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It seeks to transform society’s social, economic, and political structures and questions the validity of the gender roles they ascribed to women and men. It also stresses the need of women to organize themselves and participate in political processes to strengthen their legal rights.

To Achieve Gender Equality


SHFC shall endeavor to develop plans, policies, programs, measures, and mechanisms to address discrimination and inequality in economic, political, social, and cultural life of women and men. SHFC shall accord women the rights, protection, and opportunities available to every member of society.

All individuals are equal as human beings by virtue of the inherent dignity of each human person. No one, therefore, should suffer discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, age, language, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, political, or other opinion, national, social, or geographical origin, disability, property, birth, or other status as established by human rights standards.
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GAD as a Perspective and Process

• Participatory          • Free from Violence

• Empowering           • Respectful of Human Rights

• Equitable                • Supportive self-determination

• Sustainable            • Actualization of human potentials
SHFC GAD Focal Point as Reconstituted (April 1, 2016):

Chairperson                        : Ma. Ana R. Oliveros
                                              President

Vice Chairperson                 : Jessica Caraso

Members                             : Cesar Macaspac
                                              Jasmin Luyun
                                              Joven Puruganan
                                              Bea Charmaine Pascual
                                              Corina Montilla
                                              SOHEIA (President or his/he representative as Alternate)

The roles and responsibilities of the SHFC GAD Focal Point are:


• To conduct a regular review of the agency s mandate, objectives, key result areas, budget, policies, programs and projects to ensure that they are gender-responsive;

• To formulate SHFC s Annual GAD Plans and Budgets;

• To develop a capability-building program for agency personnel who are tasked with the implementation of gender and development efforts;

• To establish a pool of gender champions to be composed of SHFC personnel from all levels;

• To hold regular reporting of the meetings/dialogues on GAD concerns with the agency head;

• To develop a monitoring scheme to keep track of the development on GAD within the agency, and;

• To cause compliance with the GAD reportorial requirements in terms of  issues, studies, policies, programs and budget.
SHFC Gender Champions

Operations Group          : Felix Caña
                                         Magdalena Mendoza
                                         Lianette Crespo
                                         Glenn Grande
                                         Janet Lumayag
                                         Gina Lumbre
                                         James Naquita
                                         Abigail Genito       

Support Group               : Ofelia Millares
                                         Joy Karen Pallago
                                         Atty. Melanie Valenciano
                                         Kathleen Rebustillo
                                         Leila Dava
                                         Carmella Artates
                                         Elvira Inton
                                         Susan Del Rosario

The roles and responsibilities of the SHFC GAD Champions are:

SHFC Gender Champions shall actively participate in the implementation of GAD mainstreaming activities, encourage other employees to do the same, and provide feedback, reports and corrective ways to improve implementation of GAD programs, activities and plans in their respective groups/departments/units

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GENDER EQUITY

The policies, instruments, programs, services, and actions that address the disadvantaged position of women in society by providing preferential treatment and affirmative action.

GENDER EQUALITY

The principle asserting the equality of men and women and their right to enjoy equal conditions realizing their full human potentials to contribute to and benefit from the results of development, and with the State recognizing that all human beings are free and equal in dignity and rights.



"Gender Equality Must Become a Lived Reality" - Michelle Bachelet