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
Telefax: (02) 571-5164/653-7135
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