The City Government of Isabela headed by Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman conducted the 1st Quarter GAD Focal Point System-Technical Working Group (GFPS-TWG) Meeting at the Sakayan Conference Room, March 23.
City Information Officer and concurrent GAD Focal Mendry Ann Lim explained the programs and activities implemented and also pointed out the deficiencies in the accomplishment reports of some of the concerned offices. Furthermore, she also emphasized the importance of submitting the means of verifications for all the implemented projects.
Discussed were matters concerning GAD activities and programs, to wit: finalization of the GAD budget for FY 2023, FY 2021 Accomplishment Report, FY 2022 Approved GPB and FY 2023 Proposed GAD Programs.
Gender and Development (GAD) is anchored on Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) which consolidates and reinforces policies on GAD as it mandates all government instrumentalities to adopt Gender Mainstreaming as a strategy to promote and fulfil women’s human rights.