Gender And Development Corner

Overview

 

     The International Labour Organization envisages gender equality as a critical element in achieving Decent Work for All Women and Men.  Decent work demands the elimination of gender inequalities through the creation of safe and decent conditions of work with conscious measures and creation of opportunities that take into account the gender-specific needs of workers and enterprises on wages, incomes and productivity through policy, program development and implementation. 

 

     To this end, the National Wages and Productivity Commission fervently advocates the Gender and Development (GAD) perspective of contributing to the continuous undertaking of nation-building and national development. 

 

    In its efforts to mainstream GAD perspective/dimensions in the content and delivery of its programs and services, the Commission seeks to realize the following objectives:

NWPC GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

CLIENT-FOCUSED OBJECTIVES

  • Conduct studies on gendered segmentation of the workers and enterprises in specific economic sectors to advance gender equality and non-discrimination within decent work framework.
  • Improve mechanisms that address gender issues and concerns relative to wages, incomes and productivity policies, programs and services.; and.  
  • Establish a robust data and information of women workers’ participation in the conceptualization and implementation of policies and programs on wages, incomes and productivity

 

ORGANIZATION-FOCUSED OBJECTIVES

  • Continuously build knowledge and expertise on GAD policies and principles to incorporate and advocate gender equality perspectives within operations, policies and programs
  • Address gender issues of employees through promoting equitable and inclusive opportunities in the workplace towards safe working environment and family-life work balance; and
  • Create a pool of GAD advocates and champions to strengthen the implementation of relevant GAD principles into the various programs, projects and activities of the agency.

 

 

Initiatives

 

2022 NWPC Women’s Month

 

2022 GAD-Related Learning Sessions

 

2021 Activities
2021 Trainings
MARCH 4-5

 

Promoting a
GAD-Oriented Workplace
MARCH 18-19 & APRIL 15-16

 

Gender Mainstreaming as a National Strategy
to Mainstream Magna Carta of Women
MARCH 09

 

Understanding Sexual Harassment
and Safe Spaces Act
MAY 12, 14 & 21

 

Gender Analysis Frameworks,
Tools and Application
JUNE 16-18

 

Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines
JUNE 30

 

Orientation on Gender Fair Language and Images
DECEMBER 10-11

 

Deepening Session on Gender and Development
DECEMBER 14-15

 

Gender Sensitivity and
Awareness Orientation

GAD in NWPC

 

The NWPC’s GAD Focal Point System is established to ensure, advocate, guide, coordinate and monitor the development, implementation, review and updating of their GAD plans and GAD-related programs, projects and activities.

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT (GAD) FOCAL POINT SYSTEM
Chairperson Executive Director IV
Members Deputy Executive Director for Wages and Productivity

Deputy Executive Director for Mgt. Support Service

Technical Working Group
Co-Chairpersons Director II per Department
Members All Division Chiefs

All Board Secretaries of RTWPBs

Focal Persons Planning Officer III

Accountant III

*based on NWPC Office Order 2022-001

Demographic and Gender Profile of NWPC Employees

The organization surveyed the Demographic and Gender Profile of NWPC Employees last February 21 to 23, 2022 to understand the employees and customize future programs that will be most helpful to everyone regardless of their preferences and beliefs. Further, the agency seeks to take notice of the implied needs of vulnerable sectors in our employee base.

Survey Objectives:

  • To understand the common concerns or issues faced by women during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • To know relevant way/s to support women during the pandemic. 
  • To promote the Women’s Month agenda and the GAD perspective among NWPC employees 
NWPC’s GAD AR & GPB

Updated: March 30, 2022