-254000-228600PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA
College of Education
Gender and Development
Gender and Development (GAD) refers to the development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices and contends that women are active agents of development, not just passive recipients of development.
In this topic it connotes that the gender and equality gives women and men the same entitlements to all aspects of human development, including economic, social cultural, civil and political rights, the same level of respect, the same opportunities to make choices, and the same level of power to shape the outcomes of these choices. And coming from a research, around the world has shown that gender inequality tends to slow economic growth and make the rise from poverty more difficult. And research also shows that women and girls tend to work harder than men. And also Women’s empowerment is particularly important for determining a country’s demographic trends which affects its economic success and environmental sustainability (http://www.worldbank.org/gender/).
In our country there is an issues about gender inequality. Wherein the talk about gender has realy been prominent worldwide and as it thrives in a newer environment through time, many concerns have been discussed it its different aspects. The advent of cases involving gender harassment and other violations have been widespread throughout the country through media influences and other factors. Throughout time, the flagrant uprising of advocacies upholding the rights of one’s gender, for example, feminist groups and LGBT advocacy have been really evident and are mostly considered as important matters in society. Along with these issues are contradictory notes regarding gender empowerment and equality. Gender, inequality, for instance, has been a very sensitive issue in society which is frequently talked about.