TUP, An Advocate of Gender and Development

Posted on 05.11.2012 | By Dr. Helen D. Caparas, Ms. Ma. Agnes P. Inosanto, Ms. Rutchel E. Pabalinas

The Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) had enhanced its active advocacy in Gender and Development (GAD). On February 8-10, 2012, a Gender and Sensitivity Training GST) was held at the Local Government Academy, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna. The 3-day training workshop was participated in by GAD coordinators of the University from different colleges and campuses of the University. The trainors were Hon. Remedios I. Rikken, Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Ms. Emma Rose Quesada-Medina of the Philippine Entertainment for Theater and Arts (PETA).

Participants in GAD seminarThe participants in GAD seminar.

To strengthen the mechanisms of the GAD advocates, a Gender and Development Trainors Training Workshop was held at Hotel Kimberly, Tagaytay City on May 9-11, 2012. The workshop trainors were Mr. Cris Anthony Gonzales and Ms. Emma Rose Quesada-Medina from PETA and Hon. Remedios Rikken from PCW. The said seminars were through the initiative of Dr. Florida C. Labuguen and Dr. Helen D. Caparas, University GAD Focal Person and University GAD Coordinator, respectively. Furthermore, the training workshop was participated in by different GAD trainors from the Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PHILSCA) campuses and TUP system.

The above-mentioned trainings were conceptualized to let the trainors internalize the context of GAD and equip them with technical training skills for gender mainstreaming in order to become effective GAD trainors and advocates.

Participants in GAD seminarVice President Labuguen (seated third from left) and Dean Caparas (seated second from right) with the participants in GAD seminar.