GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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
• 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.
• 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.
NWPC held its Training on GAD Agenda and Strategic Plan Formulation for NWPC at the Richmonde Eastwood Hotel, Quezon City, on December 14-16, 2022. Ms. Lorena T. Yunque, an independent GAD consultant associated with the Philippine Commission on Women, acted as a resource speaker for the 3-day event.
2022 NWPC Women’s Month
2022 GAD-Related Learning Sessions
Promoting a GAD-Oriented Workplace
MARCH 18-19 & APRIL 15-16
Gender Mainstreaming as a National Strategy to Mainstream Magna Carta of Women
Understanding Sexual Harassment and Safe Spaces Act
MAY 12, 14 & 21
Gender Analysis Frameworks, Tools and Application
Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines
Orientation on Gender Fair Language and Images
Deepening Session on Gender and Development
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
Executive Director IV
Deputy Executive Director for Wages and Productivity
Deputy Executive Director for Mgt. Support Service
TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP
Director II per Department
All Division Chiefs
All Board Secretaries of RTWPBs
Planning Officer 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.
• 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