TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Cooperatives and Enterprise Development Office (CCEDO), in partnership with the Kalinga State University (KSU)-Extension Office and Tabuk Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (TAFAMULCO) conducted a two-day seminar on Gender and Development to the Cooperatives in Tabuk City recently at TAFAMULCO.
The seminar’s goal is to increase participants’ understanding of gender and equality issues by educating them on the fundamentals of gender disparity and presenting them with relevant data, arguments, and evidence.
The goal of the seminar for the cooperatives sector is to educate participants on Gender and Development (GAD) so that cooperative officials would be directed in developing GAD-related policies and strategic plans.
The Sex Disaggregated Data (SDD) will be produced using the GAD tools that were discussed in the aforementioned activity, according to Ronald Ryan Jose of CCEDO. This activity is only the first GAD seminar that the CCEDO has held in collaboration with the KSU and TAFAMULCO.
Raquel Dulliyao spoke about gender and development overview, gender sensitivity, and gender harmony; Agnes Luda spoke about gender-based violence for cooperatives; and Atty. Guillermo Lawagan of the City Legal Services Office discussed the Bawal Bastos Act, the Safe Spaces Act, and violence against women.