines on the Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of a Gender and Development Code).

PCW-DILG-DBM-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular 2013-01: Guidelines on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women

The JMC 2013-01 contains comprehensive guidelines to localize the provisions of RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) Act of 2009. It prescribes the creation and/or strengthening of institutional mechanisms to facilitated the identification of gender-specific gaps and entry points for gender mainstreaming in social and administrative structures of LGUs.

Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE) Plan 2013−2016

The Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality Plan 2013−2016 is the fourth gender-focused plan formulated by the Philippines since 1989; the first ones being the Philippine Development Plan for Women (PDPW 1989−1992), the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development (PPGD 1995− 2025),and the Framework Plan for Women (FPW2004−2010). Reports on the implementation of these plans indicate that many of the gender concerns they raised have been addressed.However, there are still many issues that need attention and resolution and recent developments have given rise to yet new issues requiring new solutions.

Public Budgeting for Children's Rights in the Philippines; a Resource Book.

The CRC Asia developed the resource book to provide a reference material for civil society organizations working on children's rights to equip them with the knowledge on engaging the Philippine Public Finance Management System. The resource book is an outcome of a series of learning and consultations with representatives of various national an d local child rights, people's organizations, women's organizations, persons with disabilityfocused organizations and other human rights organizations. The said learning sessions also had officials from local government units and national government agencies share their knowledge and practical insighs about the planning and budgeting processes in the country.

Women, Peace and Security in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao; a Civil Society Report

This civil society report on Women, Peace and Security in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was commissioned by the Women Engaged in Action on UNSCR 1325 (WE Act 1325) under its Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities through Socially Cohesive, Transparent, Accountable and Responsive Transition (BASIC START) in the Bangsamoro project supported by Oxfam in the Philippines. BASIC START in the Bangsamoro has the twin objectives of strengthening women’s leadership and participation in governance and undertaking research that will feed into policy-making – this study aimed to contribute to the latter.
 
This political project involved State actors as the duty bearers accountable to the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1325 and 1820. The institutional blueprint came in the form of a National Action Plan (NAP) that served as a policy guide for WPS. During the launch of the Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Resolution, the Philippines was lauded for the great strides it accomplished — particularly, in the areas of women’s inclusion in the peace process and financing the NAP, among others. At the national level, headway has been made as regards institutional infrastructure and mechanisms, capacity building, policy formulation, and monitoring and evaluation. Accomplishments in these areas were guided by two generations of NAP WPS — the first, launched in 2010 and the second, an amended NAP adopted in 2014.
 
This study is a knowledge product aimed at mapping out the institutional dynamics of localizing WPS in a region that has experienced — and continues to experience — conflict.
 

Educational Status of Women and Men in the Philippines

Extent of Gender and Development Mainstreaming in Local Government Units: Input to Technological University of the Philippines' Extension Services

The study aimed to determine the extent of gender mainstreaming in the 17 local governement units under the National Capital Region. Descriptive survey method was the research design and purposive sampling was employed to determine the respondents of the study who were members of the Gender and Development Focal Point System and the Technical Working Group.
A researcher made survey/questionnaire, validated and approved by experts in the field and the Gender mainstreaming Evaluation Framework tool from the Philippine Commision on Women were the instruments utilized. A total of 45 respondents represented the 16 cities and 1 municipality of the region.
Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that civil status was the only variables under Respondents' profile found to be predictor of gender mainstreaming and none from the LGU's profile. Hence, the hypothesis stating that the profile of the LGUs and the members of the GFPS and TWG singly or in combination predict the extent of gender mainstreaming in the local government units is partially sustained.