To provide a portal for sharing information on mainstreaming gender and development within the Agency, members of the FPA Gender and Development Committee spearheaded the launching of the online GAD Corner on May 30, 2019 at the FPA Function Hall. Executive Director Wilfredo Roldan and Acting Deputy Director for Fertilizer Antonio Cruz led the unveiling ceremony.
The online platform or the Focal Point System (GFPS) features FPA’s collection of GAD knowledge materials and its related programs, projects, and activities.
Its establishment complies with Executive Order No. 273, directing all government agencies to institutionalize a mechanism of ensuring the full implementation of the policies, strategies, programs and projects outlined in the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development. It also is in consonance with Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01 approving the Implementing Rules and Regulations on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women.
Accordingly, the online platform will enable the public to be familiar with the efforts of FPA in advancing gender awareness within the agency. It will also serve as a knowledge exchange center where best practices and experiences on gender-related advocacies and programs can be shown to reinforce public consciousness towards gender equity.
The public may visit the site at http://fpa.da.gov.ph/gadcorner/index.html
Women’s Month Celebration
Meanwhile, FPA continues to participate in the annual observance of the Women’s Month come the month of March. Various activities have been continuously held to promote gender sensitivity, and women empowerment in the workplace.
FPA employees availed of the free services and give-away items by participating private partners during the Serbisyo Para kay Juana on March 8. A film showing festival dubbed ‘CineJuana’ showcased the capabilities of women to making change in various sectors held on March 4. Finally, a Women’s Month Zumba was organized, enabling employees to appreciate healthy-lifestyle held every Fridays during the month-long event.