It seeks to transform societys 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.
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
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