Taguig City Hall employees to undergo gender sensitivity training


Over 6,000 employees of the Taguig City Hall will be undertaking gender sensitivity training starting today (June 27) in order to be more responsive in the delivery of public service especially when women and children are involved.

This activity will be facilitated by the city government’s Gender and Development (GAD) Council.

“As part of our continuing efforts to make the delivery of public service more effective, we are requiring our employees here at city hall to undergo training on gender sensitivity. I believe that we would be more responsive to the needs of our constituents if we were aware of their rights,” said Mayor Lani Cayetano, who is also the chairperson of Taguig’s GAD Council.

“Although here in Taguig we do not condone gender discrimination in the performance of our mandate to provide Taguigenos with social services, it would still be appropriate if our public servants undergo formal training on gender equality,” Mayor Lani noted.

According to Gemma D. Dancil, city director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and head of the GAD Council secretariat, the training will be undertaken in tranches so as to accommodate the volume of city hall employees.

She said the employees will be divided into 20 batches of 300 participants each. For June 27, one batch will receive training in the morning while another batch will be attending the exercise in the afternoon.

“This was agreed upon so as not to disrupt the delivery of public service to the people,” Dancil said.

The venue of the gender sensitivity training will be at the Taguig City Auditorium, she said. The schedule of the succeeding days of training will be announced as it is finalized.

“The employees will receive basic gender sensitivity training. They will be familiarized with the basic concepts of gender equality and how to deliver services without discrimination as to gender,” Dancil said.

She added that participants will also be taught on the rights of women under specific laws of the country.

Dancil said the plan to require city hall employees to take gender sensitivity lessons was agreed upon during the GAD Council’s planning seminar held last month.

 

FILIPINO VERSION:

Higit sa 6,000 kawani ng Taguig City Hall ang sasailalim sa gender sensitivity training simula sa araw na ito (June 27) sa layuning turuan ang bawat isa tungkol sa tamang pagtrato sa mga kababaihan at kabataan.

Naatasang manguna sa aktibidad na ito  ang Gender and Development (GAD) Council.

“Bahagi ng aming pagsisikap na gawing mas epektibo ang pagbibigay ng public service ay ang pag-oobliga sa aming mga kawani na kumuha ng pagsasanay tungkol sa gender sensitivity. Naniniwala akong mas magiging epektibo ang aming paglilingkod kung alam namin ang kanilang mga karapatan,” pahayag ni Mayor Lani Cayetano na umaakto rin bilang chairperson ng Taguig GAD Council.

“Bagamat dito sa Taguig ay hindi namin kinukunsinte ang diskriminasyon ay nararapat pa rin na isailalim ang mga lingkod- bayan sa formal training sa gender equality,” giit ni Mayor Lani.

Ayon kay Gemma D. Dancil, city director ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) at pinuno ng GAD Council secretariat, hiwa-hiwalay ang gagawing pagtuturo ng gender sensitivity sa mga kawani.

Sinabi ni Dancil na igu-grupo sa 20 batch ang mga empleyado na may 300 bilang sa bawat grupo. Sa (June 27), ibibigay ang training ng unang batch sa umaga habang ang isang batch naman ay sa hapon.

“Ito ang napagkasunduan nang sa gayon ay hindi nito maapektuhan ang pagbibigay ng serbisyo publiko,” ayon kay Dancil.

Gagawin aniya ang gender sensitivity training sa Taguig City Hall Auditorium. Ang mga iskedyul ng mga kasunod pang training ay iaanunsiyo sa sandaling ito ay maisapinal.

“Basic gender sensitivity training ang ipagkakaloob sa mga kawani ng lokal na pamahalaan. Tuturuan sila ng konsepto ng gender equality at pagseserbisyo nang walang diskriminasyon,” pahayag pa ni Dancil.

Ituturo rin sa mga kalahok ang karapatan ng kababaihan alinsunod sa nakasaad sa batas.

Sinabi pa ni Dancil na nabuo ang planong obligahin ang mga kawani ng city hall na mag-aral ng gender sensitivity sa isinagawang GAD planning seminar noong nakalipas na buwan.


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