›› Gender and

›› PHilMech’s Role in

›› Gender-friendly

›› Members of the Gender
and Development (GAD)
Focal Point System

›› GAD Annual Report

›› GPB 2017

Gender and Development (GAD) refers to the development perspective and process that are participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices; seeks to transform society’s social, economic, and political structures and questions the validity of the gender roles they ascribed to women and men; contends that women are active agents of development and not just passive recipients of development assistance; and stresses the need of women to organize themselves and participate in political processes to strengthen their legal rights (Magna Carta for Women. Chapter 2, Sec. 4, p.7)