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Gender and Development | Cagayan Economic Zone Authority

Gender and Development

CEZA supports personnel Gender and Development

The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) conducted a gender and development activity dubbed as “Orientation/Reorientation on Gender and Development (GAD) of Focal Point System and Assessment of Focal Point System and Assessment of Gender Mainstreaming” on October 19-20, 2018 at the Forest Lodge, Camp John Hay, Baguio City. The activity was facilitated by Mr. Jaime Antonio, Jr., a freelance gender and development specialist/trainor and an International Labor Organization (ILO) Certified Participatory Gender Audit (PGA). It was participated by 19 male and 20 female personnel of CEZA, and also attended by the CEZA head himself, Sec. Raul L. Lambino, who delivered an inspirational message on the second day of the occasion.

The objective of the activity was to orient/reorient the functions, roles and responsibilities of the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) and to align the Authority’s system with the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). CEZA intends to integrate the practice of gender sensitivity and awareness in the implementation, monitoring, design and evaluation of its policies, programs and projects and other aspects, such that its men and women personnel will benefit equally. This was also part of CEZA’s efforts to strengthen GAD, pursuant to Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women, a government’s effort to promote women’s human rights and to eliminate gender discrimination under its systems, structures, programs, process and procedures.

CEZA kick-off celebration of National Women's Month

Mandaluyong City, March 6, 2020- CEZA joins the nationwide observation of the 2020 National Women’s Month this March to be spearheaded by the CEZA Advocates for Gender Equality. CEZA Mandaluyong employees headed by Deputy Administrator Agrimero Cruz joined the kick-off program for the celebration in time for the International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8.

In his opening remarks, DA Cruz emphasized that…“In the spirit of inclusion and economic empowerment, I encourage each one of you to continue strengthening your capacities in mainstreaming gender and development in CEZA and to be active agents of change contributing to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all.

The organization likewise invited an advocate for gender and development speaker who belongs to the list of endless female strengths and power, a Gender and Development Consultant and Trainer, a reviewer for the endorsement of GAD Accomplishment Reports and GAD Plan and Budget proposals of national and sub-national government agencies, Ms. Nela Santiago.

Ms. Santiago talked about various situation on violence against women and children and with her better intuition, patience, emotional focus and compassion to her undertakings in calling women and men advocates to advance women's rights and gender equality, break gender stereotypes and stop gender-based violence and discrimination against women, it is her aim to be able to continue in reaching out in bringing the pressing concerns and issues not only of women and men but also the youth and LGBT sectors as well.


CEZA is one with all women in their efforts to promote gender equality and women empowerment, and to protect the rights of women all over the world.

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Happy Women’s Month!