Gender and Development

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 potential. 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 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.


For Inquiry and Technical Assistance:

Wilhelmina P. Masinsin, Ph.D

Head, URS GAD Center

Director, Calabarzon GAD Resource Center

J. Sumulong St. Morong, Rizal

Telephone: (02) 8661-86-90

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